At the tournament last weekend, and at the sessions in Ocean City, I noticed that players from the Fun League are playing pickleball much better. Although the objective was to simply have fun, exposure to other players and styles has helped everyone. Congratulations to everyone!
Also, several teams from the Fun League entered the tournament in Ocean City. One team told me they lost to another team in competition that they had beaten in a fun environment just the week before. I cautioned them that the previous week was not competition. The other team might have been quietly working on the third shot strategy, or stacking, because they were trying to improve.
Play in Competition is an entirely different environment. But the fact they played at Ocean City then opened their eyes to what they need to improve.