Spring Ahead?

Coach Wayne’s Corner

Coach Wayne Clark writes about keeping up your game during Daylight Savings Time in his column Coach Wayne’s Corner.

9th Tour de Marco Was A Real Community Effort

The African proverb says that it takes a village to raise a child. On Sunday, February 24, at the Marco Y, 228 people came together to make the ninth annual Tour de Marco a resounding success that was enjoyed by everyone involved. Tour director Tony DeLucia, the Marco Y’s community engagement coordinator, is quick to pass around the credit. But […]

New Programs and Improvements at Marco Island Racquet Center

Following the events of Hurricane Irma, the MIRC received a makeover which included improvements to the Pro Shop, racquetball building, and the resurfacing of the tennis and pickleball courts. The facility now boasts six Har-Tru tennis courts, five dedicated pickleball courts, one dual purpose hard court to accommodates both tennis and pickleball, and two indoor racquetball courts. Happily, construction was […]

Tournament Tough

Coach Wayne’s Corner

All of you who follow my column on a regular ongoing basis know that I have been focusing on goal setting, improving our strokes, along with increasing our consistency, and lowering our percentages of unforced errors. If you are a new reader, you can archive my columns at, and bring yourself up to speed in regards to where I am […]

March Fishing Forecast in the 10,000 Islands

Follow the Fish

With March, we will begin to see warmer days and calm waters in the 10,000 Islands area. It is also when the seasons begin to turn, and spring is on its way leaving the cold and harsh conditions of the previous two months in the past. Spring fishing season is finally here! While the weather definitely does get warmer in […]

Long Term Goals

Coach Wayne’s Corner

Once again, welcome back to my ongoing series of columns on goal setting. If you have been following my column for the last couple of months, then you already know that I have been focusing on short, mid term and now finally setting our long term goal. Long term goals should have a time frame, which will take months to possibly […]

Mid Term Goals

Coach Wayne’s Corner

Welcome back to my ongoing series of columns on goal setting. Hopefully you have spent the last couple of weeks drilling and practicing “no winners, no whining,” and as a result, your consistency has gone up, your percentages of unforced errors have gone down, and you are now winning more points and more games! In addition, hopefully, since you are so pleased with […]

Local Pro Earns PPR Certification

Jo Denise “Jodi” Pree of Marco Island, Florida has completed the education requirements and passed all parts of the exam to earn Professional Pickleball Registry’s Certification to teach pickleball. Jodi Pree completed a comprehensive on court and written examination administered by PPR’s Lead Clinician, Sarah Ansboury, to become certified as a PPR Certified Pickleball Pro. PPR is a subsidiary of […]

Dink Wars with Jodi Resumes at the MIRC

Off season, the Marco Island Racquet Center looked more like a construction zone than a center offering tennis, pickleball and racquetball. Much to the delight of players, the MIRC is now fully operational and boasts resurfaced courts ready for play. The newly renovated courts at the Marco Island Racquet Center are now busy with activity offering daily play, lessons, drills, […]

Goal Setting: Short Term Goals

Coach Wayne’s Corner

Ok, so the new year is here and you have probably already not kept up with that unachievable New Year’s resolution which you challenged yourself with, so yes, I will have to use the L word, LOSER! However, if you are a regular follower of my column,  and after being called a loser, you are still reading my column, then […]

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