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Apr 6, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

This is great news, Nancy! Way to persevere! Some day we’ll get back to the Algarve and I’ll find you guys. I am totally hooked. Pickle Ball is now the official sport of Washington State. I live in Bellingham, WA and we’re in the process of adding quite a few more city courts. It’s become very popular here, even during the winter.

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

My wife and I are competitive tennis players from Bainbridge Island. Haven’t played the sport yet. But we have been in the Algarve for 10 days. Hope to be back when we buy our house in the Algarve. Good luck!

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

Fantastic! Getting the school age kids involved is a wonderful idea.

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

Great story about an interesting sport ... so good, in fact, that we will be publishing a very similar piece in the next issue of Portugal Living Magazine! ;-)

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

;)

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Aug 1, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

Hi - I've twice sent a message to the ncwhiteman email provided but received no reply. Perhaps they're both in the Spam folder?

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Hi John, sorry you have had difficulties reaching me. I will check.

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Apr 6, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

Let’s bottle your passion, enthusiasm and determination and share it with the world to do good! Love it! Spreading pickle ball joy one player at a time!

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

Fantastic. And, good on you. They have come! Would love to try it. Guess I’ll have to come & visit!!

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

In anticipation of possibly moving to PT, I have been researching places to play pickleball, but also coming up pretty empty handed. We plan to visit the Algarve for the last week of December and my wife and I would love to play pickleball in VRSA while we're there. We will connect with you! I'm not good, but I like playing anyway. 😁 (I'm also excited about the curling rink that recently opened in Lisbon!)

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

Awesome! I had never played before August of last summer. Now I'm addicted to it :) So happy you are sharing your love of the game with others - your VRSA group will grow. It's such a fun and inclusive sport and, for the most part, those who play are happy to help others improve their skills. Keep up the good work - hope to join you in the future (PT ~2024!).

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Yay!!! We are looking to buy a home north of Lisbon and so many of our Washington state neighbors are asking where we'll play pickleball - and now we have your inspiration! :-) Thanks!

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

REALLY FUN SPORT!!

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I love your tenacity! Way to go!

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

Well done! The school children will love pickleball.

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

Yippee

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

Nice work!! If I end up moving to the area, I'd love to play.

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Apr 5, 2022Liked by Nancy Whiteman

What a fun post!

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