I played Pickleball for the first time in 2017 in my hometown in Tennessee. Once I retired in 2018, I heard that the local YMCA played indoors in 2 of their gyms. So I showed up as a newbie and learned more about the game. I began to play more and more, both at the YMCA and at Kenmore Park. I took a couple of clinics from some of our local 5.0 players. And I took a couple with Pickleball Pros, Dave “the Badger” Weinbach and Catherine Parenteau. I try to learn from the best and apply new skills to my game. I have run 4 local Pickleball tournament at the Massad YMCA – the first with just 36 players, building up to the last one with over 120 participants. I love playing the game and am constantly looking for more places to play, especially indoors when the weather is not conducive to outdoor play.