We have the honor of having Carolyn Bagley living in Carriage Manor, at least when she's not in Alaska or The Villages. She's an amazing 5.0 player and has graciously been offering lessons once a week and recently put together a little in house tournament so people could experience what this is like.
I teamed up with a man I don't know well, but is a strong player. A bit more serious than I would have liked, but we did okay and came in third. Not bad since I had to enter in the younger age division since he was not 65 or older.
We didn't get our photo taken, but here are the first place winners.
And the second place winners.
Left Brain and Sister Mary came down to watch and he commented afterwards about how grueling this was. It felt like regular play to me except that my division started at noon and ran until 2:30, which is a hot part of the day. The really grueling day would come the following morning when we play the singles competition.
I've never played singles before and it just sounds interesting and I couldn't wait to experience it.
You can imagine my surprise when I won the first game against a man I respect very much. The next game didn't go as well and the third one I took a real spanking. Darn these younger men! I did have the comfort of knowing that one of those men who beat me took first place.
I enjoyed the singles game very much and I think I'd like to try it again, but with someone in my own age category!
Long Live the Queen of the Pickleball Court