a year ago
Great opportunity to hang out with like-minded people in one of the most attractive resorts on the east coast of the U.S. Surrounded by first-class facilities and convenient to many highly rated restaurants, we had a wonderful week in glorious weather. Our instructor, Mark, did a terrific job with us newbies. He was patient, concerned, affable, but methodical in getting across what he wanted us to learn and to incorporate it into our "muscle memory." I especially appreciated his giving us the context and reasoning for his emphasis on court position. He taught us that more than either tennis or ping pong, mastery of the game of chess held the key we needed to becoming truly good players of pickleball because of the need to think about our moves one or two plays in advance. In his view, the game is much more complex than just getting the ball over the net and we came to appreciate his 4 dicta for successful play. My game improved and my waistline didn't expand even further despite some fine dining and drinking because of all the drills and round robins that burned up those calories! Very satisfying way to spend the last days of winter.