In October 2019 the Club organised a 5-day pickleball tour to Mallorca, Spain. This was supported by 14 RRPC members, together with a similar number of players from Cwmbran PC and two ladies all the way from Vancouver, BC.
Play took place morning and afternoon over 5 days – with some exciting and close fought matches. The sun shone, the beach was close by and the plethora of bars and restaurants near the hotel received good patronage. Most group members took the opportunity to explore the island a little, many taking the vintage train and tram ride from Palma to Puerto Soller. The management of the Hotel Fergus Bermudas made everyone very welcome.
Although not a competitive event, an analysis of points won vs points played provided medals for RR’s Amanda Cahill (bronze), Karen Rust (silver), Alan Speller (silver) and Paul Hughes (gold).
The “end of tour” dinner was held at C’an Pedro restaurant in Genova, featuring Mallorcan food at its very best. A great time was had by all – and the clamour for a repeat tour in 2020 has already begun !