Tag: Tennis

What Is Pop Tennis?

Maureen Olinsky hitting a forehand shot.

Christine Reding and Joan Ebbeson There’s been a buzz around SaddleBrooke about pop tennis. What is it? Pop tennis is the revitalization of a 100-year-old sport which is increasingly being popularized due to a shorter court, underhand serve, and a pop racquet. The racquet is often called a paddle, which is a derivative carbon fiber and…

Snacks, Smoothies, and Shopping at the Tennis Center

Debbie McGeehan It was a gorgeous day to try out some new racquets and buy a few new outfits to look good on the tennis courts! Cheri Megli along with her tennis assistant Marco, came to SaddleBrooke for the eighth year with her “Tennis Cabana on Wheels”. Members and guests had the opportunity to demo…

SaddleBrooke’s Fourth Annual Skin Cancer Research Event

Seated: Cindy Madsen, Jane Zielske, and TJ Duffy; Standing: Tina Huber and Gary Rowell.

TJ Duffy SaddleBrooke played host to a multifaceted fundraising event for the Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) which unites The University of Arizona Cancer Center’s many skin cancer prevention and treatment endeavors. Denise Spartonos, Community Outreach Coordinator for SCI, explained, “Our mission is to prevent and cure skin cancer; in the last couple of years there…

Saturday Tennis Doubles Group

Debbie McGeehan Who doesn’t like some competitive, but fun tennis? Today we recognized a key person who makes that happen every Saturday morning. TJ Duffy has been organizing men’s doubles and mixed doubles for several years and the group has grown to almost 50 similarly skilled, friendly players! Every week TJ sends multiple emails to…

Pop tennis has come to SaddleBrooke

After the 8 a.m. rotation on Oct. 8. You can see by the smiles that a good time was had by all.

Bonnie Schoenfelder Pop tennis is a century old paddle sport that until recently was called “Paddle Tennis.” Rebranded as pop (for popular) tennis in 2015, people enjoy the game because it’s played on a shorter tennis court (using tennis scoring) but is easier to play because of the composite paddles with memory foam; a slower, depressurized…

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…