Pickleball in Paradise – Maui 2015
We are avid pickleball players from Winnipeg, Manitoba who recently returned from a wonderful vacation in Maui. Our holiday was made even better by the kindness of Chuck Lefaive of the B.C. Pickleball Association. He was able to connect us with Dave Wagner, a resident of the beautiful Wailea Point Condominiums in Waliea, who was our gracious host during a morning of pickleball on the most beautiful courts you will find anywhere.
Wailea Point is located just south of the town of Kihei. To say that the courts of this condo complex are beautiful is an understatement. The courts are surrounded by swaying palm trees, hibiscus shrubs and colourful foliage. Tropical birds are singing in the background. We have never played in such peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Usually we are clearing leaves off the courts but at Wailea Point, you must first remove the Hibiscus flowers that have blown onto the court. Paradise found!!!
Dave Wagner proved to be a wonderful host, arriving in his golf cart, with coolers full of ice and water. He and his partner, Tim are excellent players, even though they admitted to not playing very often. We were also joined by Dave’s nephew and his friend who were visiting the island from Pennsylvania. The games were very enjoyable, even though Dave and his group really showed us what the game was all about. Excellent competition and great sportsmanship!!!
Unfortunately, the island of Maui has not yet caught the pickleball fever so public courts do not exist. But if you are travelling to the Island and are lucky enough to be a guest of Dave’s, you will have a great memory of pickleball in paradise.
Our sincere thanks to Chuck on helping us find this beautiful location.
Kim & Don Michalski