Friday, November 30, 2012

Pickleball, New Players and Pizza

It was a fun night at MP II tonight and we had a pretty good group of 12-14 out to play.  

Two new MP Picklers!  Dave and Sharon stopped by one day last week to see what the game was all about.  Not surprising that they were back this week - MP players always make newbies feel welcome.

But tonight they were serious - they were taking notes on where to get their own paddles!!

 Rich(back row far right) and I (Donna - front row-3rd from righ)  came to play with the group tonight.  We sold our home here  in Meadow Pointe - so we had to have a final "group" picture!

And frequently on Friday night the group goes out for Pizza. Some go to Marco's and others to Pizza Mania.   Tonight nine of us selected Pizza Mania. Food was great!   Seated below from left to right is Linda and Don, Mark and Renee, Gary, and newbies Sharon and David.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Great American Teach In......

MP Picklers have helped some of the neighboring communities introduce pickleball and most recently the students at the John Long Middle School thanks to MP player, Donald Bass.   The following is from Don:
During the week of November 12th the John Long Middle School (JLMS) will be having the Great American Teach-In.
Recently, I did a brief demo for one of Ms. Como (PE Teacher at JLMS) PE classes and it was well received.   She had about 9 nets set up, and paddles and balls for the students, so all of the students got to try it.  Ms. Como was very pleased with the student's participation……. .so she considered this demo to be a success.  
She would like for a group of us to come one day during the Great American Teach-In week. If we can, we will be reaching out to about 500 students if we are there all day.   
In order to volunteer for this event each of us will have to do a short online application for security purposes. Once completed, we could volunteer at any Pasco County school.   Ms. Como envisions us doing a brief demo in the gym and then going out to the courts to help students try the game with each of her classes that day. 
These are all children from our community, so our time will be well spent.  

Friday, November 2, 2012

Winter in Paradise, Sun City Center

Hey Meadow Pointe Picklers
Don't miss this great event this year.
Pickleball for all ages and ALL Skill Levels. 
Information Below 
Hope to see you there!

Winter In Paradise Wing Ding
Sun City Center, Fl 

Larry Neely is holding a pickleball clinic to introduce pickleball to players in the Tampa area.  It is being held at the Cheval Community in Land O Lakes.  If any of you are able to help with the demo, please let Larry now.  His contact information is below. 


Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong and it’s one of the fastest growing sports in America. It may be a silly name, but it’s a serious sport. It’s fast paced and easy to learn, great exercise and lots of fun. Good for all ages …. Come see what the excitement is about!


 Cheval Athletic Club 4142
 Cheval Blvd
 Lutz FL 33558
Sunday November 18th 2012
2.00pm – 4.30pm

Free instruction: come learn from current players of the game. We have all the equipment you need. Just bring yourself.

Larry Neely 813 279 5122