Tag: Pickleball

National Pickleball Champ instructs residents

Earlier in February of 2019, Scott Moore (No. 1 ranked pickleball player in the world over age 50) conducted two days of private clinics for members of the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA). Scott is the winner of 20 national championships and he and his wife Susan (a nationally ranked player herself) graciously accepted an invitation…

Pickleball is a family affair

Ed Mandler, consumate pickleball player and SPA member, shares his love of pickleball with his great grandson, Vinny. Vinny Oliveri turned one year on September 28. Vinny and his parents, Cambria and Vincent Oliveri live in CA. Judy and Ed Mandler can’t wait for Vinny to visit and stop by the SaddleBrooke pickleball courts for…

Picklemania by day – Glittermania by night

Ann Lange SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) rallied at the MountainView Ballroom to catch up on the pickle pipeline, celebrate the season and spend a night doin’ da dink on da dance floor at the holiday party December 4. The Court Chums let their hair down, grabbed their high-heeled sneakers and gave a show of some…

SaddleBrooke Pickleball players go and help where needed

Peggy Cobb The Del Webb Dove Mountain Pickleball players asked SaddleBrooke Pickleball Club for help with their playing abilities. This past January Pete and Diana Giljohann and Peggy Cobb met with the 18 intermediate players at the four courts. Pete and Diana put on a clinic to help them enhance their Pickleball game. They provided…

SaddleBrooke Pickleball Club participation in Adopt-a-Highway

SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association members who participated in cleaning up a portion of Edwin Road on October 30, 2018, as part of Pinal County’s “Adopt-a-Highway” program include (front row from left): Don Burkhead, Rindy Charllis, Dale Leman, Vennie Fernandez, Bill Myers, Bob Perez and Steve Sherwood; (back row): Gary Wood, Dorothy Wood, David Waller, Gary Stevens,…

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…