Tag: SaddleBrooke Tennis Club

STC Christmas Celebration

Debbie McGeehan Our Christmas dinner-dance has always been one of our favorite events of the year, and this year was no exception! We had 143 tennis and POP members with their guests in holiday attire gathered in the beautifully decorated SaddleBrooke One Vistas dining room on Dec. 11. Guests were greeted by Joann Bosworth, Jim Marchisio, Gloria…

The Tennis Cabana Visits SaddleBrooke

Debbie McGeehan There was a lot of activity at the tennis pavilion on Nov. 7. Cheri Megli and Marco Navarro have been coming down for nine years to our Tennis Club. They were unable to come last year due to the COVID restrictions. The Tennis Cabana is located in Chandler. Cheri loads up her suburban…

Play Tennis and Party

Debbie McGeehan Organized play tennis is always fun on Saturday mornings, but it was especially memorable on Oct. 30. Jeff and Anne Williams invited the organized play tennis players and spouses to their beautiful home on the golf course after two hours of playing tennis. Almost 30 people accepted their invitation. Drinks, along with a…

Meet and Greet POP Tennis Event

Debbie McGeehan What a great event to meet new POP players and mingle with current SaddleBrooke Tennis Club (STC) members on the morning of Sept. 27! The day started with ladies’ organized play, with most of the gals planning to play the 7 to 9 a.m. session. Unfortunately, light sprinkles delayed play until 8 a.m., and then…

SaddleBrooke Tennis

It’s the People Stuart Watkins “It’s the people,” was the response that both Landon Sheat and Karen Simmons gave when asked what they enjoyed most about POP Tennis. Landon said he enjoyed it because it seemed to be less competitive than tennis. Karen also enjoys getting out and said she just enjoys the sport. Landon…

Celebrating Tennis at Any Age

Linda Foy The SaddleBrooke Tennis Club celebrated a special day on the Fourth of July. Rufus Renfrow, an avid tennis player, celebrated his 94th birthday with around 100 hundred members of the Tennis Club. Cake was served, and Walter Fritz presented a plaque dedicating a court to this beloved member of the club. Rufus started playing tennis…

STC’s Welcome Back Social

Debbie McGeehan May 29 was our first post-COVID-19 event on the tennis patio. It certainly was a memorable night when SaddleBrooke Tennis Club (STC) members and their spouses showed off their dancing moves to the music of Chuck Moses. Craig and Benith MacPherson did not waste any time getting on the dance floor when Chuck started…

Pop Tennis Turns Strangers into Friends

The pop tennis group celebrates Burt Turner's 91st birthday. Front row: Greg Hlushko, Steve Bell, Burt Turner, Molly Gilbertson, and Sharon Hoff; back row: Bob Hoffman, Kris Hoffman, Linda McAllen, Mike McAllen, Betty Emmons, Jeanette Watkins, Cheryl Sornson, Mary Hlushko, Carol Kula, and Bob Hoff; not pictured: Paulette Kasperski (Photo by Paulette Kasperski)

Paulette Kasperski Last January through March, SaddleBrooke residents, Fran Meckler and Carol Kula of the SaddleBrooke Tennis Club, arranged drop-in sessions of pop tennis on Sunday afternoons. Many people showed up to play for the first time—some as total beginners and others as former tennis and pickleball players. When the drop-in sessions ended, Stuart Watkins…

SaddleBrooke Tennis

Pop Tennis Shuffle Ginny Wolfe On March 17, when most people drank green beer and ate bangers and mash, 40 SaddleBrooke Tennis Club Poppers played in the St. Patrick’s Day Shuffle. With a mixture of men and women dressed in creative green attire and of various skill levels, the game of Pop Tennis is popping…

Pop Tennis Update from the Courts

Carol Kula Pop Tennis is now in its second year in SaddleBrooke and has already grown to over 110 members in the SaddleBrooke Tennis Club (STC). Groups are forming for pop players throughout the week and organized play opportunities are there through the STC as well. In the era of COVID precautions, inter-club social events…