Tag: Tennis

Passion for tennis and pickleball

Left to Right, front row: Linda Linegar, Jackie Kline and Mary Hlushko; back row: Larry Gray, Peter Bidwell and Greg Hlushko

Nancy Teeter Is one sport better? I interviewed seven SaddleBrooke residents passionate about both pickleball and tennis to find out. Peter Bidwell, Larry Gray, Greg Hlushko, Mary Hlushko, Kathy Jensen, Jackie Kline and Linda Linegar have long tennis playing histories. Most have played tennis for 40 plus years and, except for Larry Gray, play both…

SaddleBrooke Tennis

CJ Wright

CJ Wright never touched a racket until shortly before she moved to SaddleBrooke 10 years ago. CJ (short for Carol Jean) was like so many who are new to our community. She and her husband had to feel their way around the plethora of activities that are offered here. But things began to change about…

STC coordinator focus – Kay Koontz

Kay Koontz

Jay Clayton Wilson Kay Koontz has spent 10 of her 15 years at SaddleBrooke as an STC coordinator. She has always been a popular player and a real treat at the desk. Kay is fondly remembered for her delightfully friendly phone messages on the STC answer machine. At present, we will see her in her…

July 4 tennis and Chili Cook-Off party at the STC

Jay Clayton Wilson The SaddleBrooke Tennis Club was the place to be for the 2015 celebration of Independence Day. All hands reported for duty to make the event spectacular. First there was mixed doubles play followed by a spicy Chili Cook-Off, a delicious lunch, an introduction of new members, a cowboy poet and an introduction…

Marty Burke STC-coordinator

Marty Burke

Jay Clayton Wilson Marty, a California aerospace engineer who tested scientific satellites for a living, found his way to Tucson where he played tennis until a second knee replacement ended his tennis playing days. Significantly, this Chicago boy has always been devoted to volunteering, first as an AARP tax counselor and then as a math…

Club Championship party at STC

Debbie McGeehan serves up cold beverages.

Immediately following SaddleBrooke Tennis Club’s Club Championship Tournament, our volunteers gave a party on the patio for members and their guests at which members donated food and drink and were served in the delightfully friendly SaddleBrooke atmosphere. Tennis clubs are recognized as a venue for healthy, active, fun loving people. Ours is the best of…

Tennis Club’s best players participate in annual event

Chris Madsen and Gene McGeehan

SaddleBrooke Tennis Club hosted its top players in the Club Championship finals, thus contributing to the long history of this important tournament. Annually the event has been advertised as the premier STC activity in the SaddleBrooke Community. For the second consecutive year the tournament’s volunteer coordinators were Joyce and Richard Wantuck (see separate article). This…

Meet Bob Stocks

Bob Stocks has a ferocious two handed backhand.

Bob Stocks SaddleBrooke Tennis Club player and board member Bob Stocks, with his partner and longtime friend Barney Peet, won the right to play in the USTA League 65 plus 8.0 National Championships in March of this year. Everyone who has played against Stocks is familiar with the determination shown in this photo as he…