Tag: SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association

Thanksgiving Grandkids Days November 25, 27, 28

Wednesday, November 25 Zumba Kids, a fun fast-paced dance and fitness event, will be held on Wednesday, November 25 in the MountainView East Ballroom from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Children ages three and up and their parents and grandparents are welcome to join in the fun. All should wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. Reservations…

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 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…

600th member of SPA is Charla Blacker Eggleston

At the RidgeView Courts is the 600th member of SPA – Charla Blacker-Eggleston (right), being recognized and congratulated by SPA President Shawne Cryderman.

Shawne Cryderman The SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association officially reached the 600 Member Milestone in early March. Close in December 2015, but not quite at 600, we waited to see what would happen after the yearly renewal of memberships in early January and how many by the month associate members would join during the winter. This is…

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…

Holiday Happenings in SaddleBrooke

Left to right: Ron and Leah Kari and Nancy and Brent Carlson

SaddleBrooke Thanksgiving Grandkids’ Days 2014 will be held November 28 and 29 The SaddleBrooke Ceramics Club is hosting a ceramics event where kids can paint a ceramic object of their choosing. The event will be held on Friday, November 28 in the Ceramics Club’s room (Quartz Room) in the HOA 2 Arts and Craft Complex.…

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…