Tag: SBR Tennis Association

Tennis Association Opens Two New Courts

Lee Stastny The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) is happy to announce the official opening of new tennis courts 5 and 6. The organized tennis schedule has now expanded with room of all levels for men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles. Anyone interested in learning more about the SBRTA, please contact Tim Baker at emmacbaker@yahoo.com. A…

SBR Tennis Association Serve for the Cure tennis event

Lee Stastny The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association held a men’s and women’s doubles tennis event from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, with donations to the American Cancer Society in lieu of registration fees. On Sept. 30, we kicked off the event with competitive doubles matches taking place in the morning and afternoon. Eight men’s doubles…

Tennis tournament is a winner

  Wes Hurst Our second tennis tournament was a great success for everyone involved. This was our first mixed doubles tournament. Teams were chosen by drawing to match up comparable rated individuals and ensure balanced competition. A round-robin system was used to schedule teams during the tournament. The tournament was the creation of Terry Zimmerman…

Tennis anyone? How do I get started

Wes Hurst Whether you are an experienced player or completely new to the sport, the SBRTA (SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association) has a process for you to get started. Both new and experienced players should go to www.saddlebrookeranch.org/tennis and checkout the information on the site. If you know you want to become a member, just click…

First Tennis Skills Development Clinic was held May 10

Watching the pro clinic at the Grand Stand tennis courts

Terry and Anita Zimmerman The first all-member tennis clinic titled “Pro Analysis of Play Style” was held on May 10 at the Grand Stand tennis courts. Twenty-two members were in attendance. The clinic was led by pro tennis player Chris Madsen. While members played a doubles match, Chris analyzed and provided instruction to the players…

Not too cold for tennis!

Left to right: Sheila Bray, Tove Pape, Madoka Knight and Carol Mihal

Tove Pape One of the things I love most about living here at SaddleBrooke Ranch is that I can play tennis year round. Our tennis club has shifted the start times to 10:00 a.m. for the winter so we don’t freeze our fingers off, but sometimes it can be cold even at that time. The…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association starts league play

The players are (from back left) Janice Mihora, Beena Ordahl, Sheils Bray and Georgine Hurst

Mark Wong and Sandy Schlager The SBR Tennis Association sponsored members only league play for women for the month of May. The category was 5.5 teams, which meant that any woman’s team with ratings that would total 5.5 or less could play. Thus a 2.5 woman playing with a 3.0 rated woman could enter as…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association hosts clinics

Left to right: Coach Jim Ward, Bo Jessop, Bob Kucsmas and Mike Nicholson

Sheila Bray and Sandy Schlager In April the beautiful tennis courts at SaddleBrooke Ranch were the scene of several tennis clinics coached by Jim Ward, member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association. SBRTA Events Chairperson Sheila Bray made the arrangements for the clinics, and all members were invited to attend. During these sessions the ladies…