Friday, November 30, 2012

The last day. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

The last day of November, 2012 that is. There was no shortage of players on this beautiful, if blustery day. There were 11 players in action: Jim, Johnny, Karen, Julia, Bob D, Chris, Peter, Gary A, Steve, Mike and Ron (yon Editor).

The wind was somewhat of an issue because it kept blowing balls from one court to the other active court - occasionally stopping some sensational rallies with cries of "ball on court". The gusty blasts, also had the balls executing unusual aerial movements - in some cases missing players' paddles by as much a 5 or 6 feet.

Julia may as well have been wearing a target on her tunic because she kept getting in the way of kill shots by her opponents, who each swore that they were absolutely not aiming at her.

Below: Johnny letting one fly.
Below L: Chris; Top R: Steve and Gary A; Bott: Mike
Below L: Jim and Julia; Top R: Gary A and Steve; Bott: Karen
 Don't forget: The UPG party is coming up on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. There will be lots of p'ballers and friends in attendance. Yummies of all sorts, too. A swell time is 100% guaranteed or your $5 contribution will be graciously refunded within the next 60 days. The highlight of the evening will be the Passing of the Pickle. You can stay home that night and twiddle your thumbs, or you can come to the party. Your choice. Hope to see you there. Check with Gary A if you need details about the party.

It's good to be back.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A new day - Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Well, it wasn't a new day for everyone - but, it was for me - Yon Editor. Played 5 matches. The first time since July 27th. Didn't do anything reckless and opponents didn't overtly try to kill me. Which was kind of them.
                                                         Below: Steve and Gary H.
Eight players were in action. Just barely enough players to keep 2 courts going. Breezy, but a very nice day for slapping the old p'balls around. Players: Mike, Steve, Gary A, Gary H, Amy, Peter and yon editor of dubious renown. aka: Spike.
                                                          Below: Mike and Gary A.
   That's Amy below. She's a beginner, but is coming along.
Don intensely studying the ball before giving it a ride.
Hope more players will be showing up for the p'ball sessions. We UPGers play all year long regardless of the weather (except during actual rain events (as opposed to predicted rain events)), and usually not during hurricanes. See you soon.