Tag: SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association

Interesting Pickleball Partners

Andrea Molberg Pickleball is not only extremely popular, it is unique. How often do you find a sport where a former Wimbledon tennis champion can win a gold medal with a 12-year-old partner? Joanne Russell did exactly that. She partnered with the youngest 5.0 pickleball player on the planet, Jack Munro, and they took top…

Pickleball excitement and membership keeps growing

Andrea Molberg As you know, pickleball has taken the country by storm. Homebuyers, renters and new residents keep asking sales associates, realtors and their neighbors about this extremely popular game. People are eager to know what’s happening with pickleball in SaddleBrooke. SaddleBrooke’s largest club is the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association with 735 members. Currently SaddleBrooke has…

Pickleball lesson information

The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association Introductory Lesson will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, September 19, 20 and 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on pickleball courts 7, 8 and 9 at the Preserve. The cost is $10, payable on the day of the lesson in cash (exact amount) or by check made payable…

Lots of pickleball instruction

Andrea Molberg No doubt you know someone who plays, teaches or wants to learn pickleball. This extremely popular sport has taken the country and SaddleBrooke by storm. SPA, the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association, is SaddleBrooke’s largest club with over 715 members, and the club is eager to help everyone improve their game. Many volunteers devoted hours…

Pickleballers on the courts despite wind, rain and heat

Andrea Molberg Like the Post Office, neither wind, nor rain, nor heat, nor humidity can keep pickleballers off the courts. While a few of the SaddleBrooke Ranch pickleball courts suffered some damage from a July cloudburst, the courts were soon opened and players gratefully back on them, especially because the SaddleBrooke Ridgeview courts were closed…

A pickleball 4th of July

Gary and Peggy Stevens

Andrea Molberg Despite the heat, SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) members had fun celebrating the Fourth of July with friends and food at the Ridgeview Pickleball courts. While waiting in line to play, club members could check out the patriotic costumes of fellow players, watch their techniques, nibble on delicious fruit and swap stories. The misters…

How can the Ridgeview Pickleball courts be so lucky?

Ed Mandler; photo by Ed Mandler

Shawne Cryderman Ed Mandler is a self-appointed Ridgeview courts cleanup guy. Every morning he arrives at the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association courts and picks up all the balls, returns them to their individual court holders and makes sure each holder is full of non-cracked playable Onix Pure 2 pickleballs. Next he picks up trash around the…

Pickleballers take care of their courts

Ken Powers leads a team of wonderful volunteers to keep the pickleball courts ready for the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA)’s 720 plus members. Because they love the sport, these volunteers regularly give of their time and themselves on behalf of the club. Hopefully most are mentioned below and hopefully you’ll decide to join the group.…

More Pickleball courts for SaddleBrooke

Pickleball courts

Tom Kruse The HOA2 Transition Team and the HOA2 Golf Task Force have negotiated land for SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association to build more courts. If HOA2 residents approve the purchase of the Mountain View and Preserve Golf Courses, HOA2 will also gain ownership of the land that our current Ridgeview courts are built on and the…

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…