Thank you Deborah!, I believe that you are right. I have just played my best game earlier today against another member of our group. Playing with George has been a real big help. Just watching him out on the court helps me pick up good strategy clues. George has been a good friend and mentor to me ever since I have been playing these short two years. Last year I was not a member but they allowed me to play until I decided to take the game more serious. This year has been full of ups and downs but I have steadily progressed with Georges' leadership. I am now more excited about the game of croquet than I have ever been. George and the other members of Red Stick Croquet Club have really took me in as a friend and fellow competitor. I believe we have a great group of people in the Red Stick Croquet Club and see no reason why we shouldn't grow even more and become more competitive on the national level with God's help. Yes, i am a christian and believe my faith has helped me tremendously. Not only with my croquet game but in all of life. May God bless you Deborah and good luck on the courts!