Tag: Tennis

Great attendance at second tennis development clinic

The tennis clinic was held in May.

Terry and Anita Zimmerman The second tennis clinic for SBRTA members titled “Tennis Technique and Drills” was held on May 16 and May 17 at the Grand Stand tennis courts. Twenty-eight members were in attendance. The clinic was led by pro tennis player Chris Madsen. There were two one-and-a-half-hour sessions each day. The first day…

New tennis courts now open

The new courts

Terry and Anita Zimmerman Two new tennis courts were completed and opened to play on June 12. The new courts are located east of the existing courts. The court surface consists of a state-of-the-art material coating, which is designed to provide a cushion to player’s legs and knees. The courts also include several added features…

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.…

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…

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,…

SBR Tennis Association news

SBRTA 2017 Officers, left to right: Elmer Klavetter, Treasurer; Sandy Schlager, Secretary; Steve Ordahl, President; Beana Ordahl, Membership Chairperson; and Wes Hurst, Vice President

Sandy Schlager November is upon us already! In anticipation of the new year the SBRTA announced the results for the election of officers at the October 19 general membership meeting held at La Hacienda. The 2017 Tennis Association Board will include: Steve Ordahl, President; Wes Hurst, Vice President; Sandy Schlager, Secretary; Elmer Klavetter, Treasurer; Beana…

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…