Tag: SBR Pickleball Association

SBR Pickleball Association’s Moonlight Mixer event

Ron Green The evening was Monday, June 5, 2017. It was warm with a slight breeze, and there was a distinct glow coming from the north. Our sunsets in Arizona are spectacular, but this glow was different. The SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association (SBRPA), through the support and organization of our social committee, held a social…

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…

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…

SBR Pickleball Association hosts mixers

Ray Ritson, Doreen Reynolds, Jeff Stolze, Teresa Burchfield and Larry Burchfield

Mary Stolze, Social Committee The SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association social committee has been busy planning mixers for fun and social camaraderie. On April 12, 36 players eagerly arrived at the newly opened pickleball complex to participate in the “Luck of the Draw” partner play social. Partners were assigned by the luck of the draw! The…

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 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,…