Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Beginner Clinics in Aiken........

Submitted by
Loretta Beckner
Ambassador, Aiken, SC

I just finished giving my first beginner's pickleball class today.
We met for four consecutive Mondays, an hour each time, followed by an
hour of open practice time. I ended up with nine students, so two of
our regular pickleball players helped me out. It was a lot of fun and
we generated good enthusiasm. All of the players caught on so well
and I believe all of them will become regulars at our pickleball

We now have a court designated just for beginners at Odell Weeks.
Whenever there are two or more beginners, they can use the court to
practice and/or play. When they feel comfortable to play with the
more advanced players, they are welcome to do so.

I'm sending along a photo taken at today's class:

From left to right:
Susan Andrew, Loretta Beckner, Paul Baltzell, Bobby Starks, Marsha
Isenhour, Jean Fishel and Sherry Moor. (Missing from photo are Sherry
Baltzell, Sue Stutman, and Wendy Hilliard).

I'm hoping to give more classes in the first of the year....I think it
will really help grow the sport here in Aiken.

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