Pickleball Thurs. and Sat.

Pickleball tomorrow looks like it could be rain, but the Community Center is available at 8 a.m.Saturday pickleball is outdoor only, because of an event at the Community Center.

Very good crowd on Monday, but one court was shaded at 6, we turned the lights on at 7. The lights only stay on for an hour, so we were cutting it pretty close. Therefore we need to move up the start time next Monday to 5 p.m. in order to play in the light.

Dean

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Thursday Pickleball

Thursday Pickleball at 8 a.m. we can play outdoors or indoors.

Thursday night 6-8 p.m. is Richland Medical Center Introduction to Pickleball. Anyone willing to help with this is welcome. Teaching of rules, a little practice and perhaps very light games.

Monday played indoors and had 18 people. Tuesday practice with 8 participating.

So far the feedback on staying at 8 or going to 9 on Thursday/Saturday has been split, so for now staying at 8. Anyone wanting to show up at 9 can surely stay as long as they want to play since we seem to have a hard time stopping at 10.

I am encouraging all regular players to have at least one ball, in case the bag of balls and paddles don’t make it on time.

Dean
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Update on Pickleball

I have the keys if we need them tonight. Looks likely, but we can play indoors.

Tuesday night looks ok for outdoors, but indoors is not available.

Thursday a.m. indoors is available if it is raining.

We have an Introduction to PIckleball session that the medical center set up on Thursday at 6 p.m. which can be indoors or outdoors. I would appreciate at least on other person to help with that.

Saturday morning we can do outdoors, but no indoors.

Dean

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Monday Night pickleball, rest of week.

Monday night pickleball should be OK although a chance of rain. I will try to pick up keys tomorrow. it looks like the community center is open all of our times this week. Tuesday looks fine, but Thursday looks like rain again.

Not a lot of players Saturday. Started at 8 and played until 11:15. So come late if you need to.

Not much input on keeping/changing morning times.

Dean

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Saturday 8 a.m. pickleball

PIckleball at 8 a.m. on Saturday. 58 degrees with very light winds.

4 courts going on Thursday. Nice weather although a little foggy early.

Some discussion is going on about changing start times on Thursday and Saturday to 9 a.m. I know on Thursday it was a little chilly to start, but by 9 the sun was out and people would shedding outerwear, by ten in would getting a little warm and we were gone well before 11, so I don’t recall what that was like because I was home by then.
Possibilities: Wait awhile to change or go to 9. I personally like starting early so we are done by 10 and the rest of the day is ahead of me.
Set a temperature goal, say 50 degrees at 8. If it is predicted to be below that switch to 9 (although 4 of us did play outdoors when it was 32 degrees last fall, but you wanted to keep moving). I would try to do this early the day before so people have notice.

One more item, I am trying to get all of our regular players to have at least one ball with them, so in case the bag of balls does not make it on time.

Dean

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