Tag: SBR Pickleball Association

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…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Club elects new officers

Left: Lon Alness, treasurer; Sally Grasso, secretary; Chris Jerman, president and Bob Hills, vice-president undefined

Linda Shannon-Hills. One of the fastest growing clubs in SaddleBrooke Ranch, the Pickleball Association, ended the year with 152 members, an increase of 62% over the previous year. This growth has driven more club scheduled court time averaging four hours, seven days a week. Other significant accomplishments this last year included: holding the first Pickleball…

Pickleball Festival inaugural event a huge success

Men’s 3.5 Medalists - Center Gold - Marv Richter and Bill Reynolds, on outside Bronze - Bob Hills (Far L) & Rich Hanson (Far R), next in Yellow shirts Silver- Steve Phillips (L) & Bud Fairbanks (R)undefined

Steve Baer Last month the SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association held its first annual Pickleball Festival for members. Some 70 matches were played by 64 players over the course of the six day double elimination event. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded with 48 members earning medals. Preliminary rounds took place on Monday, April 14…

SBR Pickleball Association holds skills building clinic

Helga Stone serves the ball towards the baskets set up by mentor Bill Reynolds. undefined

Rich Ferris, President The SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association recently sponsored two skills-building clinics. Participants were given instruction on serving, return of serve, shot selection and court positioning. The first session, dedicated to players at the 2.0 level, was taught by Teri Baer, Rick Hanson, Angela Jerman, Bill Reynolds and Marv Richter. Twelve players participated in…