Tag: pickleball

Scott Moore Pickleball Clinic

Scott Moore and Bob Koerner demonstrating the power of dinking.

Linda Shannon-Hills The SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association’s Skills Development Committee hosted a free pickleball demonstration clinic on Monday, March 7, conducted by Scott Moore, a four-time 2015 National Pickleball Tournament gold medalist. The event was attended by over 100 residents and pickleball enthusiasts at the SBR Tennis Stadium. Scott opened his presentation giving an overview…

Pickleball Club organizes instructional classes

Bob Johnson with Dawn Haus, Sheila Bray, Mo Foley, Consuelo Melhuish and Bob Hills

Linda Shannon-Hills Pickleball is a sport that can be learned pretty quickly, but there are skills in playing pickleball that can make your play easier, more enjoyable and more competitive. Feeling the need to make these improvements, many members of the SBR Pickleball Club in the 2.0 and 2.5 skill level were asking for clinics…

Pickleball Club celebrates a successful year on the courts

Cadillac staff

Taking a break from the fun and challenges of the court, the members and guests of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Club headed to the Cadillac Chaparral Restaurant to enjoy food, drink, music, dance and laughter. The Chaparral prepared a great feast of pulled pork and chicken along with their signature beans and salads for over…

SBR Pickleball Association adds a set of medals to our collection

Ken and Lupe Cook

While the pickleball tournament season in southern Arizona is behind us, six couples from the SBR Pickleball Association made the trek to play in the USAPA West Regional Tournament held at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The group consisted of teams playing in 3.0 and 3.5 Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles. While…

Pickleball Festival 2015 a resounding success

Women’s 2.5 finals

Bob Hills Pickleballs were flying at the SaddleBrooke Ranch pickleball courts during the week of April 27 through May 2. The reason? It was the second annual SBR Pickleball Festival. This year’s festival featured 10 events across Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles play. In total, 73 people registered comprising 63 teams and played in 110…

Pickleball Club makes great showing at 3rd annual tournament

Bob Hills and Paul Frederickson were medal winners.

Linda Shannon-Hills The SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Club members continue their success in area Pickleball tournaments. March 18-22, 2015 – Robson Ranch third annual tournament. Twenty-one players from the SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Club competed in Women’s Doubles, Men’s Double and Mixed Doubles. In Men’s 3.0 Double, Bob Hills and Paul Frederickson won the Bronze medal The…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association activities

Linda Shannon-Hills The SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association continues to grow, being the largest and most active club in the community. With over 150 members you will find members playing daily during club play at the pickleball courts and several different times throughout the day. The player levels range from 2.0 (beginners) to 4.0 (more advanced).…

Join the fun at Pickleball

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels, combining elements of badminton, tennis, table tennis and volleyball. It is played on a short court with a hard paddle and a whiffle ball. Founded in the 1960s, it has become one of the fastest growing sports in America. The rules are simple,…

Pickleballers capture medals in January tournaments

Bob Hills 2015 is a great year for pickleball, celebrating its 50th anniversary as a sport. To kick off the year, Arizona’s pickleball tournament season starts out with three major tournaments in January. Teams from SaddleBrooke Ranch competed in the Tucson Senior Olympic Festival, the Happy Trails Classic and the Mission Royale tournaments. The Tucson…