Fall has arrived. Many people think that this time of the year is the best time at the Outer Banks. The ocean is warm, the beaches quieter and the traffic has calmed down. The island relaxed pace is returning, and soon we will see the V’s of geese silhouetted against the brilliant blue Carolina skies.

The PBA social on July 18 was well attended. Unfortunately we had to retreat indoors due to weather, but a good time was had by all. Look for the announcement of our next social and hope to see many new faces.

With the increase in membership at the club the pickleball courts have been very busy. In response to the increased demand our pro, Kevin, is offering an intermediate clinic on Wednesday mornings. This provides an opportunity for those players who want to advance their skills and learn more about the strategy that is an important part of pickleball play. Whether social, recreational or tournament play, strategy is an important part of the game. Bangers and dinkers can be accommodated equally and having both of those skills in your game is an important part of enabling you to play well.

Please consult Kevin’s weekly schedule of play which has sessions seven days a week and includes evening play on Wednesday’s. If demand continues to increase there can be additional scheduled play times to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to play and work on their game.

Thanks to Scott Bair for spiffing up our pickleball machine. Rental is available from the pro shop and is a great way to work on your net game, return of serves and general play with or without a partner. Give it a try and see what you think.

Reminder for those who have not paid their PBA dues. Contact any member of the PBA to provide their membership fee.

For further information please contact any of our PBA officers:

Pat Baskette, President

Lynda Burek, Vice President

Jim Horn, Treasurer

Jo Hurd, Secretary

Hope to see you on the courts.