Thursday, May 17, 2012

James Smith - USAPA Ambassador NC

Please extend a warm Atlantic South welcome to James (Marty) Smith who joins our ambassador family from Leland-Brunswick County, NC.   Originally from Alexandria VA and then Leesburg when he married, Marty spent about 40 years in sales (tire and auto) before retiring in 2010.   After several visits to Myrtle Beach and Wilmington NC, he and his wife decided to move NC.  They found a great community in Brunswick Forest, had their house built and made it their home in December of 2012. 
He started playing pickleball in May of 2011 with just 8 or 9 other people.   After spreading the word and with the help of the tennis instructor who gave pickleball clinics they now have as many as 22 playing on any given Sunday!  First on his agenda as an ambassador is to provide a pickleball presentation at Water of the Carolinas this month.  Marty says he’s starting with the senior population first; “since 10000 baby boomers are hitting retirement age daily! 

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