Labor Day POP Tennis Fun

Betty Emmons and Barb Rutt

Roe Callahan

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September, and many people know it simply as the reason for a three-day weekend or the unofficial end to summer. For others, it’s the last time to wear white slacks until next year, even though it is an outdated fashion rule.

For most Americans, the long weekend is a much-needed opportunity to reconnect with friends and family and provides a last hurrah before the start of fall. For the POP tennis members of the SaddleBrooke Tennis Club, we celebrate Labor Day by playing POP tennis from 9 to 11 a.m. and then socialize with friends and teammates.

While the temperature was in the 90s, that didn’t stop anyone from playing POP tennis and doing what more than half the country does on Labor Day, have a cook-out with friends and family.

Members were asked to come dressed in their present or previous occupation. Tennis Club Board Secretary Betty Emmons and POP tennis member Barb Rutt were healthcare providers for many years before retiring at SaddleBrooke (Betty was a nurse and Barb a pharmacist). Now they spend their time playing POP tennis and volunteering for club events.

If you’re wondering how you can get in on the fun at the SaddleBrooke Tennis Club, call 520-825-0255 or stop by the tennis office and speak to one of the coordinators. They will be happy to discuss how you can become a member and join in on the fun.