Tag: Tennis

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…

An evening to remember

JD Davis In some respects, it’s like a costume ball; you find yourself starring, trying to identify your friends without their shorts, tennis skirts, hats and sunglasses. The phrase you hear throughout the evening is, “Goodness, you look so different, I didn’t recognize you with clothes on.” And I must say, the ladies, in their…

Ramping up the fight against skin cancer

TJ Duffy The word is beginning to spread that all SaddleBrooke residents and guests are invited to join the cause of defeating skin cancer in its various forms. The third annual Skin Cancer Research Fundraiser was held on Saturday, November 17 at the SaddleBrooke Tennis Center and although tennis was a prominent theme of the…