Monday, May 27, 2013

Saturday in Daytona Beach

Saturday was our last full day in Cocoa Beach, but we had previously made plans for Rich and I to do a pickleball skills clinic for the players a little further north in Daytona Beach.    Actually it was at the absolutely beautiful Pelican Bay Community where the USAPA ambassador for Delray Beach, Cathy Stansbury  lives.    I can not believe that I didn't get a group picture......but I know we counted somewhere between 35 and 40 players.    Cathy had also invited some folks from the neighboring towns of Deland Beach and Port Orange and  Dave Vander Weide, who is trying promote the game in Winter Gardens, FL was also there.  He had some really nice shirts that he was selling to help raise some funds to help introduce the game there.  Unlike most T-shirts for pickleball these were those very light weight drip dry kind.  Very nice for $25.

When we arrived, Cathy had set up the meeting room next to the courts.   Everyone enjoyed coffee, juice, pasty and fresh fruit while we held a question/answer session about the rules of the game. 

Instruction then moved outside to the four beautiful pickleball courts, which were previously two tennis courts.   Rich did a great job as usual.  And everyone wanted him and I to critique their play while playing a games.   

After the clinic, Cathy treated us both to lunch at their country club, and a few of the players joined us.  The food was great and one of the couple we will more than likely see again very soon.  They reside in  Delray Beach, but like us, will be spending part of the summer at The Villages.  

We got back to Wauchula mid afternoon on Sunday.  This week will be cleaning and packing and closing the RV up for the summer.  We will leave for The Villages next Saturday, June 1st. 

PS---  THE PICKLEBALL T-SHIRTS  are very very nice and come in all sizes and colors for men and ladies.  Ladies shirts will have the v-neck line.  If you are interested - contact Dave at 407- 877-6661. 

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