Tag: Tennis

If You Can Pickle, You Can POP!

Greg Hlushko A number of pickleball players have discovered and are enjoying playing POP. It has some similarity to pickleball, with both sports requiring a single underhand serve and a manageable-sized court. POP doubles is played within the singles lines on a tennis court, and there is a baseline that is nine feet in from…

Dazzling Desert Gems Secure Sectionals!

Kathy Kortus SaddleBrooke Desert Gems United States Tennis Association (USTA) 7.0 Ladies 65 and Over Team won their Southwest Sectionals in Scottsdale Dec. 9 through 11. The six teams represented in the tournament came from El Paso, New Mexico, and Central and Southern Arizona. It was a round-robin format with each team playing five matches. SaddleBrooke…

The Tennis Club Brings in the Holidays with Chuck Moses!

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 almost 130 traditional and POP tennis members along with guests attend the evening in their festive attire. The SaddleBrooke One Vista’s Dining Room was beautifully decorated, and the staff worked…

Let’s Knock Out Skin Cancer

TJ Duffy “It was very informative to learn more about the University of Arizona Cancer Research Center. We are very fortunate to have this valuable resource in our community.” —Sharon Gartner, SaddleBrooke Tennis Club (STC) Director at Large SaddleBrooke once again played host to a multi-faceted fundraising event in the fight against skin cancer. The event…

A Game for Any Age

Greg Hlushko You are never too old to learn or to get back again to table tennis. Many have played at least a bit of table tennis at some point in their lives—some very casually and some a bit more seriously. Well, it’s time to get back and pick it up again. If you haven’t…

Good Times at the Tennis Center!

Debbie McGeehan The SaddleBrooke Tennis Club had another successful event on Saturday, Nov. 5! This is the 10th year that the Tennis Cabana has come to SaddleBrooke from their location in Chandler, Ariz. It is a very popular shopping event that our members look forward to all year. It’s a perfect time to buy tennis…

First World Team Tennis Tournament!

Debbie McGeehan A dream finally came true for Mike Oberski. For years, Mike has been mentioning how fun it would be for our club to organize a World Team Tennis event. Well, he met Bill Wallin, and they made a dream come true! Bill and Mike organized four teams to play on Monday nights starting…

Farewell to Our Wonderful Tennis Coordinator!

Debbie McGeehan Yes, it is true that Nancy Frazer is leaving her position as lead tennis coordinator after 24 years! She has been such an asset to our tennis community from the very beginning. Ed Robson had a vision to build a premier tennis facility at SaddleBrooke in 1987. In 1994 the construction began for…

SaddleBrooke Desert Gems Advance to USTA Sectionals!

Kathy Kortus SaddleBrooke’s own 2022 USTA Ladies 65 and over team, Desert Gems, has done it again! They will now move on to challenge themselves at Sectionals. After losing their first match (1-2), they went on to win the next seven matches (3-0, 3-0, 2-1, 2-1, 3-0, 3-0, 2-1). The last match played determined which team…

Tennis and eegees!

Debbie McGeehan The saying goes, “Take it easy, have an eegee!” That’s exactly what the tennis and POP players did on Saturday, Aug. 6. SaddleBrooke tennis courts were filled with action in the morning. There were courts of organized mixed doubles play, along with men’s doubles and courts of POP players. Warm and humid days…