Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (Court Day #39)

I arrived at Derby Park at 8:30 a.m. for the third session of Jerry Louis’ class. As previously noted, I missed the first one.

Present were Jerry (duh), Maree, Ted, John P., Kim, Cathy, Sycha (“sigh-chah”) and me. At 49, I was the youngest one there. Jerry had us do some lobbing drills and, later, taught the class stacking. (I think John had done stacking previously with Melody in mixed doubles at the Bay Area Senior Games, since he was talking about them stacking.) I’ve seen videos with stacking and understand the concept, but it is challenging implementing and keeping proper track of the true positions on the court, score, and pre-service alignment. As I told Sycha today, it’s like patting your head and rubbing your belly—it’s a bit of a trick when you first try it! Like anything, it would become easier with practice.

The last thing we did was play a single unscored game with four playing and three waiting to rotate in. If you made an unforced error, you were replaced with the next waiting player. I didn’t even make it through the first point and was off the court. Kim was on for quite a bit of time. I redeemed myself later by being on for quite a bit of time as well. At this level, you tend to do well by simply allowing the other team make the mistakes. But I’ve said that before. No surprise there.

Jerry said he’d be emailing me about making up the first session that I missed.

Brommer Park

Karen Long sent out a club message today sharing that the new permanent pickleball courts and Brommer will be open to the public tomorrow! Awesome!

Number of days on a court: 39

Number of total hours: 111