As I sat in Helsinki Airport with my Americano coffee on Monday morning, I was too exhausted to do anything but reflect on the past week I spent in Helsinki, Finland. While my time in Finland was short, my days were full with nonstop activity from morning to night, with a few days stretching into … Continue reading Final thoughts from my European pickleball tour
Traveling at home or abroad has inherent dangers. You can either take the chance and do your best to be cautious, or stay home and never see what the world has to offer. Believe me, there is a lot to see and experience beyond the borders of our home countries. I choose to grab opportunities … Continue reading Another scare in the UK
The Monday May 29 - Friday June 2 Over the weekend there was an IT outage at British Airways that could have possibly threatened my travel agenda for Monday, but despite the problems, my BA flight to Glasgow was on time! Thank you Lisa Foord for the early ride to the airport! I was greeted with … Continue reading North to Scotland!
Sunday morning.... Ugh.....hotel breakfast doesn't start till 8. I have to be at the venue by then. Those of you who know me, know my days start with two eggs and bacon, but not today! I'm excited to play with Leo today. I've talked about my pickleball husband before. We have not seen each other … Continue reading Uk Open continued
I'm a little behind with my posts. Hope you'll understand that my days are full from 7am to late at night with the tournament, so bear with me as I catch up!! Arriving in the U.K.....Thursday morning May 25 As I look out the window of this plane, I see irregular shaped green fields with … Continue reading My arrival and the UK Open Pickleball Championship
I love this airport! Windsor International Airport just over the Detroit River in Windsor, Canada is coded YQG. Its nickname is Your Quick Getaway! It's only takes about thirty more minutes to get here from home than it does Detroit Metro Airport, and that included a tollbooth and a border crossing of about 10 minutes. … Continue reading Off I go!
Wind can make a game of pickleball even more challenging, especially the serve and service return! The server has to gauge the strength of their serve on whether they are hitting into the wind or with it. Just as importantly, the receiver has to adjust their court position based on the same factors. Here's a … Continue reading Quick tip: Playing in the wind