Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pan American Championships - What it's like there

The Pan American Championships began yesterday in Cali, Colombia, and there have been no surprises so far.

According to our sources on site, it's hot in Cali. And humid. Thus, we think conditioning will likely be a factor as the competition moves along.

The club is about 20 years old, and has six courts. It's located in the middle of nowhere. I know you might sometimes feel your club in the suburbs is in the middle of nowhere, but this club in Cali is really in the middle of nowhere, as it's surrounded by fields. It's about 20 minutes from the hotel to the club, so that's not a problem.

In playing news, Lee Connell, the late substitute for Michael Burgess, who suffered a back injury in training, on the Canadian team is playing doubles with Mike Green. Also, Mike Guidry will be coaching the American team, although we heard he's not getting to Cali until today or tomorrow.

Follow the bouncing ball....

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