Tag: pickleball

Senior Olympics from the Ranch

Alastair Stone SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Club sent 41 players down the road to participate in this tournament at the end of January. And SBR came away with 20 medals—a fantastic achievement! Our new president, Rick Heine, partnered by Angela Jerman, took home gold in the 3.5 70+ category, and Norbert Weisbeck and Deb Lawson, won…

Pickleball Club Players Shine at Margaritaville

Beth Chamberlin In November, more than 2,000 pickleball players travelled to Indian Wells, CA to complete in the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships. This is pickleball’s premier event with more than 4,000 matches being played. Many players from the SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Club competed in singles and doubles events, and three brought home medals for their efforts!…

SBRPA summer and fall activities

Pickleball players have lots of events to get involved in during late summer and early fall. Competitive Events Summer League Play for mixed doubles begins in late September. Thursday, September 26, SBRPA is hosting a tournament with Encanterra. Levels 2.5-4.0+ Men’s and Women’s doubles, as well as Mixed doubles are invited to play. Tuesday, October…

SBR Pickleball general membership meeting highlights

The Sol Ballroom was packed with a quorum of SaddleBrooke Ranch pickleballers to listen and learn about the status of the club, new policies and general information for the membership. Ron Green, president of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association (SBRPA), started by emphasizing the goals for 2019. These include skills and development trainings, social and…

Pickles and Burgers pickleball carnival

On May 29, over eighty pickleballers participated in the second Pickles and Burgers social play event with a carnival theme. Players were assigned to teams of five or six with mixed skill levels. The teams rotated courts and earned points by practicing their serves, dinks, volleys and game skills. One game was called “Fast Hands”…

Young at heart – living the life as active senior adults

Tim McCauley, SBRPA Membership Chair Now that I’m an aging baby boomer, I sometimes think back to my youthful perception of so-called “senior citizens.” My naive world view of “senior living” envisioned early dinners, card playing, shuffleboard and, for the more robust, leisurely rounds of golf or tennis. The contemporary term “active senior adults” would…

SBRPA holds World Cup Festival

Actually, the real winner of the World Cup Festival was the SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Club community. With a new format that ensured inclusiveness, 211 games were refereed in the three days (March 28-30) of World Cup tournament play. One hundred one SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball members from all rankings participated; many playing in a pickleball tournament…

SBRPA holds first social event of the year

On the afternoon of February 27, over 60 Ranch pickleball enthusiasts gathered under the Ramada to join the Pickles and Burgers social play event. Players rotated teammates after playing a game to eight points. Competition was friendly and enjoyed by all the participants. Congratulations to Joe Campion, Cliff Hall, Bob Koerner and Anna Ung for…

SBRPA hosts college students

Twenty-one undergraduate students from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa enjoyed a visit to the Ranch on January 17. Mark Pohler led an instructional pickleball session which included a demonstration and supervised play. SBR Pickleball Association members Dave Marx, Randy Brosnahan, Ed Harris, Mick Borm and Christi Miller volunteered with pickleball play. Dr. Anne Marx Scheuerell,…