Tag: SBRTA

SBRTA offers Monday Morning Clinics

Lee Stastny Tennis players enjoyed a Monday morning clinic at SaddleBrooke Ranch taught by Sam Calbone and Wayne Watkins. The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) offers the Monday Morning Tennis clinics for all SaddleBrooke Ranch residents at all skill levels beginning at 7:00 a.m. on courts three and four. SBRTA upcoming events: Aug. 11: SBRTA…

SBRTA Poker Tennis Social

Susan Pharr Filling all four courts Friday, June 8, the SBRTA held a Poker Tennis Social that was fun for all. Players rotated courts and partners collecting two playing cards for a Win and one playing card for a loss until the final match was over and it was time to play Poker. The group…

SBRTA celebrates tennis

  Wes Hurst On Wednesday, January 24, the SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) scheduled some special mixed doubles play just for fun. While our club primarily focuses on helping members build skills, we have a balanced approach with the social aspects of Tennis. Our events leaders, Carol Mihal and Sue Cook, planned the afternoon with…

SBRTA member attends tennis matches at Roland Garros

Sandy Schlager attended tennis matches in Paris.

Sandy Schlager During the first week in June, Sandy Schlager was able to fulfill a dream to visit Paris and see the sights as well as attend grand slam tennis matches for a couple of days at Roland Garros. The weather was cooperative with temperatures in the mid-seventies to eighty range and partly to mostly…

Chalk talk puts spin on tennis

Terry and Anita Zimmerman Elmer Klavetter and Dean Alfrey led a chalk talk with drills on July 10. The instruction included how to utilize top spin on forehand strokes. The clinic was attended by 14 SBRTA members. Participants commented that using top spin will be a great skill to incorporate into their game. Watch out…

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…

Cinco de Mayo tennis celebration

Terry and Anita Zimmerman All SBRTA members and their guests are invited to a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5. We will start the festivities with a fun tennis skills challenge for all levels at 4:00 p.m. at the Grand Stand tennis court. Dress is casual; Sombreros welcome! Remember to bring your tennis racket.…

Another fun Tennis Festival at the Ranch

Tove Pape On a beautiful fall weekend in early November the SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) held its annual Steiness Tennis Festival. With thunderstorms in the days preceding the festival, organizers were naturally a bit nervous. Thank goodness the courts remained dry throughout the two days of games. The festival is named after Helge Steiness,…

Tennis Clinics help players prep for Tourney

Sandy Schlager In anticipation of the Steiness Tennis Festival, the SBRTA hosted tennis clinics with Chris Madsen, a tennis pro out of Tucson. The ladies had two sessions on Tuesday, September 6, and the men had two sessions scheduled for Wednesday, September 7. The men’s sessions got rained out and will be rescheduled soon. Several…