Sunday, May 30, 2021

Abbotsford Pickleball at Jubilee Park

 It has been a long time since I updated this blog. I have been busy with other things and I play pickleball outdoors even during this difficult pandemic time. I have cut my own hair for 15 months since the lockdown and I hope to go back to my hair salon soon. I have not eaten inside a restaurant since last March and only eat takeout and homemade foods and I have only been to the dentist once because of the pandemic. I wear my mask and gloves when I go shopping. I sanitize everything like pickleball paddle and balls and even my car's sterling wheel, keys and doors. It seems to be a crazy time nowadays. The Covid restrictions are gradually easing and hopefully things will get back to normal soon.

ARC is open for indoor Singles Pickleball with advance booking for only one hour.  Outdoor pickleball at Jubilee Park in Abbotsford is busy everyday with players enjoying the outdoor play.  Most are advanced and intermediate players but a lot of new players are learning this new sport. 

Yesterday I taught a young couple the rules and scoring and they learned very quickly after one game. They are competitive tennis players so they played extremely well. I also played with a new player who has played tennis for 50 years so he also played very well. It is surprising how many tennis players are now playing pickleball and enjoying it. Most people enjoy to play pickleball outdoors in order to get some exercise during this pandemic period since outdoor is safer than indoor play. It is so nice to meet new and old friends and enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and nice breeze outside.