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 […]

10,000 Islands Fishing Forecast for January


January is a popular time of the year in the 10,000 Islands and pretty much everywhere else in Florida because winter fishery is in full swing and there is an incredible variety of fish available for the picking. The weather is mostly comfortable and mild which makes it the perfect time to get out and go fishing. Although January can […]

Goal Setting

Coach Wayne’s Corner

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions, which unfortunately, we too often never follow through with because we tend to over challenge ourselves with one big expectation of success. Because of this fact, I prefer goal setting. Proper and successful goal setting requires a combination of short term, mid term and long term goals. We need the expectations of these […]

Season Starts for Bocce League

The Marco Island Bocce League is accepting applications for the second season starting on Monday, January 14, 2019. The purpose of the League is to provide a coordinated bocce activity for the residents and winter vacationers to Marco Island. The teams may be made up of both genders. No experience is required, therefore, the skill level will vary. An application […]

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