Neither Rich nor I registered to play in these games. That's not unusual for me, but since it was just a single elimination event, Rich decided to pass on this one. Our friends from Louisiana however, knowing they would be here registerd to play in doubles, mixed doubles and singles competition. On Monday they held the doubles and singles. They graciously picked me up at about 6:00am, and I rode along with them to watch and to see some of the players/friends we hadn't seen since the season ended back in March.
Solivita is an over 55 active adult community and is absolutely beautiful. They have seven lighted pickleball courts in Freedom Park where the tournament was held.
Below is Gloria and Gail (back court) friends of ours from Tanglewood down in Sebring.
Margie Diaz - always the clown and always making everyone laugh, poses for the camera!!! Actually - this gentleman provided rides to and from the restroom which were past the adjoining tennis courts. Everyone appreciated it.
Below, the Louisiana crew, Prissy, Mary and Sharon wait to be called for their first game.
Mark, with little Jimmy makes the overhead shot without a problem. These guys are also from Tanglewood.
On the far court is our good friend Nancy, from Ft. Myers, and her partner Jan who flew in from Michigan to play with Nancy. She does spend most of her summer here in Florida and teams up regularly with Nancy. They are playing a team from The Villages.
Below - Sharon readies her paddle to return the ball. Coach Mo would be proud!
Is it the Sun? No...........it's the ball. Great form Prissy!