Tuesday, March 16, 2010
All four courts were full on Thursday night again with people waiting to play. There were about 35 people there. I waited for 20 minutes so I have time to shoot some videos and chat with people until Grant opened up four more courts. Two young women told me it was their first time to play pickleball. Many people stopped by to enquire about how to play this game with Grant. It was so nice to see many kids and teens having fun. Their parents told me they really enjoy it and it is better for them to play sports than to play video games which make kids overweight as statistics said 'The number of overweight children in Canada nearly tripled between 1981 and 1996. Health studies that have monitored the wellbeing of large groups of people over many years clearly show that inactivity significantly increases the risk of overweight, obesity and chronic diseases.' So playing pickleball provides enormous health benefits for seniors and children as well.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Olympic party is over. Tuesday pickleball is back to normal after two weeks pickleball afternoon cancellation. All four courts were full of regular players Herb, Richard, Tom, Gord, Barry, Ganbat, Henrietta, Joan, Dave, Mike and me. Some newer players Sheryl, Michelle and another Dave are becoming regulars. Bill joined us for the first time. Henrietta is back from Florida and said it was miserably cold there and her flight was delayed for two days due to storms. We all enjoyed an hour of coffee and friendly chat afterwards.