The goal of Quick Pickle has always been to learn and get better at pickleball in a fun and entertaining way. Hopefully, these blogs or our videos have made you a better player, made you laugh or at least smile.
The most exciting part of pickleball for me is the social and welcoming attitude of the sport. No other game has players that want you to succeed and feel like a part of a group or family like it does.
I was very hesitant to share my story below because of how raw and personal it is, but if it can help one person then it is worth it.
My sister, Emily, passed away on June 29th at the age of 34. She battled an addiction to alcohol, an eating disorder, and anxiety in different stages of her life. Not a good trifecta.
She could light up a room, enjoyed simple pleasures and spending time with her family. We got to see that amazing side but not the demons that consumed her.
This disease can happen to anyone. Most everybody reading this has been affected by someone they know with an addiction. If you have a person like that in your life, give them a call, send a text or email or stop by for a visit.
Let them know you are thinking of them.
If you are that person struggling with addiction, know you are loved, and people care for you.
They want you to be happy. You can be happy.
I wrote a poem that will be shared at her celebration of life. I’ve included a portion of it below:
A sweet girl
That didn’t need much
She had lots of love to give
She loved all those around her
She loved her family
She loved children
She loved my children
How well did I really know her?
I didn’t see her demons
I didn’t feel her pain
What did she feel on those dark days?
How many dark days did she have?
I wish I could have taken them away
I wish she could have taken them away
I wish she had more bright days
I wish she found her path to happiness
I’m thankful for all of you that are a part of the Quick Pickle family.
Enjoy your summer with friends and family.
Quick Pickle- For the Love of Pickleball
© Quick Pickle 2019
Congrats to all of those that participated in the 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. There were over 2,200 players vying for the $80,000 tournament prize purse. Check out Pickleball Tournaments for a list of the medal winners.
Do you want more info on the tourney including watching matchups on demand, check out the website here. Next year’s Nationals will be at Indian Wells from October 31-November 8, 2020.
Here’s the facility info:
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads! This is the one day of the year that you get all the attention or maybe the day you don’t want any. “I’ll be in my shed building a top secret…thing!”
Every Dad celebrates it a little differently- dinner with the family, a phone call from your kids, sitting in the backyard with a cocktail or even better, a day of pickleball.