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Old 08-02-2017, 06:56 PM   #29
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We plan to attend and will probably stay at Nova. I don't think we're ready to compete in a tournament, I haven't played more than 4 matches in the last 15 years but suspect it will be over a 100 by this coming December.

I played this Monday, about 40 people showed up, one man, actually looked older than us, had two knee braces and entered with a cane. Afterwards Ginny said to we looked like we were almost the oldest. The reality is that we're now older than about 92% of the people in the country. (I looked it up because she was curious.)

We ordered paddles on line a couple of days ago (played with borrowed paddles) and when our new paddles came we hustled right down to the courts, playing in a light rain like two 'can't wait children'.

Another something we can share.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:28 AM   #30
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Addiction begins. Ginny and I played last night and this morning. I can tell by Ginny's smile that she wants to be a player. They start at 8 AM and play to noon. We got their early and I played 3 games. Really fun and a workout, not like a couple of hours of tennis but age appropriate. Next March Saturday morning. I like the coed nature.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:49 PM   #31
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It is very addictive ! I'll be traveling to DBS (in my scamp) oct. 11-13 to practice for the 4 tournaments I have coming up. Where do you play in FL.?
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:09 PM   #32
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Keith. I had one winter in AZ where I played every day some 16 years ago when we started our travels until this week that was the last time. Last winter a new member of our Escapee Park asked me about the possibility of a Pickleball park.

I approached our town and they offered me a huge fenced in concrete slab. They cleaned it and Ginny and I painted it. This fall I'll be teaching park members and eventually members of the town and two other RV parks. If this becomes a success there's room for more courts, actually a lot more.

For the remainder of our stay in NH I'll be playing at least every other day. Surprisingly Ginny is into it, maybe a hangover from her figuring out hiking on tough slopes in NL this year. What ever I'm happy. The days without matches Ginny and I go down and practice.

The people where we play are very friendly and helpful to newbies, like this forum.
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:50 PM   #33
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I came across this article, in which the wife of one of the game's inventors says they named their dog after the game, rather than the other way around. Not that it matters much. Interesting reading about the history, though.
The History of Pickleball - Hoffman Estates Pickleball
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Hf right, wrong direction.. I think I did that with the ball a couple of times today.
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