Tuesday, April 2, 2013
New Ambassadors for Georgia
Steve and Pat have been playing pickleball since 2008 and have often assisted at clinics and demonstration across North Georgia to introduce the game at new locations. They are avid tournament players, having played in AZ. LA, IN, OH, TN and FL, proudly taking home many a medal to North Georgia.
Pat is a retired teacher who does a great job of describing the game to newcomers. Steve is retired from PepsiCo after 40 years in manufacturing, logistics and customer service.
A couple of states we traveled to had very active public courts going and that is what we hope to accomplish in Cartersville. The city recreation has three old tennis courts that they are willing to let us have for regular scheduled open play. There are some old tennis nets, but we need at least two portable nets to start with which will enable us to go to four courts and provides better nets. Eventually, we would like to see 10 courts at the facility which would be large enough to have a small tournament and will help gain a better awareness of our great sport.