It is with great delight I share with you my love of pickleball.
Pickleball Original Artwork
I create artwork around pickleball. I am a watercolorist (urban sketcher) and acrylic artist. The art is copyrighted, and often prints are for sale. Do ask.
At the indoor pickleball court in town, I used to spend 3 mornings/week playing pickleball. COVID-19 has changed that. I do miss playing pickleball.
There’s time spent reading about strategies, watching tournaments on YT and studying drills and techniques I can practice against the back wall of the house.
My fifth tournament occurred just before our COVID-19 “stay-at-home” orders for social isolation began. In mixed doubles, my partner and I took “Gold”. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to play in tournaments. If I had not started to try to figure out what I’d need to do to play well right from the start, I would never have had these tournament experiences.
I’d read that if you WAIT to get good enough (whatever that is) in pickleball, you might never get around to playing in a tournament.
I’m delighted to have had a fantastic experience when I played in Naples, at the “Pickleball Capitol of the World”. Everyone should play in a tournament at least once.
My first ever tournament (in Alachua) was an incredible learning experience. I’d been playing pickleball about 4 weeks and signed up with a friend I’d just met.
The tournament was so close to where I lived and I wanted to know what tournament play was like. I am grateful for Norma, my first pickleball partner. She was game to embark on the experience — even though we had little at the time.
Gainesville, FL Pickleball Courts
New pickleball courts at Northside Park in Gainesville were to be completed for May 2020. But COVID-19 has changed that pace.