Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pickleball - The Event - March 26, 2010

Above: Ralph and; Spidy
Below: Spidy in the 'slam' mode.
Below: Johnny digs one out as John looks on.
Below: Camo-hatted Cupcake making a running return.

We had a beautiful day for P'ball, but a low turnout - probably the result of weather predictions made 3 or 4 days ago. We of the Upstate Pickleball Group operate on ACTUAL weather conditions - not PREDICTIONS!!!
Seven turned out: John, Johnny, Mike, Ralph, Peter, Sharon and yours (not necessarily) truly.
We started the days activities, by clearing the deck of water from recent rains. This mission was deftly handled by Chief Swabber, John and his crew of two.
We played doubles on one court and Canadian Doubles or singles on the other - depending, in part - on who we could extract from their lounge chairs. Peter F, competing in his second session, is making a lot of headway, and made several nice hustle plays. The wind was a slight factor, but had no actual influence on the outcome of any matches except perhaps in someone's subconscious.
Lots of good matches and more to come - depending on the real - not imagined - conditions.
Our thoughts are with our good friends and their loved ones.

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