Thursday, January 17, 2013

In Memorium

Dennis Forbes
Palm Creek Pickleball Clinic
January 8, 2013

 Dennis came to Palm Creek to teach 160 of our club members in a two day clinic.  At the onset Dennis advised that he would improve our game and we would have more fun. Everyone who attended enjoyed doing drills from the onset. Who would have guessed that pickleball players would actually enjoy doing drills?  Amazingly, this week following the clinic, players warmed up doing drills (instead of jumping into a game) and members actually were scheduling court time to practice these drills! Our members were energized by Dennis and very much hoping that he would come back.   I doubt that anyone doing hand to eye coordination or mastering a drop shot, will do it, without thinking of Dennis. 
Beyond the actual teaching, for two days, we were in the company of truly caring and giving man who so comfortably gave of himself.  How fortunate we are that Dennis came to Palm Creek.
Dennis died at his home in Happy Trails, January 15, 2013
A memorial service will be held this Saturday from 1-3PM at Happy Trails, in their ballroom.
During the clinic, we had the pleasure of meeting his wife Linda, who assisted with drills and giving us assurance that we were doing good.
If you would like to send Linda a note: please e-mail me and I will provide you with her mailing address

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