Tag: Tennis

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…

SBRTA looks forward to annual Steiness Tennis Festival

Sandy Schlager This is what you’ve been waiting for! All SBR tennis lovers pay attention. The annual Steiness Festival has been scheduled to take place on Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5, 2016. Save the dates. Mark your calendars now. Participants will be divided into two teams. You may play women’s doubles or men’s…

SBR Tennis Intra-Club league fun!

SBRTA members playing at the Women’s Intra-league

The SBRTA recently formed a Women’s Intra-League at the 5.5 level. Women players were allowed to put together a doubles team with a combined rating of 5.5 or lower. That meant a 3.0 player could team with a 2.5 player, or a 3.5 player could team with a 2.0 player, etc. as long as the…

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 starts league play

The players are (from back left) Janice Mihora, Beena Ordahl, Sheils Bray and Georgine Hurst

Mark Wong and Sandy Schlager The SBR Tennis Association sponsored members only league play for women for the month of May. The category was 5.5 teams, which meant that any woman’s team with ratings that would total 5.5 or less could play. Thus a 2.5 woman playing with a 3.0 rated woman could enter as…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association hosts clinics

Left to right: Coach Jim Ward, Bo Jessop, Bob Kucsmas and Mike Nicholson

Sheila Bray and Sandy Schlager In April the beautiful tennis courts at SaddleBrooke Ranch were the scene of several tennis clinics coached by Jim Ward, member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association. SBRTA Events Chairperson Sheila Bray made the arrangements for the clinics, and all members were invited to attend. During these sessions the ladies…