Play Time...It's not just for kids anymore!



Posted by K.C. Frogge on April 18, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Hi Play Pals,




TONIGHT (MONDAY): Golf Practice at the Chuck Corica Driving Range, Alameda


I will be at the range tonight unless it is RAINING... a light mist won't keep me from going, as the stalls are covered. Golfers, how about coming out and keeping me company? We can all hit a bucket of balls and help each other get our swings de-rusted from winter hibernation. Warm weather is coming very soon, and that means hitting the courses and having to play for REAL... practice is a great way to get your swing back into shape.


BEGINNERS? What better way to learn than to come to the range and give it a shot? Don't have clubs? I have 2 sets of used clubs if you e-mail me to reserve one... I'll bring 'em with me.


If you have clubs you'd like to donate (maybe buying new clubs and have a spare set now), I'd be happy to receive them for new beginning golfers to borrow.


PING-PONG and POOL TUESDAYS: We meet at the fabulous Recreation Center at South Shore Beach & Tennis Club in Alameda. If you plan to come, e-mail K.C. before 3PM the day of event and give your car's YEAR, MAKE and MODEL, and you will be permitted to park in the Rec Center's garage on ground level beneath the building stairtower. Otherwise, just park on Westline (right outside the complex on Shorepoint Court) and walk about 50 yards to the Rec Center on the right. Details in Calendar.


TENNIS & BASKETBALL -- THURSDAY, APRIL 14th, 7:00 PM -- in Alameda!


Okay, to make this extra special for you all, I just purchased six new cans of tennis balls and a brand-new leather basketball for our use. The basketball is a 28.5" circumference ball, whereas a full-size basketball is 29.5" circumference. This one-inch difference around the whole ball doesn't sound like much, but for our slightly smaller women's hands, it will make the difference between total control in your touch shooting and just being a little bit too big to really handle. I love it, and so will you!


If you have your own basketball, just bring it... the more balls, the merrier. The basketball court has two goals, so if several women come to shoot, you can either have practice hoop shooting or even go 3-on-3 or more if you like, full-court.


See the Calendar listing on April 21st for locating the tennis courts (4 courts, plus a squash court and full basketball court). It's located at the intersection of Shorepoint Court and Shell Gate Pl (an incline driveway that leads to a visitor parking lot.


IF YOU E-MAIL K.C. BEFORE 3PM THE DAY OF EVENT, AND GIVE YOUR CAR'S YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL, YOU CAN PARK IN THE TENNIS COURTS' PARKING GARAGE... Otherwise, just park on Westline at Shorepoint Court and walk less than 75 yards to the courts. You'll see several bright day-glo orange tape arrows to guide you to the tennis courts. You will need to bring your own tennis racquet since PlayDays does not provide these. I do have one extra racquet should you not have one and want to borrow one for the evening, but I don't know if there are any others with extra racquets. If you have a racquet you'd like to donate to PlayDays for women who may not have one, I will be happy to receive it on your behalf and keep it in the PlayDays equipment inventory.


Everyone participating in these invitation-only events at South Shore Beach & Tennis Club will need to sign in every week which includes a waiver of liability holding harmless the Club, our resident member who lives there, PlayDays, and its organizers and members from injury, damage or loss of person or property for each member.


I look forward to seeing you for these events! Call me at (510) 301-9516 if you have problems finding the areas or have any questions. It's actually very easy to find once you get there.


SOFTBALL SATURDAYS at CROWN BEACH MEADOW (see Calendar for details):


The weather is supposed to be partly cloudy and cool, but no rain in the forecast. So please do come plan to join us and swing into spring with the women of PlayDays in our "Saturday Softball Scrimmage." We had a great turnout last Saturday!


P.S. We have a film producer who wants to do a documentary about PlayDays, and how women over 40 have some fun options to stay healthy, happy, have fun and enjoy comraderie with other women over 40 this year. As we get more into spring and summer activities, she will want to have some footage of us participating in our various events and do some interviews with some of the Play Pals. I am happy that she thinks highly enough of our mission and organization to want to document our wonderful group of women. Please plan to be an important part of this development as we move further into our better weather and enjoy more activities.


Of course, it will greatly help to have co-coordinators step forward to get started planning and organizing with me new activities that women would like to participate in. I have some special gifts for those who volunteer to become co-coordinators... a special watch with women's sports depicted on them. There are 10 available. The first 10 women who volunteer to co-coordinate sports and activities we actually put on our calendar and get responsive attendance for will receive one.


This will be a fantastic year once we really get into the groove! I'm feeling it! Are you?


Oh, and another amazing Danz Urasoff is also in the works... stay tuned!


Let's continue to have a fabulous 2011 together!



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