Tag: Pickleball

SPA Offers Introductory Lessons for Beginners

Shawne Cryderman Any SaddleBrooke resident is welcome to attend the introductory lesson. The focus of the introductory lesson is to allow people of all ages and skills to have the opportunity to get on the court and play this fun, phenomenal, full of “good times” game. At the end of the intro lesson, participants will…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka Pickleball Bangers Are you getting tired of playing the bangers? They have one strategy; hit the ball as hard as they can. They rarely hit third shot drop shots. What can you do? There are two options. The first is the punch volley, a volley hit hard and deep. The second is the…

Pickleball Press: Sports Hydration

Nancy Dowell Pickleball pro and instructor, Sarah Ansboury, permitted me to pass along her advice for playing pickleball in the heat. “Yesterday we went out to practice in the middle of the day. Needless to say, it was hot out there. Several of the players were struggling after just a few games. Some worried about…

Pickleball Press: Zero-Zero-Two

Dan Linegar and Doug Boklund warming up for a game with Linda and Donald Cornish

Nancy Dowell For those not familiar with pickleball scoring, “zero-zero-two” is the declaration of the opening score by the first server of the game. I would elaborate about scoring, but it tends to be one of the more confusing parts of the game, so it is best left for the professionals or a therapist, or…

Pickleball Press—Crazy for Pickleball

SPA members at the Ridgeview pickleball courts are Sandy Lindquist with 3.0 assisted play co-chairs Rich Reiner and Debbie Westwater

Nancy Dowell The pickleball craze is not going away any time soon. Data shows that, to stay relevant, senior communities new and old are embracing pickleball. Developments that offer pickleball as an amenity have a competitive advantage in attracting buyers. Buyers are demanding pickleball and builders, as well as existing communities, are responding. According to…

The Heart of Pickleball

Nancy Dowell If you play pickleball, chances are excellent that you have met Debbie Westwater and Rich Reiner. What you may not know about them is that they are co-chairs of the 3.0 Advanced Assisted Play lessons. They are having a tremendous impact on a segment of SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association’s (SPA) members who are taking…

Hohenstein and Schwartz Dentistry Sponsors a Court

Nancy Dowell Hohenstein and Schwartz Dentistry pledged its support of SaddleBrooke’s new pickleball complex with a very generous donation to SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA). In so doing, they will be recognized with a custom plaque noting “Hohenstein and Schwartz Dentistry” on a pickleball court. SPA is in the process of expanding the current six-court pickleball facility…

Memorial Brick Pavers

Memorial brick paver

Nancy Dowell Imagine the new pickleball complex – the backdrop of the Santa Catalina mountains; the courts nestled in the desert landscaping; a tasteful, covered ramada lined with brick pavers; and the sounds of happiness in the air. Remember a loved one, maybe someone who loved pickleball, while enjoying a shaded table surrounded by jubilance, serenity, and life. Stroll…