Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday 24th April 2017...Day 16!!!

I like to get a medical check up when I am here and I found out my great Doctor of over 24 years retired last year.....Heather made an appointment for this morning and I met the replacement Doctor, he looked about 17 years of age but was very professional and I liked him.....he is sending me for regular blood tests and I go back to see him in two weeks....

Breakfast on the Bank!!

 On the way back from the Doctor's I drove past my old condo complex....was not this color when I owned one....mine was the middle condo on the far left...I owned this from 2000 till 2006 and made 100,000 dollars when I sold!!!!
 This view was almost across the street sort of!!!!
 At noon I went to play my first game of pickle ball...


How Pickle-ball® Came to Be

The Birth of Pickle-ball®

Pickle-ball® is a game for the whole family. So it’s only fitting that it was invented by a family, too. The game got its start back in 1965, in Bainbridge Island, just a short ferry ride away from Seattle, WA 
When Congressmen Joel Pritchard, William Bell and Barney McCallum came home from a game of golf one day to find their kids bored and restless, they set out to create a game that would engage them through the lazy days of summer.
They wanted to create a game that would be challenging, but still accessible. They handed the kids table tennis paddles and a wiffle ball, and lowered the net on their badminton court. In the coming days both kids and adults alike fell in love with the game, and as they played the rules evolved (to include the non-volley zone, for instance) and solidified to their present incarnation.

Pickle-ball's Birthplace — Bainbridge Island



The Early Years

Pickle-ball® caught on fast with friends and neighbors. People began making their own Pickle-ball® paddles, which were more suited to the game than table tennis paddles, using a wood jigsaws and marine plywood. Those who had access to badminton courts simply lowered the net. Others set up courts in their driveways and backyards, drawing lines with chalk. News of the fun new game spread by word-of-mouth.

Evolution of Pickle-ball®

Pickle-ball® continued to gain in popularity over the years for players of all ages, and in 1972, Pickle-ball® was officially incorporated to give the game a proper hub and keep up with the demand for paddles, balls, nets and other gear. 

An Interview With Our Own Barney McCallum



Pickle-ball® Today

Today Pickle-ball® is played all over the world—through community groups, PE classes, YMCA, retirement communities and more. According to a recent article there are more than 2,000,000 people playing Pickle-ball® in the US alone, and the game is growing exponentially.

It was a drop in group and they were all very friendly and it took me a few games to get the hang of it and then i think i did quite well...played almost 3 hours and it was a great workout...it seems I will not be able to get any tennis in so this is a wonderful replacement...i look forward to playing again on Thursday...

 No comments please about the hair...I was sweaty and hot and also no comments about the shirt..it is the national soccer shirt of Croatia!!!
 Came home and had a fabulous long hot soak in the tub!!!

Then spent three hours in the kitchen making a batch of pea soup!!!
 Heather worked late tonight and when she came home she had a bowl and said it was delicious!!!!

Taken just around 8 pm...
You will notice there is no mention of watching a hockey game tonight!!!!!

No game..next game Wednesday!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!

2 comments:

Peter Kouwenhoven said...

The hair? Oh well.
The shirt? Awesome!
Pea soup? Anytime!

A great day...

mexicokid said...

thanks it was les

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