Tag: Tennis

Joyce Johnson: From Novice to Fireball

Joyce Johnson

Jay Clayton Wilson Joyce and her husband Clarence moved to SaddleBrooke in 1996 at a time when Joyce was a total novice tennis player. But, as you are about to learn, she is a high-energy woman whose enthusiasm far exceeds life’s mere obstacles. First she joined Bob Lewis’ beginner’s tennis group known as Tennis 123…

Tennis players, SaddleBrooke Tennis Club wants you!

TJ Duffy SaddleBrooke Tennis Club has much to offer for every level of player from the beginner to the expert. Are you interested in knowing more about tennis activity at SaddleBrooke? Visit the Tennis Center Home page, view a video of some of our activities and listen to members tell what STC offers. To navigate…

STC Tournament Turns Social

Jay Clayton Wilson For a couple of decades the premier event at SaddleBrooke Tennis Club has been the annual Club Championships. Individuals who knew each other well played each other in doubles and singles to determine the winners for that year. It was fun. Since fun entertainment and healthy, physical activity are the essence of…

The treasure on our doorstep

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Jay Clayton Wilson On a crisp, sunny afternoon in late December SaddleBrooke residents were treated to an unexpected treasure in the very center of our community. To participate in this unique treasure, we did nothing more than open our eyes at our community’s most popular venue. The SaddleBrooke Tennis Club hosted the United States Tennis…

STC’s Bill Powell – an extraordinary career

Jay Clayton Wilson Bill Powell met his wife in the ordinary way. It was a blind date to play miniature golf. He was with Delta Products in the sales and marketing department until his retirement. Ordinary, right? But beyond this there is nothing ordinary about Bill Powell. Bill did not join STC until he and…

STC hosts UA/Skin Cancer Institute and the Arizona Wildcats Men’s Tennis Team

TJ Duffy The SaddleBrooke Tennis Club 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 endeavors, bringing together innovative research, clinical care, education and community outreach. Denise Spartonos, Community Outreach Coordinator for SCI, explained, “Our mission is to prevent…

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…

Moving on at STC

Pam and Darrell Jackson

Jay Clayton Wilson SaddleBrooke’s world class tennis venue has always been a highly valued asset for players and the entire community. How could anyone improve on such a good thing, one might ask? Why just not kick back, get some exercise now and then and let the club coast in comfort? We have all these…