Tag: Tennis

Successful and fun tournament

Susan Pharr The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association hosted a Men’s and Women’s Doubles tennis tournament with the SaddleBrooke Tennis Club on August 1 and 2. There were six men’s teams and five women’s teams playing from each community. The matches consisted of two sets plus a ten-point tie break where warranted. The matches were held…

Tennis: doubles domination

  Susan Pharr Monday mornings have become pretty busy on the SBR tennis courts as new or returning players show up for a refresher on the game or their strokes and the seasoned players come to learn all about doubles domination! As part of our Training and Development program, the Tennis Association has invested in…

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…

First ever tennis mixed doubles tournament at the Ranch

  Wes Hurst Our SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association completed our Mixed Doubles Tournament in May. Nine teams were formed through random drawing. Terry Zimmerman then created the preliminary match schedules beginning late April. Scoring was based on number of sets won. Each team played approximately 140 games during the tournament. The highest scoring team was…

SBRTA’s Dos de Mayo skills, drills and thrills event

  Georgine Hurst The evening fun began on the courts with participants divided into four teams. The teams and individuals received points for successful play. On Court 4 each team member had six shots to get the ball through one of two hoops secured to the net and/or to knock down the inflated dastardly dude…

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…

Improve your tennis game at the Ranch

  Wes Hurst The primary focus of the SBRTA is to provide training and development for our members. In addition, we work to ensure good court utilization and provide social opportunities. Balance is a principle for us. Here are some of the systems and programs that we have implemented to help with everyone’s tennis skills:…

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…

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…

Tennis Festival: An Australian Experience

Terry and Anita Zimmerman G’day mates! Decorated in the Aussie (Australian) format, the annual Steiness Tennis Festival at SaddleBrooke Ranch was held on October 20 and 21. The event consisted of two days of tennis matches in men’s and women’s doubles, mixed doubles and three singles matches for a few energetic players. There was a…