After an overnight rain in the Bay Area, the weather today was mostly dry but cold and windy. This was not great weather for outdoor pickleball. I knew that the outdoor courts would not be busy today because the overnight rain showers were sure to leave puddles. Finding a pickleball game today was unlikely, so I took my ball machine to the pickleball courts at Southgate Park in Hayward to do some drills and get some practice. Here’s a little bit of video from my workout today…

Bringing the ball machine with me today was a smart move. During my 2.5 hours on the pickleball court today, I was completely alone. Everybody else in the pickleball community was smart enough to stay indoors today. I felt a few light sprinkles for a few minutes, and the wind was stronger than I’d like for outdoor pickleball, but the conditions weren’t as bad as I expected. The rain puddles on the courts today were few and small.

I usually wear a mask when playing pickleball during this COVID pandemic, but today there wasn’t another human being within 500 feet of me so I didn’t bother strapping on my mask. If anybody had joined me on the court today, I would have put on my mask immediately.