PebbleCreek Pickleball and My Lucky Day!

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) DRE# 00949880

Pickleball is big at PebbleCreek.  We have an awesome pickleball club with lots of talented members and we have lots of pickleball courts.  On Memorial Day, our club was able to bring in a Pickleball Hall of Fame guest player, Mark "Yoda" Friedenberg, to play some exhibition games with some of our top players.  It was really fun to watch the high level of play and get a chance to meet Mark.

Mark Yoda Friedenberg

After the exhibition matches, they gave us all a chance to put our name tags into a hat for the chance to play with or against Mark.  My name was picked!  I teamed up with Mark for one game.  Here he is imparting some of his knowledge to the relatively new kid on the block.  Yes, I do have a lot to learn!

Mark Friednberg and Ray Henson

It was a very fun experience and I am very thankful to our PebbleCreek Pickleball Club for putting together this event. 

Today, we were treated to another fun event.  We had a pro player come in and play our top single's player, Howard Mendel.  They both played amazing and were definitely an inspiration to me.

If you love pickleball, PebbleCreek just might be the retirement community that you have been searching for.  If you want to learn more about it, give me a call!

Mark Yoda Friedenberg and Ray Henson

#pickleball #PebbleCreek

 Brian England   #NoPickleballforBrian 😉




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             eXp Realty of California, Inc

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, e-Pro

Past Client Testimonials   

3412 Babson Drive

Elk Grove, CA 95758




Comments (41)

Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I do like having luck on my side, Roy Kelley, and luck is a part of the game for sure.   Thank you and I hope you have an outstanding week, too!

Jun 05, 2023 06:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ray, sounds like you had some luck, and know your love for this sport!

Jun 05, 2023 07:31 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ray Henson any luck in getting Brian England to convert over to pickleball???

Jun 05, 2023 07:50 AM
Brian England

Haha, there is a long list of things that I would prefer doing before pickleball George Souto and I know that Ray Henson knows #NoPickleballforBrian and is starting to learn that his efforts are futile, haha.

Jun 05, 2023 08:28 AM
Ray Henson

I may have missed my opportunity, George Souto, but I still believe, deep down, that #resistanceisfutile for Brian England!

Jun 05, 2023 11:51 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

How fortunate for you that you got to play against a professional. It would be comparable for me to be invited to play against Jack Nicklaus since we are both about the same age,

Jun 05, 2023 10:14 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I agree with you 100% Ed Silva.  It was an exciting moment in time for me. 

Jun 05, 2023 11:52 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Well how cool is this Ray - you got picked for a one on one lesson!! It's all up from here!!

Jun 05, 2023 02:55 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you, Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker.  I was lucky, for sure. 

Jun 05, 2023 04:08 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Ray.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jul 17, 2023 06:25 AM
Ray Henson

Thank you, Roy Kelley.  I hope you are doing well!!! 

Jul 22, 2023 08:12 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


You look great!

You keep getting better and better at Pickleball!

You are amazing!

Happy Birthday and never stop feeling that good old young feeling at heart! May all your wishes come true!!!

Jul 22, 2023 11:04 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP!  You are too sweet! 

Jul 22, 2023 11:58 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ray Henson - What a great experience to play a game with one of the greats.  I am sure it will help you move your game to the next level.

Jul 26, 2023 07:56 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Stretching yourself is so good for you, Ray! Glad you were able to be mentored and to play with one of the best.

Jul 26, 2023 05:59 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It was a very fun day and a very good opportunity, Sheri Sperry - MCNE®.  I think my game is getting a bit better.  It really depends on the day. 😉

Jul 27, 2023 06:53 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I understand he likes to drop by our courts a lot so who knows, maybe it will happen again.

Jul 27, 2023 06:54 AM
Anna Chroscicki
Re/Max Masterpiece Realty - Port St Lucie, FL
Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate

Wow? Do you have a club? This is such a new thing and already club? Great! 

Aug 04, 2023 07:34 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

We have a very large, active club, Anna Chroscicki.  It is a big reason that we moved to PebbleCreek!  I am off to play right now. 😃 

Aug 04, 2023 07:47 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Pickleball is a big sport in my home state, too. I love your write up about playing with the pro and how it is popular in your community of PebbleCreek.

Aug 05, 2023 12:35 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

The PebbleCreek Pickleball Club and all of the courts were a big reason that we moved here, Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty.  We looked at a lot of communities, but none of them had what we have.  We feel very fortunate!

And thank you! 

Aug 06, 2023 04:48 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Pickleball is HUGE here in Charlotte, as it is everywhere, I believe, Ray! Your passion for this sport is contagious and that passion paid off with the 'lucky draw' too. How cool is it that you were able to get a one-on-one lesson with a pro. I would have elected to be on the same side of the net just as you did. Being on opposing sides may have proven to be more competitive and with fewer lessons. Great choice!

Aug 10, 2023 08:46 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I really did not get a choice, Debe Maxwell, CRS.  They picked three cards and mine came up as his partner.  I was lucky all around.  Thank you for dropping by and I hope you are doing well!

Aug 10, 2023 11:44 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Doing well after a week on Hilton Head Island, Ray Henson! One of my girlfriends that went with me is an avid tennis player and she also loves pickleball. She explained to me the passion that a lot of tennis players have with regards to pickleball but, she loves both sports! She shared a lot of information about it that I had no idea about...including the reigning teen who doubles with her mother. I love that it is such a multigenerational sport!

Aug 10, 2023 07:40 PM
Ray Henson

Anna Leigh Waters is amazing, Debe Maxwell, CRS.  I think she was the number one women's player at 14!

I have to admit that my interest in tennis is way up since I started playing pickleball.  I even watched several Wimbledon matches this year.  I have not done that in years. 

Aug 11, 2023 03:29 PM