Still time to join the tennis fun!

Photo by Bob Hills. undefined

Photo by Bob Hills.

Mark Wong

Let’s face it, there’s a lot to do here at the Ranch. And now that September has arrived, the cooler weather will follow. That’s why this is a perfect time to join the SBRTA. Just look at all the exciting tennis activities planned in the next several weeks.


Terry Gibson, the tennis pro at SaddleBrooke and Director of Tennis at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, will provide group tennis lessons to SBRTA members, paid for by SBRTA.

2.0-2.5 LESSONS – Tennis fundamentals; basic strokes; basic court positioning. Monday, 9/8, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. and Monday, 9/22, from 7:00-8:00 a.m. No sign-ups necessary; okay to attend both sessions.

3.0-3.5 LESSONS – Advanced doubles preparation and techniques; Sign-up required. Monday, 9/8, from 7:00-8:00 a.m.; 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Monday, 9/8, from 8:15-9:15 a.m.


This festival will feature two teams playing matches with players of similar skill levels. This fun two-day event will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18.

Two team captains will select their team players from the same pool at each skill level to keep the teams equal. This annual event continues to draw a large audience of friends, neighbors and well-wishers every year. There will be a celebration at the Bistro following the event.

In order to be part of this festival, you must become a member and sign-up for the festival by September 12. This event alone is worth joining the SBRTA.

INTER-CLUB PLAY – October/November

Following the October Festival, interested members can sign up to participate in inter-club play, which will last several weeks. This will enable one to get to know and play with several different players in a fun event.


In addition to all the planned events mentioned, one could also just choose to play in the SBRTA weekly organized play: mixed doubles (Monday evenings and Friday mornings), women’s doubles (Thursday mornings), and men’s doubles (Tuesday and Saturday mornings).


You must be a member of SBRTA to participate in any of these activities. By becoming a member you will always have lots of opportunities to play the game of tennis in a fun, welcoming and social environment. Don’t delay; 2014 dues for members joining in September will only be $8. For more information, contact [email protected] or go to: