Platform tennis,( paddle), is a passion of mine.
Ina asked me what have I been up to as she hasn't read any mention of tennis or paddle in my blog.
How could that be? Considering that I am playing 4-5 times a week... I think I don't write about it much because most people do not even know what paddle is.
So I think I will just write about paddle and how it relates to me. ( it's all about me!)
Here it goes.
First you should know that I like to play competitively and I like to win. If I don't win I don't sulk and I'm not in a bad mood the rest of the day. I turn the page.
But, if I do win?
I am very pleasant to be around.
I play on an inter club team, B level. ( some day I'll be an A! The teams start at E)
And I play on a state team. We travel around the state playing other clubs and then we have lunch. I play on series 7 and 9. We started on 13.
For me the game serves as a good workout, good exercise, and provides a social life with great women who like to compete and be out doors during the winter.
That's right, it's an outdoors, WINTER sport.
Sleet, snow, ice?
We're out there and half the time we are in shirt sleeves as you work up a sweat playing this game.
My paddle partner and I also play in tournaments. We just played in a fundraiser over in NY this week. It was at Fox Meadow, seen below.
Fox Meadow is a beautiful, old club where the game originated. The people are so nice and it was a pleasure to play there.
Unfortunately... we had to play in the pouring rain... ALL DAY!!!!
And, the tournament wasn't run very well or very organized.
The food was terrible. It was disappointing. Thank God the paddle was good.
Very vintage. it's from back in the day when the men and women would play in sweaters, chinos, and Keds.
Now we all wear Nike black exercise pants, tennis shoes and tees.
Let me know if you have ever played :)