Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday Night at the Courts

We had a total of 13 players on the courts last night. The air was heavy, not a hint of a breeze, but everyone had a great time. Here's a few pictures of the group playing.

Don and John with Penny and Ken - Must be a questionable call?

Don and Marilyn - and that's Rich in the back trying to convince that tennis player to graduate to a bigger ball!

Penny and Chris

Good Game Everyone! Ken and Paula with Renee and John

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Marilyn and Paula

Penny and Liz

John and Don

Steve and Rich
And everyone ready to hit the showers - calls it a night - John, Paula, Chris (almost hidden), Josh, Don and Steve
See you all on Friday!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Great Article on Injury Prevention for our Picklers

Common sports injuries can be avoided with a little planning


Tuesday, October 27, 2009 12:13 AM EDT

THE VILLAGES — Retirement is the time when people finally have the chance to do the things they love, which for many, includes playing sports.

And while playing a sport can be a fun, healthy way for people to enjoy themselves, it also can lead to painful injuries if people forget to take things slowly and listen to their bodies.

Read the Entire Article.......Common Sports Injuries

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Welcome Back Pat and Suzi - and where are Rich and Dee?

Well the summer is winding down and those northerners are starting to head back to the "sunny south" for the winter. If you've been watching the weather reports, it's none too early. In some places the temperatures have dropped significantly and the cold and snow has already started to show is ugly face. If you can't play indoors - you have to head for the south, where the pickleball courts welcome you year round!

Pat and Suzi are back from Washington - where they continued to practice up on the pickleball skills with their group in Bellingham. We're glad to have their smiling faces and competitive spirits back with our Meadow Pointe Picklers. WELCOME HOME Pat and Suzi.

The Pagliaro's, ( or Piscatelli's, or Pagianos?) - anyway - Rich and Dee made it back from Main before Pat and Suzi - they went again? Where did they go? Well we found them just south of here at the Peace River Campground in Wauchulla, where Rich and Donna are. Here they are on a chilly Monday morning playing their favorite game. As you can see the courts here don't begin to compare with our courts at home - but we still have a great time. They played for about three hours that morning and then made it back to the courts around four in the afternoon for a couple more hours of play. And here they are, enjoying Happy Hour at Rich and Donna's site with some of the other Pickleball players.

Now, we're waiting for Bill and Judy to return from Red Hook, New York. We hope to see them back with our group sometime in November..........Hurry Back Guys!!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tampa Bay Senior Games

Here are a couple of pictures of Rich and his partners taken at the Tampa Bay Senior Games which were played just down the road in Sun City Center.

Rich and partner Mark Telfer - great play at the non-volley line.

Rich and Mark getting their Silver Medal (Actually they only give medals for 1st place) So they are getting their second place ribbons. Paula Jory, tournament director and Meadow Point resident in the middle. Posted by Picasa
Rich and Linda Kramer effective at the non-volley line.
Rich and Linda with their second place ribbons.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Meadow Pointe Picklers - Medal at National Games

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Rich and Donna Donald participated in the National Pickleball Championship Games, sanctioned by NSGA. The Senior event was held in the Ft. Lauderdale area; pickleball was played at the CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines. This was a four day event, starting with pool play on Thursday and Friday to determine seeding for the Championship matches on Saturday and Sunday.
Rich took the Gold Medal inthe men's doubles 55-59 age division partnering with Bob Huskey the USAPA Ambassador from Opelika, Alabama. He also took the Silver Medal in the 60-64 age division, partnering with Roxanne Ware from Texas.
Donna took the Bronze Medal in the ladies 55=59 age division partnering with Nancy Jordan from Arizona. She also took the Silver Medal in the mixed doubles 55-59 age division, partnering with David Jordan from Arizona.
For the complete story, pictures and all results click this link to the USAPA Atlantic South website.