Jim, B3, Crabbie and Mary
Kathryn registered us in a “for-fun” pickle ball league based in Sherill. The idea being that our game would improve as we played more people with different styles. Six teams entered with clear differentiation: two very good teams, two middle teams (including us) and two beginner teams. One of the good teams dropped out due to injury. While we easily won our regular games we were easily beaten by the remaining best team 11-1 and 11-0. All in fun.
Given a forecast with promising weather forecasts – sunny and temperatures in the mid- 40s and low 50s Kathryn and I decided to shovel the snow off one of the Marcy pickleball courts so we could play outside. If we had known how difficult the task would be we likely would have deferred. We shoveled for 2 hours on Sunday and 3 hours on Monday. The snow was solid blocks about 11″ thick. Our approach was to chop a block and then carry it to stack against the fence. Tuesday Kathryn and I gave it a try. The snow banks were very close to the out of boundary lines, but playable. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we played doubles with friends before the weather turned cold again.