Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pickleball Pentad: - Drizzleball - Friday, March 4, 2011

Driving to Timmons with the windshield wipers on might have encouraged a few hasty U-turns, and perhaps it did. We'll never know. But, five came through. Upon arrival, the courts were wet and it was drizzling. We decided to play anyway, and vowed not to make any risky moves for fear of taking diggers. It drizzled on and off. We five: (Albert, Anne, Steve, Lynne and this scribe) kept playing and finally the rain stopped all-together and a breeze picked up to start the court-drying process. Our matches picked up in intensity. We ended up playing for 2-1/2 hours, rotating the odd player in after each game. Some very exciting games followed with one match going to 14-12. AbovePit Bull fires away. Below: Stevie Wonder leans into one.
Below: Ace winds up for a smasheroo.
Below: Prince Albert (All the way from Grants Pass, OR) sets a ball adrift from the back line.

Our fivesome was fairly well balanced in the ability department with the edge going to Albert. Consequently, each match was a battle. Surprisingly (or not surprisingly - you choose) the day's wins and loses came out even. Chew on that statistic for a while!

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