Tuesday, November 29, 2022 (Court Day #564)
I left work and arrived at Skypark at 6:40 p.m. It was quite cold and I was wearing just shorts and a T-shirt and my hands were freezing. Well, not literally freezing but very cold. You could easily see your breath, for instance. At least 3-4 times tonight, I got the question, “Aren’t you cold?”
Brace, Brace, Brace
I was like the bionic man. I had my tennis elbow band on my forearm, the brace on my right knee, and a wrist brace. The thing I hate about the wrist brace is that the paddle rests in my hand differently against the brace wrapped around my palm and—as much as I try to adjust for it—it changes the angle of the paddle.
Flush This One
I played pretty darn horribly. Particularly of note, I played a game with Avery against Casey and his dad Tim. Every single point that Tim and Casey earned was due to my error. Avery played a clean game. Casey and Tim won 11-0. I can’t say that Avery and I lost 11-0, because that would not be fair to Avery. It was all me.
I played a little bit better later in the evening, but that’s not saying much. I played with Nicole against David and Minori and Nicole and I won. Nicole was ready to go home and left. David, Minori, and myself were the three people out, so we had to wait for someone else.
I ended up in a game with Max and Minori had to be talked into playing that game since she was quite hungry and ready to go eat. The funny thing is after we finished that first game of Max and I against David and her, Minori immediately went to the other side of the net and got ready to play another game! So much for hunger overriding the desire to play pickleball!
When I left Scotts Valley the monitor on my car read 39°F, or another way to say it, it’s 7° above freezing. No wonder my hands were cold! Play wrapped up at 9:30 p.m.
Parade Count Down
It’s looking like it might rain the day of the downtown holiday parade this Saturday. I’m hoping that doesn’t scare away club members and we end up with a sparse showing.
Number of days on a court: 564
Number of total hours: 2,530.5
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