Tag: Pickleball

Does your Pickleball paddle need replacing? Get a quiet one

Andrea Molberg Whether you’re new to this extremely popular sport of pickleball or been playing a while, check your paddle. You may need a new, quieter one. SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association referee Steve Phillips wrote: “A lot of beginner and progressive players are not understanding why the ball, when hit, does not carry the same as…

Celebrating birthdays Pickleball style

  Andrea Molberg Looking for a great way to celebrate birthdays? Some pickleball players, including Sue Diericks, Judi Wilkerson, Martha Takakoshi and Debbie Masciorini mark the event with very special birthday corsages and even wear them on the court. What a great example of pickleball fun and friendship. Come join the festivities.

Pickleball volunteers make all the difference

  Andrea Molberg SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) has 763 members, a sign of the tremendous popularity of this sport and the friendliness of players on the courts. Not HOA financed, pickleball funding comes from dues and donations. SPA volunteers like Sue Diericks donate their time. Every club relies on its members to volunteer and often…

SaddleBrooke and its Pickleball Association believe in community service

  Andrea Molberg SaddleBrooke has a reputation for community service – raising money for Tucson military families, working at the Goose, staffing Kids’ Closet, getting residents to doctor’s appointments through Senior Village, serving on boards, mentoring young boys, placing abandoned pets, delivering the SaddleBrooke Progress to raise money to supply bicycles to kids, being pet therapists, etc.,…

Pickleball players bring home medals from Nationals

Andrea Molberg In early November, 1400 plus of the best Pickleball players from around the globe participated in the largest ever National Pickleball Tournament in Casa Grande. Mixed Doubles, Women’s and Men’s Doubles and Singles, along with highly entertaining Junior players as young as 10 years old made for an exciting nine days. The event…

Interesting Pickleball Partners

Andrea Molberg Pickleball is not only extremely popular, it is unique. How often do you find a sport where a former Wimbledon tennis champion can win a gold medal with a 12-year-old partner? Joanne Russell did exactly that. She partnered with the youngest 5.0 pickleball player on the planet, Jack Munro, and they took top…

Pickleball excitement and membership keeps growing

Andrea Molberg As you know, pickleball has taken the country by storm. Homebuyers, renters and new residents keep asking sales associates, realtors and their neighbors about this extremely popular game. People are eager to know what’s happening with pickleball in SaddleBrooke. SaddleBrooke’s largest club is the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association with 735 members. Currently SaddleBrooke has…

Pickleball lesson information

The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association Introductory Lesson will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, September 19, 20 and 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on pickleball courts 7, 8 and 9 at the Preserve. The cost is $10, payable on the day of the lesson in cash (exact amount) or by check made payable…

Lots of pickleball instruction

Andrea Molberg No doubt you know someone who plays, teaches or wants to learn pickleball. This extremely popular sport has taken the country and SaddleBrooke by storm. SPA, the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association, is SaddleBrooke’s largest club with over 715 members, and the club is eager to help everyone improve their game. Many volunteers devoted hours…

Pickleballers on the courts despite wind, rain and heat

Andrea Molberg Like the Post Office, neither wind, nor rain, nor heat, nor humidity can keep pickleballers off the courts. While a few of the SaddleBrooke Ranch pickleball courts suffered some damage from a July cloudburst, the courts were soon opened and players gratefully back on them, especially because the SaddleBrooke Ridgeview courts were closed…