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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…

Cowboy Tennis at the Ranch

SBRTA members enjoy Cowboy Night Tennis: Bob, Kucsmas, Wes Hurst, Tove Pape, Susan Swanson, Georgine Hurst, Vern Nulk and Alastair Stone.

Sandy Schlager On Monday evening, July 18, the SBRTA hosted “Cowboy Tennis.” Members dressed in their best western duds, sans the fabulous cowboy boots, and enjoyed playing tennis under the stars. Well, it was actually monsoon clouds, but the stars were there somewhere. Western/cowboy music played in the background. All participants agreed it was a…

SBRTA welcomes new members

  La Hacienda Bistro was the venue for the SBRTA’s Welcome Event for New Members on June 3. New members were invited to come to meet fellow club members in a relaxed social setting where new members were treated to their first drink by the association. The SBRTA is comprised of tennis enthusiasts at all…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association hosts annual dinner

SBRTA members enjoy the annual dinner.

Sandy Schlager Under the direction of Sheila Bray, SBRTA Events Chairperson, the SBRTA annual dinner committee worked tirelessly to ensure an enjoyable evening for all. The three-course meal that was created was well prepared and delicious. Tennis themed table decorations gave the room an elegantly festive look. Chocolate tennis balls that enhanced the table décor,…