And…. Mike was in the house!! Yes, Mike Hess, the tour director, was in my area yesterday (hence me learning all the above info) and we met up for some pickleball play. Here are some fun facts about Mike Hess:
Mike is a pickleball aficionado who fell in love with the sport the first time he stepped onto the court. Originally from Southern California, he has been living in Spain for the past 16 years, in both Barcelona and Madrid.
Since starting the Spanish Pickleball Association two years ago, Mike has been busy promoting the sport throughout Spain and the rest of Europe. When not on the pickleball court, Mike can be found teaching business courses in his role as a professor on the campus of CUNEF University in Madrid. He has also active in promoting sport participation in his capacity as a Board Member of the National Senior Games Association (NSGA), where he also serves as the NSGA National Director for Basketball.
This guy loves pickleball and is sharing that passion with others through travel and experiencing the local culture.
We would love to see you in Madrid!