On September 10, 2021 after being invited by a group of dads and the prompting of my wife, I said yes to playing pickleball for the first time.

It was about 3pm on a Friday I believe and I met up with 3 other dads who encouraged me to come out to the new pickleball courts across the street from Lake Chauncy in Westborough, MA.

I didn’t have a paddle but they had me covered. We barely knew the rules but it quickly became apparent that this was fun. I was running around and hitting a ball with a paddle over a net and loving it.

Needless to say they spanked me.  Not so bad that I didn’t want to return but just enough to awaken the inner athlete in me. That part that believes I can get better at anything I practice.

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