Tag: Pickleball

Pickleball getting out of a pickle

Pickleball members wait their turn for a court.

Andrea Molberg Recognizing the popularity of the sport, the value to home sales, and the community’s wishes for more pickleball strongly expressed in the HOA2 Strategic Planning survey, the HOA2 Board of Directors has proposed $50,000 for pickleball in the 2016 budget. The funds will be used to help prepare the site for court construction…

Get a Grip! (on a Pickleball Paddle)

Don Guillette

Andrea Molberg SPA member Don Guillette has managed the club’s demo day/intro lessons program over the last 4.5 years, sold 450 plus pickleball paddles and knows a lot about pickleball paddle grips. The grip on a paddle, which deteriorates with normal play, distracts a player if it does not feel right. Eventually the paddle will…

USAPA Nationals Tournament coming to Robson Ranch

Whether you’re a seasoned player or just curious about this crazy game that’s sweeping the country, you’ll definitely want to make plans and join the fun November 7-11, when Robson Ranch Arizona hosts the 2015 USAPA Nationals VII. The USAPA-sanctioned tournament is in its seventh year and consistently brings some of the top ranked players…

Passion for tennis and pickleball

Left to Right, front row: Linda Linegar, Jackie Kline and Mary Hlushko; back row: Larry Gray, Peter Bidwell and Greg Hlushko

Nancy Teeter Is one sport better? I interviewed seven SaddleBrooke residents passionate about both pickleball and tennis to find out. Peter Bidwell, Larry Gray, Greg Hlushko, Mary Hlushko, Kathy Jensen, Jackie Kline and Linda Linegar have long tennis playing histories. Most have played tennis for 40 plus years and, except for Larry Gray, play both…

Check your knowledge of SB Pickleball facts…

SaddleBrookers have been talking about Pickleball, the nation’s fastest growing sport for active adults. Test your knowledge of Pickleball in SaddleBrooke with this quiz below. Have questions about this popular activity? Contact Andrea Molberg at 777-0994. 1. The largest club in SaddleBrooke is a) Pickleball b) Hiking c) Tennis 2. How many potential buyers ask…

Passionate Pickleball player shares her thoughts

Nancy Teeter

Shawne Cryderman The following is a letter – shared with me as President of the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association – from a woman whom I admire and have the privilege to actually play the game of Pickleball with. I believe the thoughts and feelings expressed in her letter are shared by many of us who have…

Pickleball Part Two: Why pickleball matters to SaddleBrooke?

Andrea Molberg The game of pickleball is not just something fun to play; it is also good for SaddleBrooke’s health and finances. Last month’s article “Pickleball, Part One: Popularity Growing” described how pickleball has taken off as the hottest sport for active adults nationwide. Why is that important? The health benefits of pickleball are easy…

Pickleball, Part 1: Popularity growing

Andrea Molberg Fun, competitive, easy to learn and good exercise, pickleball is the fastest growing sport among active seniors and a sought after amenity in retirement communities. So much so that Pickleball is the first sport added to the National Senior Games in 20 years and according to Athletic Business (2015) has been catching fire…

Four friends find fun while playing pickleball

Shawne Cryderman Important fact: The average age of this foursome is 77 years young and they continue to lead an active lifestyle! “We came over the SaddleBrooke hill at the end of a three week ski trip in Colorado and, like so many others, immediately fell in love with this place,” stated Doreen Morgan pausing…