Tag: Pickleball

Want to live longer and have more fun?

Thomas Kruse, MD Experts like to say that the best form of exercise is whatever kind you’ll actually do. But a new study finds that people who do team sports may be at an advantage over solitary exercisers. The social interaction involved in partner and team sports appears to compound the plentiful benefits of physical…

Pickleball’s fundraising phase one is complete

Shawne Cryderman The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association has successfully raised over $650,000 toward the building of new indoor courts. This phase one goal was reached with donations from 66 percent of the membership, promises of loans of 25K from ten SPA members, T-shirt sales and contributions from friends of SPA and other members of the SaddleBrooke…

SPA participates in Adopt-a-Highway program

Mark Van Matre, VP of SPA SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association members participated in cleaning up a portion of Edwin Road on May 22, 2018, as part of Pinal County’s “Adopt-a-Highway” program. Front row left to right: Gail Bouffard, Henriette Kraut, Ken Powers, Dale Leman, Sandy Mayer, Vennie Fernandez, Robert Perez and Donna O’Shea. Back row: Charlie…

Pickleball gold and silver medals in Women’s Doubles

  Andrea Molberg Julie Wagner and Lou Powers won gold on February 1, 2018 at the Sun City Marinette Center Super Senior Circuit Tournament in Surprise, AZ. They competed at the combined skill levels of 4.0 and 4.5 in the 65- to 69-year old category of Women’s Doubles, coming in first in the 4.0 category…

Want to increase fun and fitness? Try pickleball

  Andrea Molberg Want to exercise more, get to know your neighbors, and have fun? Join us out on the pickleball court. You’ll see why pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in the country, has really taken off in SaddleBrooke. This multi-generational game is both easy to play and easy to learn. Playing pickleball…

Silver PB Medal for Mixed Doubles at 5.0 level

  Andrea Molberg SaddleBrooke resident Bob Koerner and his partner Carolyn Stevens, who plays out of Merrill Ranch, Florence, AZ, won silver at the Venture Out tournament in Mesa, AZ, on February 8, 2018. Competing at the 5.0 level, they placed second in mixed doubles in the 50+ age group against 12 teams. Congrats! Bob…

Playing Pickleball indoors – a good neighbor compromise

  Andrea Molberg SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) is raising funds for indoor courts, so that all residents of both SaddleBrooke homeowners’ associations have more opportunities to play this extremely popular sport. Indoor courts will allow play during every kind of weather, contain noise and attract new buyers and renters. Many pickleball players moved to AZ…

Bringing home Pickleball medals in Men’s Doubles

  Andrea Molberg This tournament season Brent Carlson has been bringing home medals—two golds, one silver and one bronze—in Men’s Doubles at the 4.5 skill level. The bronze was earned at a combined 5.0/4.5/4.0 level. Partnered with Carl Tietze from Mesa, Brent earned Gold at the seventh annual East Valley Tournament in Mesa on November…

Preserve Pickleball courts close again – what’s the story?

  Andrea Molberg On January 1, 2018 the SaddleBrooke Homeowners Association transitioned away from the Developer (Robson). One of the consequences of the transition was the termination of a “Use Agreement” between Robson and the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA), our largest club, to continue to use the temporary pickleball courts at the Preserve. What’s the…