Friday, November 10, 2017

International Pickleball Tours 2018

International Pickleball Tours with world-class pickleball instructions:
Mexico, Japan, Vietnam & Thailand, Spain

Join us at the newly renovated Tres Palapas Baja Pickleball Resort in Cabo San Lucas Los Barriles, enjoy fun in the sun and improve your pickleball game with national champion, Scott Moore! After playing pickleball at the complex’s new 10 all-professional asphalt 3P courts, treat yourself to a margarita at the rooftop bar or enjoy a massage on the beach. And don’t forget to take advantage of your time off the court to try all the activities available from sea kayaking to ATV riding! |February 3-10 and 10-17, 2018|
Join a cultural exchange to one of the world’s most ancient civilizations. Savor the fresh sushi, explore ancient temples, and witness breathtaking natural landscapes, all while interacting with locals and teaching them about the game of pickleball! You will also have the opportunity to daily improve your own game with playing time and coaching from some of the top pickleball players in the world. This will be a true insider experience as our guide, who lived in Japan for 16 years, takes you to all of the best spots! |May 9 ~ 17, 2018|

Experience not only one, but two of the most beautiful places on the planet while improving your pickleball game with the pros. Southeast Asia is home to spectacular landscapes, exquisite cuisines, fascinating people and a unique mix of cultures. As you explore both Vietnam and Thailand, you will taste and see for yourself why they are some of our personal favorite destinations. |May 18-27, 2018|
SPAIN 2018
A trip to Spain is an adventure into a fairytale. The immense castle-like buildings and unique architecture along with beautiful people and exquisite cuisine are enough to make a great trip. We have combined tours through Madrid and an optional extension to Barcelona with pickleball to create a trip of a lifetime. Receive world-class instruction, take a siesta and refuel with spoonfuls of Paella. This is a trip you do not want to miss! |Madrid & Barcelona only: September 7-14, 2018| Madrid, Barcelona & 2-Day tournament: September 7-16, 2018|

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Pickleball and Longevity

Bill played pickleball for 8 years  I taught him how to play in 2009.  He now plays pickleball 5 days a week and he can run on the court like a teenager. Nowadays the courts are full with 50-60 players so about 20-30 players waiting to play in both gyms.

Bill has a Vibra machine in his apartment complex so I wanted to try it before buying one online. I know it helps with blood circulation. Bill was so kind to invite me to his home. Mike and I drove our car behind Bill's car to follow him home. He drives quite fast because he has good eyesight and he does not need hearing aid  He recently bought a new all wheel drive suv and he drives a scooter in the summer.

Bill lives in a senior apartment complex, the hallway has many rooms like a motel   His home has about 500 sq feet with living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and one bedroom.and very clean and tidy. He showed me the paintings, arts and crafts from his daughter and granddaughter. He came to Canada from Holland when he was 18 years old and he has 35 great grandchildren.

In his apartment, I saw one egg on the edge of the stove, he made two boiled eggs in the morning and left one to eat later (egg yolk is good for the brain). His eggs came from his son who has free range chicken on his farm. In his kitchen cupboard, he showed me a bottle of extra virgin olive oil that he takes 2 tablespoons each morning.  He has a large bottle of coconut oil and bottles of honey because he does not eat sugar but uses honey in his coffee. Bill joins our pickleball group for coffee and snacks after playing pickleball. He occasionally drinks a glass of wine. He gets one prepared  meal per day from the complex and he makes his other meals himself with a stove and a microwave.

His apartment is on the 2nd floor and the exercise room is located on the 3rd floor. The complex is quite large with a lot of walking but Bill can run up and downstairs with ease. He showed me a small room with sitting area and an exercise area with a stationary bike, a Vibra machine and a treadmill (another pickelball player told me that her father lived to the age of 94 because he was using a stationary bike for years even when he was blind). I went on the Vibra machine and Bill showed me how to turn up the vibration speed. It vibrated so hard that I can only take the speed up to 20 but Bill can take it up to 30.  He called it "shake and bake" machine. He goes on it every morning for 10 minutes which is equivalent to one hour of jogging. It can help with so many ailments including back pain. That's why he is in such good shape for a 88 years old man. Thanks Bill, I found the secrets of longevity, exercise and diet can play a major role!