Summer Camps Junior Golf

All About Golf

Summer time is here and soon the children will be out of school with many parents wondering what they will do to entertain their kids for the summer. I know this, being a parent myself, that you can only spend so much time at the beach or in the pool. Golf is a game that can be played for life […]

Lely Kicks Game Winner vs. North Fort Myers

Lely ends their spring game in spectacular fashion as placekicker John Liberal strikes in the game winning field goal as time expires to defeat North Fort Myers 24-21 at Lely High School Friday night. The Trojans opened up their scoring account on their first drive of the game as quarterback Jonis Dieudonne scampers in from 10-yards out to give Lely […]

Where Did All Those Kids Come From?

Goodland Changes Gears

Monday morning March 13th dawned clear and cold in Goodland. The early morning temperatures were to be in the 50’s all week. At 9:00, as happens every Monday, the ladies of Joanie’s’ Juke Box popular exercise class began filing out of the Goodland Community Center into the chilly morning air to return to their homes. Shortly thereafter, a computer repair […]

Jardim Wins Triple Crown at Pickleball Championships

As if winning the Triple Crown in 2017 weren’t impressive enough, Simone Jardim goes and does it again! At the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships, Naples resident, Simone Jardim won gold in each Pro level event: Women’s Pro Singles, Mixed Doubles Pro with Kyle Yates, and Women’s Pro Doubles with Corrine Carr. Of all pickleball enthusiasts, a very small minority make […]

Spectator Sport

Coach Wayne’s Corner

Having spent a good part of my instructional career involved with both amateur and professional tennis tournaments, as a coach, a competitor and as an event coordinator, I am very familiar with the logistics, infrastructure and organizational aspects required to run an event as large as the Minto U.S. Open Pickleball Championships. I want to first and foremost compliment tournament […]

Protecting Yourself From The Sun While Fishing


Summer is right around the corner. Our weather is finally warming up and fishing is becoming more and more productive every day. Now is one of our most comfortable times of the year on the water. You get to go out and enjoy some sun, a nice light breeze, and relax on the water as you anticipate the excitement of […]

Fishing Forecast for May


Spring is finally here, and we are now seeing an abundant array of fishing opportunities in the 10,000 Islands. The mild and dry weather this month in combination with lighter winds makes it the ideal month for fishing our local waters. The water is beginning to warm up to a steady eighty degrees, which easily attracts the fish that are […]

The Volley Dink

Coach Wayne’s Corner

In one of my previous articles, “Three Strikes and Your In,” I wrote about the importance of the third ball shot scenario and the ability to efficiently and effectively utilize the dink shot in the kitchen to win points. In tennis, a half volley is a shot that requires me to volley the ball on the bounce (aka a dink […]

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