Tag: Tennis

Healthy skin is in

TJ Duffy Skin is the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about 20 square feet and represents 16% of total body weight. Our skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold. But our skin is also vulnerable and…

STC members celebrate July 4th

Photo by Ritchel Duffy.

Jerry Fay As usual, the Fourth of July provided us with a beautiful day to celebrate, play tennis and enjoy a BBQ potluck. We had players on 15 courts playing mixed doubles with the pairing and format developed by Melanie Murphy, Carol Eisenbraun and Mike Oberski. Everyone enjoyed the spirited tennis in spite of the…

SaddleBrooke Tennis Club

Cinco de Mayo tennis social Mike Oberski Our Social Coordinators, with the help of some of our members, were able to pull off another successful tennis social. On May 5 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. our club members swung their maracas (I mean tennis racquets) while enjoying the camaraderie of their fellow amigos. We had…

STC’s Prickly Pairs Tennis Tournament

Carol Eisenbraun A beautiful spring day set the stage for 30 Prickly Pair teams to enjoy a mixed doubles tennis tournament on Saturday, April 13. The play, which took place on the Mt. View and SaddleBrooke courts began at 9:00 a.m. and finished with the championship rounds at 1:00 p.m. The following teams were the…

Spring Fling Tennis Social A Success

Mike Oberski Yeah, yippee, we were finally able to have our first tennis social this year! If you recall, our New Year’s and Valentine socials were cancelled due to rain. Therefore, the flute playing legend of Kokopelli may be true because we felt the transition from winter to spring with a gentle breeze and warmer…

STC + STT = FUN

Debbie McGeehan Awesome tennis, wine, beer and snacks, all happening at our tennis center! Who wouldn’t have enjoyed an afternoon of spectating, playing and socializing at our beautiful venue? Taking place in good weather over six Wednesday afternoons in February and March, Social Team Tennis was another successful and fun event hosted by the SaddleBrooke…

Tennis Fanatics Exposed

H.V. Topspin, Esq. “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” Winston Churchill One of my favorite mathematicians (not that I have that many-Heisenberg being the other), is Vilfredo Pareto who posited that all groups can be divided into two distributions of roughly 80%-20%. With tennis players, the 20%…

STC inspires “social” in team tennis

Debbie McGeehan Let the games begin! January 9 started the first Wednesday of six for Social Team Tennis. Four men’s teams (Eagles, Falcons, Vultures and Hawks) and four women’s teams (Manhattans, Martinis, Mojitos and Margaritas) played gender doubles for 75 minutes split into two sessions. The weather was almost perfect despite a small sprinkle of…

The Best Sport For A Longer Life

H.V. Topspin Playing tennis on a regular basis is now a verified way of living longer! According to the newspaper of record, the New York Times, (no political snarling out there) in an article by Gretchen Reynolds this past September, “Playing tennis and other sports that are social might add years to your life, according…

SaddleBrooke Tennis Center reopens after renovation

Jay Clayton Wilson Over thirty years ago, in 1987, it was the vision of Ed Robson to create a palmary tennis facility in the nascent SaddleBrooke active adult development. Land for this important amenity was chosen near the very center of the community. Construction began almost immediately. Initially our magnificent tennis facility offered only two…