Tag: Tennis

Tennis Members on the Move!

Deb McGiboney In April 2022, the SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association held their skill ratings. Congratulations to the following tennis members who worked extremely hard to achieve their ratings. We are so proud of you! * Mark Drake: 3.5 * John Pieri: 3.5 * Michael Nicholson: 3.0 * Craig Hill: 3.0 * Greg Walker: 3.0 *…

Get to Know Our SBRTA Instructors

Deb McGiboney We would like to acknowledge two of our very own SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) tennis instructors. Wayne Watkins, our training and development chair, teaches a Fundamental Skills Clinic every Monday morning. If you are not a member and would like to sign up for this complimentary clinic, please email [email protected] Let’s get…

SBRTA’s “Hearts Love Tennis” Was Another Success!

The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) and Sue Cook and Carol Mihal delivered another successful charity event in February, and the American Cancer Society again came out on top as we raised more than $2,500! The event was a bit of a marathon requiring each mixed doubles team to arrange several matches around people’s busy…

SBR Tennis Association Introduces “Pop Tennis”

At this year’s Club Expo held in the Sol Ballroom on March 5, the SaddleBrooke Tennis Association (SBRTA) introduced Pop Tennis, and were inundated with interested parties signing up to play this new format. Pop Tennis (formerly known as paddle tennis) is played on a shorter tennis court where there are no doubles lanes. It is played…

SBRTA Makes Pizza!

Carol Mihal The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) Events Committee started off 2022 with a pizza-making party on Jan. 24 at Nonna Maria’s Ristorante in Oracle. Thirty-six people (SBRTA members plus spouses) joined together for a really fun evening of pizza and friends! Each couple was given a pizza dough ready for the addition of…

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…