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 began on Thursday morning, was met by wind and cooler weather, but the remainder of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday was perfect tennis weather.

After three days and 18 matches, the outcome was a tie, nine matches won by the Smashing Pumpkins and nine matches won by the Marauders. Credit goes to the team captains who did a great job matching doubles teams throughout the tournament.

Great work by Paula Cartwright, the tournament director, who managed schedules and answered questions throughout the tournament.

The event was capped off on Saturday night with a dinner and dance at the Ranch House Grill.

Many thanks to Tennis Association Social Chair, Sue Cook, as well as volunteers Anita Zimmerman, Sandy Noble, Dean Alfrey, Vern Nulk, Carol Mihlal, Kathie Marshall, Alan Call, Ann Ratterman, Donna Scott, and Susan Swanson for all their work on a successful celebration.

It was a great weekend of tennis and we welcome new members and players to join.