Tag: Pickleball

SaddleBrooke PickleBall

Pickleball clean-up crew members (left to right): Marty Schneider, Jim Bevan, Charlie Bouffard, Gail Bouffard, Gary Lange, Ann Lange, Karol Jackson, Lois Violanti, Nancy Carlson, Don Burkhead, Brent Carlson, Pam Kruse, Gary Stevens, Joan Van Matre, Raymond Howard and Debbie Westwater.

10 Years of leadership Andrea Molberg SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) is celebrating 10 years of play in SaddleBrooke and its current 712 members owe a lot to its leaders. Beth Patterson and her husband Dave spearheaded the effort to start pickleball play in SaddleBrooke. In those early days games were played in the street, later…

SaddleBrooke Pickleball celebrates 10th anniversary

A group pauses to pose; photo by Linda Cornish

Andrea Molberg On March 28, SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) celebrated turning 10 years old with lots of food, 90 attendees and Pat and Jerry Morris’ wonderful PowerPoint photo presentation. According to social committee chair Angela Martin, “Things got pretty hectic at times, but it was all well worth the efforts of the social committee. A…

Final results for the Robson Pickleball League

SaddleBrooke

Pete Giljohann The Robson Pickleball League BBQ Banquet with SaddleBrooke Ranch on Sunday, March 19, was a great success and the Final Tally and scores for the league were announced. The League matches were played from December through March with each community playing each of the other communities once. As expected PebbleCreek finished first with…

Pickleball medals are piling up for SaddleBrooke

From the left: Bronze medalists Bill and Lee, Gold medalists Greg and Ed

Andrea Molberg Both pickleball players and pickleball medals are plentiful in SaddleBrooke. SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) now has 628 members cheering about their friends’ latest tournament results and the congratulations are well deserved. The 2017 Tucson Senior Olympics were held February 2 through 5 at Tucson’s Voyager RV Resort with sunny and pleasant weather. Teams…

Meet Pickleball Ref Steve Phillips

Players standing around after they have won matches might opt to pitch in and try refereeing.

Andrea Molberg Why does someone agree to be a referee on a hot court for free? Steve Phillips’ answer is, “for the love of the game, to give back to the community and especially to surround myself with laughter, smiles and positive people.” After being diagnosed with renal cell kidney cancer in 2012, he and…

SaddleBrooke Pickleballers medal at Duel in the Desert

Janice Golden and Paul Frederickson

Pete Giljohann Gold, silver and bronze! SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) was well represented at the fourteenth annual Duel in the Desert Pickleball Tournament at Palm Creek RV Resort in Casa Grande in early March. This year’s Duel in the Desert tournament played over four days had 518 participants and 690 matches. It is one of…

SPA celebrates its tenth year

Andrea Molberg Pickleball in SaddleBrooke is 10 years old! SPA (SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association) was conceived and the initial charter signed on February 26, 2007. The first court was outlined with masking tape in the MountainView parking lot and play was limited to weekends only because of traffic. The tape would rub off and need to…

Pickleball Association is adopting

SPA, SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association, will take part in the Adopt-a-Highway program in Pinal County. SPA will adopt a portion of Edwin Road from Eagle Crest Ranch Boulevard, which is the eastern boundary, to N. Columbus Road, the western boundary. Pinal County supplies safety vests and bags for the pickup of trash and debris. After the…

SaddleBrooke Pickleball in 2017

Andrea Molberg SPA, the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association, has 683 members and a new Board for 2017. Here are a few of the leaders: Tom Kruse, the president of the new SPA Board, is beginning his fourth year on the board. He’s been secretary, vice president and president. Tom played tennis for 50 years before he…

Pickleball’s 2016 Social Holiday Party highlights

Linda Cornish The headcount was just a hair under one hundred with lots of new faces at SPA’s (SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association) Holiday Party for 2016 held again at HOA 1. The attendees dined on Chateau Briand, sole stuffed with crab and bacon or a vegetarian entrée and, as I looked around the table, the plates…