Friday, September 24, 2004

The Viking Academy RV Pulls into Town

Over the course of three long days, Hinsdale paddle picked up skills from 8 pros. Janet Nelson and Bob Considine demonstrate positioning at the net.

The men's exhibition match on Friday night featured Chris Gambino, Scott Mansager, John Milbank, and Dave Ohlmuller. Hundreds of onlookers were dazzled by their warm-weather shots.

The women's exhibition match featured Sally Cottingham, Mary Doten, Susie Keane, and Nancy O'Sullivan. Observers showed their appreciation for tough and inventive play.

When the exhibition matches wound down, there was still plenty more paddle. Hinsdale's top local talent mixed in with the pros and did well at demonstrating that there will be some serious paddle at Katherine Legge this winter.

Most were pretty weary, but still in good cheer, by the end of the evening.