Tag: Tennis

SBRTA Serves for the Cure

Michael McDonagh The big winner of our Serve for the Cure Tournament was the American Cancer Society, as we raised more than $3,200 for the charity! Sue Cook and her remarkable helpers put on an event second-to-none over three days of competition. The camaraderie between the players was matched only by the many spectators, who came…

SBRTA Celebrates 10 Years

Michael McDonagh After a year off due to COVID restrictions, Saddlebrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) held its 10th annual event honoring our founding member, Helge Steiness. The Steiness, as we call it, was played over three days: Men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. As usual, the excellent support from so many spectators added to…

Serve for the Cure Tennis Tournament

Sue Cook Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association is hosting Serve for the Cure Tennis Tournament. The purpose of Serve for the Cure is to promote early cancer detection and prevention. The players will be wearing pink and playing with pink balls. Stop by the festive courts and cheer on players who…

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.

SBRTA’s Holds First In-House Mixed Doubles Round Robin

Mixed doubles on Court 3 sees Sue Cook and Chip Kerth (nearside) take on Anita and Terry Zimmerman on another gorgeous February morning at SaddleBrooke Ranch.

Michael McDonagh SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) is pleased to hold their first in-house mixed doubles round robin tournament of the year. Play will commence on March 3 and continue each Wednesday through April 7. The competition is for all levels of play as the Association continues to attend to all members and encourage others…

Tennis Association Opens Two New Courts

Lee Stastny The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) is happy to announce the official opening of new tennis courts 5 and 6. The organized tennis schedule has now expanded with room of all levels for men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles. Anyone interested in learning more about the SBRTA, please contact Tim Baker at [email protected] A…

SBRPA and SBRTA Join up on the Courts!

Ken Cook was coaching, with (left to right) Wes Hurst, Dean Alfrey, Carol and Bob Henry.

Alastair Stone At a recent newcomer’s session, the Pickleball Club was delighted to see Tennis Club members enjoying themselves on two of the courts! Our reporter liked seeing one of his former tennis coaches, Dean Alfrey, on the receiving end of instruction! And Bo Jessop, it’s okay if you were also trying to recruit new…

SBRTA: Queen of the Court

Lee Stastny Though it has been a challenge to schedule tennis events during the COVID-19 crisis, SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) member, Sue Cook, pulled together a great event that did not include social activities, but just pure tennis. Twenty female members of SBRTA signed up to participate in Queen of the Court! What a…

Tennis Update

Lee Stastny The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association is active and welcomes new members. Monday morning clinics are offered for beginners or new members. Email your registration request to Wayne Watkins at [email protected] For intermediate players interested in a clinic, please email your request to Tom Ratterman at [email protected] All other member play is set up through…

SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Clinic Returns

Tom Ratterman and Wayne Watkins

Lee Stastny The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) sponsors a free tennis clinic every Monday morning from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in August and September. SBRTA members Wayne Watkins and Tom Ratterman conduct this clinic every Monday, weather permitting. All SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR) residents with an interest in learning fundamentals of tennis or learning more…