We arrived in Naples around 6:00pm, checked in at the hotel and headed for the courts to watch the singles competition for a while, then stopped at 5 Guys Burger and Fries for late dinner before we headed back to the room. We stayed at the Best Western on Pine Ridge Rd and it was one of the nicest places we've stayed. The room was huge with a small kitchenette (sink, micro, frig, coffeepot) and the price was very reasonable. The only down side was that our room was directly in front of an entry door and across from the ice machine and elevators, so we did get disturbed a little during the night. You can't believe how many people go for ice at 3 or 4 in the morning!! A great complimentary breakfast in the morning. We would definitely recommend this hotel if you're in the area.
Saturday was the doubles competition and we were not surprised to see many of the same people we've come to know and play with over the years; Linda and Diane from Tanglewood, Tim and Marlene Difenderfer and Gary and Cathy Miller from Solivita and Cindy Eddleman and Nancy Meyer. from Ft. Myers. This year we were pleasantly surprised when we ran into John and Carla Foard. John partnered with one of his fellow Venice players.
During the second match of the day, Rich slipped on some loose stones and turned his ankle. Once the match was over he bandaged up the ankle and continued on, hobbling a bit at times, but still coming out on top!