I’m Betsy, a proud Bowling Green State University Falcon (’79)! I majored in physical education, but I took a temporary summer job with The Blade (Toledo, Ohio) newspaper and before I knew it, I was retiring after a very satisfying 32 year career as a circulation manager!
I’m from Sylvania, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. I belong to three pickleball clubs in the Toledo area – Toledo Pickleball Club, Sylvania Pickleball Club and Holland Pickleball Club. Then, I spend my winters in SW Florida where I golf and play pickleball. I am on the board of directors for The Brooks Pickleball Club in Estero, Florida. Two weeks in February each year, I go to Colorado where I ski and play with the Summit County Pickleball Club.
I have enjoyed playing in many tournaments around the USA including the US Open Championships in Naples, Florida and Nationals at Indian Wells in California where I won a silver medal in 4.0 mixed doubles.
A lover of travel, I have played in pickleball tournaments in Spain (twice), the Netherlands (twice), England, Scotland, Germany and Finland. I was part of the North American team for the inaugural Bainbridge Cup in 2017 in Madrid, and another BC in Essen, Germany. Covid-19 brought my international travels to a screeching halt, but I plan to return to England in 2023.
In short, pickleball has defined my retirement!
I hope you enjoy my blog!