SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball and Wieners

Ron Green

Who would have thought that pickleball and wieners go together? Well, our social committee did, and they worked together to put on another great event for our members.

Our event started with a round robin format of play for 44 members that signed up to play. Everyone had a great time, and the format provided an opportunity for great social play as well as having members of all skill levels play together. Special thanks goes out to Sally and Gary Grasso and Mary Stolze for their support at the courts coordinating the movement of our members in the right direction and which courts to play on as games were completed. How often during regular scheduled play do we find ourselves either forgetting our number or what court we were assigned? Well, that didn’t happen this time with their help.

From the courts our members headed home to pick up their dessert, salad or appetizer to bring to the next phase of our event, a social gathering at Larry and Terri Steinberg’s home. Thank you to all our members for participating in bringing a dish to share with everyone. We would also like to thank the Pickleball Association for providing the wieners, brats and buns. Also thanks for the great work and coordination of Susan Engebretson with the cooking of the wieners and brats. If you missed this event you missed an incredible spread of food, enough to feed a small army.

A huge special thanks and acknowledgment to Larry and Terri Steinberg for inviting us into their home as our hosts. There was a large turnout, and everything was great. The evening could not have been better, a social gathering of our members where everyone was having fun and engaged with great conversations.

None of this could be possible if not for our social committee. Throughout the year they have worked tirelessly together to bring our association spectacular events focused on fun, socializing and building relationships within our association.

Your social committee has the following members: Mary Stolze, committee chair, Lorraine Smith, Susan Engebretson, Corine Sturdivant, Sally Grasso and Larry Steinberg.

If you are not part of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association and would like more information or become a member, please visit our website If you are not a member you are missing out on these great events.