Category: Sports

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Recap

Chris Madsen (with Wayne Watkins) tests Lupe Cook and Miyuki McDonagh for their 3.0 ratings the Monday after Easter. Perfect weather, and, hopefully for the test takers, perfect results!

Michael McDonagh April saw better weather at the resort, and several tennis players worked on improving their game by testing their USTA rating with SaddleBrooke’s professional Chris Madsen. The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association continues to include, and help improve, all levels of players. They encourage members to enjoy one of the best and most fun sports.

SBRWGA’s President’s Cup Tournament

Carol Mihal On March 29 and 30, the ladies of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Women’s Golf Association (SBRWGA) competed in their first major golf tournament of 2021, the President’s Cup. This tournament is a two-day low net tournament where the winner is commemorated on a perpetual plaque in the trophy case, and she receives a nice…

A Letter from the President of Ranchette Putters

Linda J. Sentivanac On March 11, the Ranchette Putters held a fun outing on the practice putting green. The next day, a pandemic was declared and all of our lives were changed. Since that time, we have hunkered down, awaiting a time when we could safely gather together again. We greatly miss the camaraderie of…

Traveling to the Pickleball Court

Tom Merrick (Photo by Debbie Witten)

Debbie Witten The SaddleBrooke Ranch pickleball players arrive at the pickleball court in a variety of ways! Robert Rizk drives his 2003 Harley-Davidson Night Train, while Victor Nordstrom drives his 2013 Can-Am Spider, and on this day, picks up his pickleball partner, Vicki Froistad. Tom Merrick has been seen driving his 2018 Polaris RZR 1000.…

Pickleball Questions and Answers

Nancy Eisenstein Q1. Can you make money playing pickleball? A1. Top professional players can earn anywhere from $50,000 to $200,000 a year playing pickleball. Q2. What is the average age of pickleball players? A2. The average age of pickleball players is 55 years old and up. Q3. What is the pickleball capital of the world? A3. Naples,…

Summer Is Coming

Marilu Trainor Whether it’s your first summer in Arizona or you are a seasoned veteran, it’s important to prepare for living (and surviving) in our desert climate. Although summer 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on June 20 and end on Sept. 22, the hotter weather arrives early in Arizona. It’s time to get…

Community Circle Players Have Not Been Idle!

Andrea Molberg Spring brings new beginnings and fresh looks. In the MountainView ballroom and performance space, SaddleBrooke’s live theatre group Community Circle Players (CCP) has been getting ready for when audiences can return. Significant MountainView Country Club improvements have been finished. As co-founder Susan Sterling remarked, “The upgrades are done and even paid for!” CCP’s successful,…