Tag: Pickleball

Free Pickleball demonstration

Joni O’Brien The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) will be presenting a free demonstration on most aspects of Pickleball at the Preserve Courts (7, 8 and 9) on Tuesday, March 31 from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Members of the SPA will be there to demonstrate the basics of the game, show you the proper equipment used…

Pickleballers win medals

Paul Frederickson (right) and his partner, Bob Hills of SaddleBrooke Ranch, won the gold medal in men’s doubles (50 plus) in the 3.0 skill level at the Tucson Senior Olympics. They also won a silver medal in the same category at the Happy Trails Tournament in Surprise, Arizona, held in January.

Mark Van Matre Tournament season for Pickleballers has started and SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association members are winning medals in the early events. In January, the Tucson Senior Olympics was held at the Tucson Tennis and Racquet Club. Joan Van Matre and Diana Giljohann won a silver medal in the 4.5 skill level of the Women’s Doubles…

SPA a huge draw at the Recreative Activities Fair

Left to right: Assisted Play Coordinator Lois Violant, Demo Day and Introductory Lessons Instructor Bob Kosmo Kramer and Membership Chair for SPA Joni O’Brien. These three dedicated volunteers get ready to welcome SaddleBrooke residents to the Pickleball Table at the Recreation Activities Fair that took place Saturday, January 24 at the MVCC.

Shawne Cryderman Ten volunteers worked tirelessly at the annual Recreation Activities Fair while manning the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) table. An informative video, personal explanations and an opportunity for those interested to sign up for a two hour Introductory Lesson proved to be beneficial for over 70 interested people who want to become part of…

Pickleball lessons

Joni O’Brien The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) will be giving introductory lessons on all aspects of the Pickleball game at the Preserve Courts (7, 8 and 9) on Monday, January 27 from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. Members of the SPA will be there to demonstrate the basics of the game, show you the equipment used…

Free pickleball demonstration

Joni O’Brien The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) will be presenting a free demonstration on all aspects of the Pickleball game at the Preserve Courts (7, 8 and 9) on Monday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. Members of the SPA will be there to demonstrate the basics of the game, show you the equipment used and…

Shelton medals twice at Huntsman Games

SaddleBrooke resident Bob Shelton (left) and former SaddleBrooke residents, Barbara Gallagher (center) and Larry Gallagher (right), display their medals from the recent pickleball competition at the Huntsman World Senior Games in Utah.

Mark Van Matre Bob Shelton, a retired Tucson dentist and SaddleBrooke resident, received two bronze medals in the pickleball competition at the Huntsman World Senior Games held October 10 through the 18, 2014, in St. George, Utah. Shelton won his first bronze medal in Men’s Skill Doubles for the 3.5 skill level (ages 65 and…

Free Pickleball demonstration

Joni O’Brien The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) will be presenting a free demonstration on most aspects of Pickleball at the Preserve Courts (7, 8 and 9) on Monday, November 3 and Monday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. Members of the SPA will be there to demonstrate the basics of the game, show you the proper…

Free Pickleball demonstrations

Joni O’Brien The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) will be presenting a free demonstration on most aspects of Pickleball at the Preserve Courts (7, 8 and 9) on Monday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m. Members of the SPA will be there to demonstrate the basics of the game, show you the proper equipment used and answer…

Fun with Pickles

Larry Linderman When the game of pickleball started to attract attention in SaddleBrooke seven years ago, lots of people said they liked the game, but couldn’t someone do something about the funny name? The name stayed the same, however, and the new activity became the fastest growing sport in the country while the membership of…