Tag: Tennis

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…

Tennis Club’s Labor Day party

Photography by T.J. Duffy

Jay Clayton Wilson The end of summer is a time of anticipation. Soon fall will be in the air. And it also is a time for reflection on the many memories that keep our summers with us forever. We recall our University of Arizona Men’s and Women’s Tennis Team events, the Club Championships, the slate…

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…

SaddleBrooke Tennis Club’s Riley Jackson

Riley Jackson

Jay Clayton Wilson A lot of SaddleBrooke Tennis Club members eagerly volunteer to serve our club in every conceivable capacity. Almost all of their jobs are pretty visible, like the president or those who put social events together. Everyone knows them by name. But there are a few who perform difficult jobs in the background,…

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…

Carol and John Sochacki “Retirement should be a joy”

John and Carol Sochacki

Jay Clayton Wilson “The most outgoing couple one could hope to meet at STC.” That is the description most often heard about John and Carol Sochacki. It is an honor they have earned during their 10 years in the SaddleBrooke community. It would be a rare event or most unusual tennis opportunity occurring at the…

The Sea Captain among us

Captain Steve Leane, United States Coast Guard Retired

Jay Clayton Wilson Almost every STC member has had Steve Leane restring a racket at one time or another. No surprise there because Steve is a Master Racquet Technician who has played with us and strung our rackets for us more than a decade. But there is more to Steve than many of our members…