Approaching Nassau Coliseum to play the Rip It Winter Invitational Pickleball Tournament felt like something special.
And then I entered the building, and reality set in.
I walked through a metal detector.
Was shown the makeshift concrete courts in the basement.
Endured start-time delays.
Not to mention the crazy distracting fire alarm that went off mid-match.
Let’s just say it was a learning experience. 🙂