Tag: Tennis

SBRPA and SBRTA Join up on the Courts!

Ken Cook was coaching, with (left to right) Wes Hurst, Dean Alfrey, Carol and Bob Henry.

Alastair Stone At a recent newcomer’s session, the Pickleball Club was delighted to see Tennis Club members enjoying themselves on two of the courts! Our reporter liked seeing one of his former tennis coaches, Dean Alfrey, on the receiving end of instruction! And Bo Jessop, it’s okay if you were also trying to recruit new…

SBRTA: Queen of the Court

Lee Stastny Though it has been a challenge to schedule tennis events during the COVID-19 crisis, SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) member, Sue Cook, pulled together a great event that did not include social activities, but just pure tennis. Twenty female members of SBRTA signed up to participate in Queen of the Court! What a…

Tennis Update

Lee Stastny The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association is active and welcomes new members. Monday morning clinics are offered for beginners or new members. Email your registration request to Wayne Watkins at wleewatkins@aol.com. For intermediate players interested in a clinic, please email your request to Tom Ratterman at atratterman@yahoo.com. All other member play is set up through…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Clinic Returns

Tom Ratterman and Wayne Watkins

Lee Stastny The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) sponsors a free tennis clinic every Monday morning from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in August and September. SBRTA members Wayne Watkins and Tom Ratterman conduct this clinic every Monday, weather permitting. All SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR) residents with an interest in learning fundamentals of tennis or learning more…

Tennis Development Clinic – New Members and Beginners

Lee Stastny The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association sponsors a free tennis clinic every Monday morning from 9-11 a.m. in March, 8 to 11 a.m. in April, and 7-9 a.m. June through September. SBRTA members, Wayne Watkins, Sam Calbone, and Tom Ratterman conduct this clinic every Monday, weather permitting. All SaddleBrooke Ranch residents with an interest…

SBRTA Launches First USTA Team

Donna Scott 2020 is promising to be an exciting time for SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association with the formation of a USTA women’s tennis team under the leadership of Susan Pharr and Anita Zimmerman. The USTA women’s team is a 7.0, 55+ team consisting of 11 SBRTA members who will be competing against 11 other teams across the…

2020 SBRTA Officers Elected

Lee Stastny The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) has elected the following officers to the 2020 SBRTA board: President Mike Fielding, Vice President Lee Stastny, Secretary Sandy Schlager, Treasurer Tom Ratterman, and Membership Chair Bo Jessop. Thanks to outgoing tennis board members Susan Pharr, president; Dan Smejkel, secretary; Sue Cook, social director; and Lutz Pape, treasurer for all their…

2019 SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association—Steiness Festival

Lee Stastny The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association’s annual Steiness Festival took place over the Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 weekend. This year it was The Smashing Pumpkins captained by Sam Calbone vs. The Marauders, captained by Steve Cartwright. Each team consisted of mixed doubles, women’s doubles, and men’s doubles. Though the first mixed doubles match, which…

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…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association pro-led tennis clinics

Pictured left to right: Chip Kerth, Jim Kuhr, Steve Cartwright, Sue Hanson, Doug Miller, Sue Cook, and Wayne Watkins.

Lee Stastny In 2019, the SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) began offering pro-led tennis clinics on Friday mornings. Tennis pro, Doug Miller, provides participants with two hours of tennis drills and instruction. Pro-led instruction is available to all SBRTA members. Also, be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Steiness Tennis festival dinner and…