Fourteen players this morning. Temperatures slightly cooler with a little cloud cover. Still warm and a little uncomfortable by 10:00 a.m. Nice to see the regulars out there staying active and having fun. Also, nice to see players getting better. We have come a long since that third week in September (the 17th to be exact). Painter's tape lines on two courts. We kept trying to add two more courts with tape but the skateboarder's and roller hockey people kept tearing the lines up with their wheels and skates. Finally got permission from the city to paint permanent lines. We played the morning of January 30th and then a group of us stayed through the afternoon painting permanent lines on five courts. It has made all the difference.
Line Call Suggestions: It is very difficult to be on the run (towards a sideline) or standing on or near the baseline and have to hit and make an "out" call at the same time. It should be much easier for your partner to watch the ball and make the call. It is nice to hear both players say "out" at the same time, but the call should be made by the inactive (somewhat), standing partner. Try it, you will be more accurate and fairer.
Nice picture of our new USAPA sign. We are becoming more and more official!!!!