President's Message - October 2019
This is my favorite time of the year. I, like many of you, am a snowbird. My RV is packed and ready to roll. My wife, Kerrie, and I head south in a few days and look forward to a warm sunny winter full of pickleball.
We currently have 733 registered pickleball club members! That is an increase of over 100 from last year at this time. Expect a few more players to be at the courts every day this year.
I have been heartened to see many groups spending time drilling this past year. That will improve the overall play at Festival and help draw top level players to our community. I would however like to remind players that open play times give priority to game playing. It is best to reserve a court later in the day for your drills.
I would also like to thank all the volunteers who have worked to keep us happy and playing pickleball. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that happens every day. Our social committee is currently working on some fun activities for the coming year. We will also be looking for instructors for our clinics and beginner lessons. There are also plenty of other opportunities to help the club. Please feel free to offer your time.
I am looking forward to seeing you all on the courts.