Category: Sports

Dinking Divas Presented with an OWL Paddle

Debora Witten The Dinking Divas of SaddleBrooke Ranch were presented with a complimentary new OWL paddle to try during their recreational pickleball play. OWL Sport presented the OWL paddle to Debora Witten, founder of the Dinking Divas of SaddleBrooke Ranch, with the understanding that the paddle would be shared with the Divas so OWL Sport…

Tennis Talk: Are You an All-Court Player?

Kathie Marshall For racquet sports enthusiasts who are looking to up their game, there are ways to become more competitive and it involves practice. Recently, my husband Tom Marshall and I visited Sun Lakes, a Robson Community in the Phoenix area where he competed in the annual Jason Morton Tennis Tournament. This tournament attracts nationally…

Relishing Pickleball: Blocking Shots

David Zapatka Would you like to neutralize the hard shots being hit in your direction? Consider a blocking strategy. Blocking a shot properly requires technique, positioning, timing and strategy. Follow this advice to improve your blocking skills: * Stand with your knees bent and feet shoulder-width apart. The lower you can get down, the better.…

SBRWGA Aiming Fore a Cure

Patti Jo Lewis In February, a great group of our SaddleBrooke Ranch Women’s Golf Association (SBRWGA) players chose to participate in the 2024 “Take a Swing at Cancer” golf tournament at the Preserve Golf Course at SaddleBrooke. Melanie Timberlake and Kay Johnson captured Closest to the Pin wins. Thanks to all the women who support…

Meet 3.5 APPL Team Weezers and Geezers

This team is the only mixed Arizona Pickleball Players League (APPL) team at SaddleBrooke Ranch. Pictured are Lyn Olson (co–captain) with Jim Foley, Polly Jones with her partner Rob Ortega, Sandy Tucker with Chris Tucker, and Debora Witten (captain) with Morlin Hastings. Not available for the team photo were Cherry Pentony and her partner Jim…

Play Your Best Pool: Investing in Your Billiard Game

Johnny Henson, Professor Pool If you consider your billiard game as an investment, it is essential to ensure that you are getting a good return on your investment. As you invest a considerable amount of time, effort, and money into playing billiards, it is always advisable to invest in professional billiard instruction to improve your…

SBRWGA 2024 Del Sud Tournament Champion Is Crowned

Patti Jo Lewis It was déjà vu with the weather in February, almost a repeat of the delays experienced in 2023. Eventually the weather cooperated and SaddleBrooke Ranch Women’s Golf Association (SBRWGA) congratulates Kay Johnson, our 2024 Del Sud Tournament Champion. Kay finished at 12 under net par. La Conquistadora del Sud is a tournament…

Ranchette Putters February News

Pat Albu The Ranchette Putters were steadfast during the continued cool February weather. We had impressive low numbers and many holes-in-one! The following women were celebrated in February: Lowest Gross Avg: Evie Falk, 34.0 2nd Lowest Gross Avg: Jan Junkin, 34.66 3rd Lowest Gross Avg: (tie) Marilyn Heasley and Barbara Saffran, 35.667 Lowest Net Avg:…