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A Day with Lauren and Pat

Posted on July 17, 2021 by under Hobbies, Travel.    

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Lauren Stratman and Patrick Smith’s pickleball clinic at held at the Oklahoma City Chicken N Pickle this week.

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Lesli Toubassi, Will Williams, Bill Schantz, Dan Harris, Barbara Clark and I all made the trip. We got to ride in the fancy schmancy Chicken N Pickle van, which is actually super nice and roomy. The van has tall ceilings. I can stand up all the way and not reach the top. All 6’7″ of Michael Harris almost fits.

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The Oklahoma City location is a lot like the Wichita one. They are all very similar really with slight variations to the layout.

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I do prefer the court configuration in Wichita but the covered outdoor courts at the OKC location are quite nice. Specially on a hot, sunny day.

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Here are some snaps I took during the clinic.

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We also took a group photo.

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And some fun photos like this Pat sandwich one.

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And one with both Lauren and Pat.

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There wasn’t really anything new or earth-shattering at the clinic. Much of what we covered were things I had learned or heard from other people already but we did have some super fun drills. I recommend doing these clinics with your doubles partner or a friend so you can learn the drills together and can do them regularly days and weeks and months following the clinic.

It was such an awesome day and I am beyond grateful that I got to participate in it. Until next time, GNG.

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