Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday P'ball @ Gower - Feb. 12, 2013

OK. Here's the scoop. Please take notes. Don was back for his 2nd day on the courts since he had right shoulder surgery a few months ago. And, I played several matches after right shoulder surgery 5 weeks ago. I don't want to speak for Don, but the way he was practicing and playing - he was definitely glad to be back. Me, too and thanks for the welcomes.

Eleven players: Mike, Gary A, Steve, Don, Johnny, Carol, Evan, Julia, Barbara, Kim and yours truly (some of the time).
It was a beautiful, windless day. Many fine games followed. Unfortunately, Barbara took a backward tumble and banged her head. After a few unsteady moments she got back onto her feet and into the fray, none the worse for the wear. That's a good thing. Evan, fairly new to the UPG, but an experienced Michigan player, was on hand and played a strong game. She's a lefty, but plays with her right hand at will. So opponents, and partners have to be on their toes.
Below: Carol, dressed to the nines in her faux leopard skin tunic prepares for a return shot as Spidy keeps tabs on the ball. 
Below: Johnny delivers (L) and Johnny/Evan (R) team up. Evan manages to fly out of the picture.

Below: Top L: The come-back kid (Don) and Julia; T.R: Julia and Barbara; B.L: Steve and Gary A; B.R: Kim and Mike.
It might seem a premature to be talking about spring weather, but here in SC it's on the way. Hopefully more players will be coming around. There are now, and will be, plenty of opportunities to play in matches with players of your individual caliber and with players who may be a step above. So, come on by and get back in the groove. Have some fun, improve your game and join in on the camaraderie and occasional sharpshooting.


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