Friday, January 18, 2013

MP Players on the Road

Submitted by
Don Bass

 On Saturday, January 12th, eight of our local players from Meadow Pointe (MP) took part in the Warm Up to the Geezer Meister tournament doubles competition in New Port Richey

Congratulations to our winners! Karen Hinnen and Marilyn Howell - First Place in the Ladies Doubles,

Chris Atkinson and Zach Hinnen - First Place in the Men's under 55 Doubles -

Tom Saxton and Ernesto Diaz - Second Place the Men's under 55 -

....... and on Sunday four of us competed in the mixed doubles.
Karen Hinnen and Zach Hinnen won 2nd Place in the under 55 category.

 Below is a group photo!

 On Monday January 13th, five members of MP joined me and Hudson, FL ambassador Lee Boerckel, in presenting a pickleball demonstration at the Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex.

Special thanks to our MP volunteers  that joined me :Renee Glassman, John Hutton and Suzi and Pat Zwolenki. The turnout was light as seen in the photo, but several more ladies attended later in the two hour session.  While it was not very well organized by the  Recreation Center, our  hope is that a few of the employees at the Recreation Complex learn to play the game, in order to be available to guide anyone new coming to learn to play in the future.