Tag: Tennis

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…

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,…

SBRTA members travel to 2016 BNP Paribas Open

Eighth seeded team wins against unseeded team in a three set men’s doubles match; photo taken by Arlene Wong

Sandy Schlager A group of SBRTA tennis players recently traveled to the 2016 BNP Paribas Open, considered one of the five premier professional tennis tournaments in the world, which takes place annually in March. All the top professional men and women tennis players participate in this nearly two-week event held at the spectacular Indian Wells…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association Development Day

If you come to the Hacienda on a Monday morning, chances are you have seen some SBRTA members and interested people working on tennis drills and learning from our fabulous mentor, Dean Alfrey. This is what we call Development Day. It is designed for new players or experienced players getting back into tennis after a…

Tennis for everyone!

Tennis at SaddleBrooke Ranch

Janice Neal The SaddleBrooke Ranch tennis courts are open to all residents. The SBR Tennis Association (SBRTA) has organized play for its members every morning and an evening in the summer. All other times are available to anyone who wants to play tennis. To reserve a court, sign up at the Fitness Center desk in…