Just want to start today’s update by saying how thankful Zack and I are that you are sharing our daily updates with your friends and families, either through email or Facebook.

But more importantly, how grateful we are for all the people who have stopped by the Pickleball Rocks booth in the last three days, to either pick up their FREE Pickleball Rocks Car Magnet or to just say hi.  We love seeing each and every one of you.   Pickleball Rocks would not be the best selling pickleball apparel brand in America without you and your fanatical support.       Thank You!

Today was a day off from playing for me, so I took some time to hit a few spots around this massive venue and yes, watch a little US Open pickleball.   Lots of great Age Mixed Doubles matches to choose from.

I stopped by the home of the first ever IPTPA World Congress gathering. The International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association is growing like gangbusters and the Congress was the first anniversary meeting to review the triumphs of year one and to get the all important continuing education points needed to maintain our IPTPA certification.

Next I stopped by to see if I could schedule a sports massage with ATP Massage Therapist Brian Horner, but alas, he is booked up for about the next 100 years. 🙂   Yes, he’s that good.

Finally, after spending a little time helping Zack sell a few shirts and hats, I topped off a great day, watching our amazing Pickleball Rocks Teammate, Stephanie Lane play her way to a US Open Bronze medal in the loaded 45+ Mixed Age division.  Very proud of our gal Steph.

    

Both she and partner Marcus Luke played great. 

Oh, and FYI, Stephanie Lane heads up our Pickleball Rocks: Pickleball Club Wear division, helping pickleball clubs around the country get their custom pickleball club shirts.  If your club ever thinks about getting club shirts, I hope you will think of Stephanie.   She can always be reached at stephanie@AllAboutPickleball.com
She’s the best.

So, I polished off a big plate of pasta at Olive Garden tonight as the carb loaded begins for tomorrow’s Men’s 5.0 Doubles event.  Should be great fun with many old friends.  Can’t wait.

Good night everybody.   As my mom used to say each night, “sleep tight”.  Never really knew what that meant, but I still say it to my kids, grandkids and friends each night, so I’m guessing it’s good.

Have a great day tomorrow,
-Rocket