Tag: SaddleBrooke Tennis Club

Vintage tennis at modern SaddleBrooke Tennis Club

Photos by TJ Duffy

Jay Clayton Wilson In February a bright ray of nostalgia illuminated the STC Tennis Center. First on the courts was John McEnroe, followed by Chris Evert, Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver and—wait. That’s impossible. Those were the great players of the 70s. How could they be at STC this winter? Closer examination revealed STC’s most imaginative…

Three teams attend USTA Sectionals

SaddleBrooke Women’s 7.0 Team

Mary Jo George What do SaddleBrooke Tennis members Rob Schween, Jim Abrahamson and Mary Jo George all have in common? Each of them captained a 65 plus team last spring, 2016 (February through mid-April) that captured first place in their respective USTA divisions (Men’s 8.0, Men’s 7.0 and Women’s 7.0). All three of these teams…

The Best STC Party Ever!

Ginger Riffel The SaddleBrooke Tennis Club Board of Directors, TJ Duffy, Glen George, Bob Stocks, Kay Sullivan and Ginger Riffel, wanted to thank all the members (over 400), some of whom are new members and many of them volunteers, by throwing an All Member and Volunteer Appreciation Party. This was an undertaking headed by Kay…

SaddleBrooke Tennis Club

Gary Greenbaum Jay Clayton Wilson Neighbor, pilot, collector of bronze, philanthropist, businessman, opera devotee, retiree, BBQ king and good tennis buddy – that’s the skinny on Gary Greenbaum. Is anything left out? Yes, according to his wife Diane Korn. She wants to add that Gary is also an outstanding husband who is without equal. Gary…

The STC Bulletin Board

The Tennis Club Bulletin Board

Jay Clayton Wilson Many residents in the SaddleBrooke community, along with those who are considering SaddleBrooke as a new home, visit the Tennis Center. It is a handsome venue, beautifully appointed and designed for those who seek an active retirement. Our patio is a popular attraction for them because it demonstrates the friendly, warm atmosphere…

Walter Fritz: a unique STC member

STC’s Brigitte and Walter Fritz

Jay Clayton Wilson During his very first season as a full time SaddleBrooke resident, Walter Fritz, a former performing arts teacher, an acclaimed producer, actor, singer and accomplished tennis player, partnered with Dick Partridge to win the 2016 STC Championship. We need to know more about this truly unique person. First we should inquire into…

New at SaddleBrooke Tennis Club – Men’s Opus

Jay Clayton Wilson A sensible, new Organized Play Using Scoring (OPUS) program for men has been launched by the Board of Directors and greeted with great enthusiasm. It provides better tennis by more efficiently arranging matches between similarly skilled players. The men’s 3.5 and 3.0 groups will be particularly pleased because that is where occasional…

SaddleBrooke Tennis Club’s Glen George

STC’s Glen George

Jay Clayton Wilson Tennis at SaddleBrooke is about more than the game. It is all about the camaraderie among players. Such friendship is evidenced at the numerous SaddleBrooke Tennis Club events where we enjoy good food, on the courts where we share compatible competition, at the parties where volunteers create a joyous atmosphere and in…

Dick Partridge: 2002 and 2016 Men’s Doubles Champion

STC’s Dick Partridge

Jay Clayton Wilson Dick Partridge and his wife, Patsy, joined the SaddleBrooke community in 1997 when Dick retired at age 58. His goal was to stay healthy and enjoy his retirement years. He chose to start playing tennis regularly. Having had only two lessons and a few years of social tennis, he joined the STC…