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Aurora, IL, USA
I am in sales in the Wireless Infrastructure Industry. This gives me a chance to travel (usually with a pickleball paddle).
I enjoy the outdoors. I hunt and fish, mountain bike riding and kayaking. I am always up for trying something new, whether it is a new sport or some exotic food.
Countries Visited :
I have been fortunate to travel a lot. It is hard to pick just a few. Probably Istanbul, Turkey and Rome, Italy would be the top two.
Favorite Things :
I enjoy Science Fiction, I know that probably makes me a geek, but that's the way it is.
Where I live :
The Chicago area is a great place to visit, but not such a great place to live. Even though I have been stuck here for 20 years now.
Pickleball Community in my Hometown :
Pre-Covid there was a very strong, competitive, tournament ready group of close to 50-60 people from 3.5 to 5.0 players at the core of our local area. Also active senior groups that focus on the recreational fun of pickleball.
Pickleball Experiences :
I have 40 years of highly competitive tennis as a background. I first saw pickleball at my local tennis club, and tried it as a diversion while resting a minor injury. I was quickly addicted due to the fun of the game and the great people that I met while playing. I went from playing tennis 5 days a week to playing pickleball 5 days a week. I enjoy the friendships I have made through pickleball, but the main focus is the competition through tournaments.
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Events Played :
Anything within a 2.5 hour driving range. Mostly Men's and Mixed Doubles, but I play a little singles as well.
Player Ranking :
Member of USAPA :
4.0 Men's / Mixed / Singles and 4.5 @ 50+ divisions
Certification Level :
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