Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Meadow Pointe Pickler - Steve Long

Meet Steve Long

You will always recognize Steve when you come to see us play. He is that single guy with both knees wrapped for support. Yes, his knees give him some problems, but you wouldn’t know it when you see him on the courts. Steve is originally from Hammonton, NJ, an alumni of Richard Stockton State College of New Jersey and the father of two sons. He has had one of his son’s out on the courts to play with our group. Like father, like son……..they both play very well.

Steve spends his days working as a Contracts Manager, and when he’s not playing pickleball, he enjoys boating, and playing poker. He enjoys most sports and plays or has played golf, tennis, basketball, volleyball and racquetball. But we have him hooked on pickleball now!!

Meadow Pointe pickleball players Pat and Suzie Zwolenski introduced Steve to the game, and in turn Steve invited his close friend Mary Jones. Steve rarely misses a chance to play. He enjoys both the social side of the sport and the challenge of the game and has joined other Meadow Pointe players in fun pickleball events with the Kings Point Pickleball League in Sun City Center.

Steve just recently had surgery on both of his knees. Nothing can keep him off the courts. I think he was back out playing within just a few days!!!!

1 comment:

Andrea said...

I went to high school with Steve. We are currently visiting Clearwater Beach until March 18th. So hi to Steve and his fellow pickleballers. My kids (11 and 14) both play pickle ball at camp.
Andrea Paull Schroeder