November 2, 2022
If you've been following along with the unfolding drama, you know that I've been locked out of coaching since COVID hit. One of my coaching venues has been Presidio Bowl in San Francisco, but it was seriously affected by the pandemic and, for all intents and purposes, had to close down.
Since COVID issues have subsided, Presidio Bowl has been making up for lost revenue: business has been BOOMING! That's great -- Vic and his crew are good people and it's nice to see them back in the game. But the center is so busy that it cannot accommodate me even on a Sunday, which is my primary coaching day.
For months now, I've been hoping that I can jumpstart my coaching soon -- "probably next month." Unfortunately, "next month" has come and gone several times.
Starting right about now, Presidio Bowl will be jammed with holiday parties -- company parties, family parties, all manner of parties -- all day, every Saturday and Sunday, probably through mid-January. The only possible day the bowling center can fit us (you and me) into its schedule is Thursday, from around noon through 5:00pm. One problem is that Thursday is a weekday, and people work weekdays. Another is that Thursday doesn't work for me, either.
So, my latest best estimate of when I can begin again is mid-January.
While coaching has been in a holding pattern, I've tried to find referrals for my students -- coaches who can work on Thursday, or coaches in other parts of the Bay Area -- without much luck.
I'll be sending an email to all my students next week, saying essentially what I've said here. I wish I could give you better news.
As always, feel free to contact me at your convenience.
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