Friday, January 15, 2010

Wednesday Night Pickleball

On Wednesday night we had a great group out playing along with two new guests. Tim Hatzenbeler returned and Gary Ball from Sun City Center came over to play. Tim, Gary, Rich and Chris got their a little early to play some competitive games before the rest of us arrived. But then they joined the rest of us for some really good, and really fun games. Here's a few pictures of the group.

This is Gary Ball playing with Rich in one of the early rounds against Tim and Chris.
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And here is Chris and Tim. These four played three or four games together. Chris said later how great it was to play with these guys and experience some different and varied speeds to the game.

Steve and Suzi - Always a tough team!

Here is Don and Pat - WOW - Way to go - Pat!!!

Here's a really good game going on with Tim and Liz (far court) against Judy and Suzi.

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Tim and Liz - Ready for the next shot!
There's Suzi again!!! This time teamed up with John.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

a Good Volleyer Uses Good Bowling Technique

Coach Mo's Tip of the Month

A bowler first PAUSES to aim the ball at his target--- steps toward his target--- and follows through toward his target.

A good volleyer PAUSES to aim the face of his paddle at his target--- steps toward this target (if possible)--- and follows through toward his target.

Whenever possible PAUSE to aim (set the proper angle and direction of the face of your"

Tim Hatzenbeler Visits MP Players

On Monday night MP Players welcomed Tim Hatzenbeler. Tim hails from Stanwood,WA , but a business trip brings him to the Tampa area. He was looking for a place to take care of his pickelball twitch while away from home and we invited him to Wesley Chapel to play with the Meadow Point Players.
Rich and Donna called to warn everyone he was a good player and to bring their best game. Despite the cold weather about 10 players welcomed him to the courts and I understand Steve brought the hot chocolate! I wonder what Tim thought of us fussing about the weather. He showed up in SHORTS!!! Must be he had a good time with the group though - he said he'd be back on Wednesday!
Front Row: MP Players Judy and Cris, Back Row: Tim Hatzenbeler ( Stanwood, WA) with MP Players Bill, Steve and Renee. Also playing that night, but not shown in the pictures was MP Players Pat, Suzi, Liz and Don (taking the photo)

Sunday, January 10, 2010


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Despite the frigid temperatures a few brave pickleball players made it to the courts on Wednesday evening. Here is Don, Steve, Bill, Judy, ( I thinks that's Pat behind that furry hood!) Suzi and Chris with his whole family out to watch!! Don even brought along hot chocolate to help keep everyone warm!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Collier County Senior Games

Pickleball Doubles and Mixed Doubles

Wednesday, February, 24, 2010

North Collier Regional Park

15000 Livingston Park

Naples, Florida 34109

Time 9:30 am

Registration Fee $12 or $15 for late registration

Registration Deadline January 21, 2010

Contact Number 239 252-4000
for more information and registration forms.