Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pickleball and Pizza with Friends

It has not been ALL work and no play. The Meadow Pointe Picklers, our local group of players meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings about 6:30 either in Meadow Point I, about a mile away, or in Meadow Pointe II , where we live and where the courts are about a quarter of a mile from the house.

The first few pictues were taken on Monday evening  and came out pretty good because I snapped them before it got dark.    We played at MP I from 6:30 until after 9:00 pm.

We are usually pretty fortunate and can get two courts.  Once in a while the tennis players are out so we do rally scoring to keep players from waiting so long between games. 

Lots of other sports at MP 1 - you can see the basketball courts, and volley ball courts in the back - which are  used most every night.   On Friday's you'll see the young kids ( real young) out playing soccer. What a hoot!

On Wednesday most of the group played again at MP I, but we had some visitors and a couple of them had never played before, so a few of the regulars joined Rich and I at MP II.

On the left is Larry and Sharon from Lakeland, Fl.  On the right is Larry and Lynda from Land O Lakes Fl.  They came to learn how to play so they can take it back to their community of Cheval. 
It was dark when I got a few pictures.  This location is actually very nice.  There are three tennis courts, two of which have lines painted for pickleball. 

Larry plays with Zachary.  Zack is only 13 or 14 years old, but is a very good player.  The adults enjoy having him around. 

Below are some of the regulars.  Zack playing with Don against the ladies Karen (Zack's Mom) on the left and Marilyn.

We played again on Friday night and had two courts going with 4 or 5 waiting to play.  It was another fun evening.  Friday night is Pizza night.  Some went to Marco's, some went home and six of us went to Pizza Mania.    Joining us are long time friends Mark and Rene Glassman, (back) and Don and Linda Bass. 

It was really nice visiting with all the folks back in Meadow Pointe. 

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