Tag: pickleball

USAPA certified referees at SBR

Chris Jermin

Janis Duwe It is with great pride that we congratulate SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association (SBRPA) club members Chris Jerman and Steve Phillips for becoming USAPA (USA Pickleball Association) Certified Referees. Chris and Steve are, in fact, in an elite club right now as they are the 48th and 49th referees to be certified nationally. Becoming…

Pickleball tournament players

Quail Creek Tournament

Janis Duwe Members of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association (SBRPA) participated in over 15 tournaments during the 2016-2017 season. Many of the members are tournament veterans, having played in many competitions over many years. For others, however, this season was their first experience at this level of competition. Members represented the Ranch well by bringing…

Final results for Robson Pickleball League

Pete Giljohann The Robson Pickleball League BBQ Banquet with SaddleBrooke Ranch on Sunday, March 19, was a great success, and the Final Tally and scores for the league were announced. The league matches were played from December through March with each community playing each of the other communities once. As expected PebbleCreek finished first with…

Not so chilly for Chili

Cook Off winners, left to right: Teresa Burchfield, third place; Kosmo Kramer, first place; Susan Engebretson, second place

The SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association (SBRPA) held a “Chilly Pickleball Social Play and Chili Cook-off” on February 21, 2017. On a not-so-chilly day (76 degrees), 46 pickleball players from all skill levels participated in this social event. Using a round robin format, this fun afternoon resulted in surprise wins and surprise losses, but no surprises…

Pickleball Club update

Left to right: Garry Grasso, Special Events; Raynelle Duhl, Treasurer; Priscilla Wolf, Vice President; Keith Sturdivant, President; Lope Cook, Secretary. Photo by Denis Heck

Janis Duwe The SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association (SBRPA) is the largest club at the Ranch with over 200 members. This active and welcoming club has been very busy this past year with many ongoing and new programs and plans to continue the excitement in 2017. Board elections were held in December 2016 with the following…

Robson Pickleball League first tournament results

Leigh Beatty and Andrea Molberg The pickleball clubs from five Arizona Robson communities have formed a Robson Pickleball League with the goal to give pickleball players from the communities an opportunity to socialize and compete. Over a five-month period up to 60 players per community will be able to play against members from the other…

SBR Pickleball Association sponsors ladies only lessons

Janis Duwe The SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association Skills Committee sponsored a Ladies Only Lesson (LOL) on October 4, 2016 at the Ranch courts. This first-time event was attended by 16 participants having various levels of experience. Four volunteer coaches provided instruction, led by head coach Jodie Koerner. Also assisting were Sally Grasso, Debbie McCauley and…

“Be True to your School” Pickleball social play day

The group of 46 players

Mary Stolze The SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association kicked off the college football season with “Be True to your School” social play on Friday, September 9. With hats and hands over hearts the evening began with the singing of the National Anthem. Marching band music could be heard on all courts as fight songs played. The…

Pickleball 2016 Festival

Janis Duwe SaddleBrooke Ranch’s Pickelball Club held its third annual festival tournament from April 28 to May 1, 2016. The four-day tournament included women’s, men’s and mixed doubles from the 2.0 to 3.5 skill levels. During the final day of the tournament the ruckus, fun-filled gold medal rounds were competed. The tournament was intra-community and…