Tag: SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association

SPA invites 50 to learn how to play Pickleball

Shawne Cryderman and Bob “Kosmo” Kramer welcome SaddleBrooke residents to join SPA during the RAC fair.

The annual Recreational Activities and Clubs Fair, held at the HOA 2 MountainView Country Club Ballroom and Saguaro Room on Saturday, January 30 was a huge success for many SaddleBrooke clubs and activities including the SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association. Many interested long time and new residents stopped by the SPA booth and, after talking with current…

Grandkids + Pickleball = FUN!

Left to right: Arlynne Striplin, Shawne Cryderman, Linda Cornish, Bob “Kosmo” Kramer

Andrea Molberg Thanksgiving recipes include turkey, green bean casserole and Pickleball with grandkids. The grandkids who participated in SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association’s Thanksgiving Grandkids Day this year had a ball! Everyone did. Special thanks to Shawne Cryderman, Bob Kramer, Jean Labovitch, Linda Cornish, Arlynne Striplin, Marc Weisel and Jon and Linda Bailey for their enthusiasm and…

Robson Pickleball League – first tournament results

Leigh Beatty and Andrea Molberg The pickleball clubs from five Arizona Robson communities have formed a Robson Pickleball League with the goal to give pickleball players from the communities an opportunity to socialize and compete. Over a five-month period, up to 60 players per community will be able to play against members from the other…

SPA interviews new members

Andrea Molberg Pickleball keeps growing – and fast. SPA (SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association) now has over 700 members, 20 of whom participated at the USAPA Nationals VII tournament in Casa Grande this November, where there were 895 participants (including players and clinics attendees) and 2,038 matches. What is it with Pickleball? I interviewed some of SPA’s…

Advanced instruction for REC and 2.0 SPA players

One third of the more than 700 SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) members are fairly new to Pickleball, so the SPA board unanimously approved a program Advanced Assisted Play Instruction specifically designed for REC and 2.0 Pickleball players! Every Wednesday (except December 23) from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Ridgeview court Nos. 4, 5 and 6, an instructor…

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…