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Dedication to Don Neu at IronOaks Tennis Social

Sandy Neu cuts ribbon on dedicated bench as project coordinator, Bruce Stead, looks on

Denise Lott Our community still feels the gap left by the sudden death of Don Neu, an avid tennis player and involved member of the community. In remembrance of Don, the IronOaks Tennis Club collected funds to install a bench with a memorial plaque. The plaque reads, “In Memory of Don Neu—A Dear Friend—2/11/2017—From Members…

IronOaks Tennis Club holds Jason Morton USTA Competition

Denise Lott The Jason Morton Tournament, being held at IronOaks Tennis Club on March 2-5, 2017, is a USTA Level II tournament. As a sectional level event, participants can receive ranking points. In addition, there are cash awards for all levels of play. Tennis professional Josh Bates will be coordinating the matches. Meals and snacks…

IronOaks Tennis Players dominate SW Seniors

Denise Lott IronOaks Tennis Club is home to four of the No. 1 players in the USTA (United States Tennis Association) southwest region comprising Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso. Ranking in their age groups, we have the No. 1 and No. 2 in the 70 age bracket doubles players. Top ranked is Leo Lapane,…

IronOaks Tennis member Paulson ranks USTA #1

Len Paulsen

Denise Lott Len Paulsen, longtime member of the IronOaks tennis community, is well-recognized in his USTA (United States Tennis Association) age group. He is undefeated in the 85 plus category in Arizona, and that makes him currently our No. 1 state player. This is a rolling standing rank. In addition, his skills have earned him…

IronOaks Tennis members compete at Huntsman

Denise Lott Several IronOaks Tennis Club players traveled to St. George, Utah to participate in the annual Huntsman World Senior Games. This competition drew over 11,000 athletes from 72 countries, involved in 27 different sporting fields. The matches were tough. Our ladies’ teams did especially well, with Lois Newman and Drena Radcliffe securing the second…

IronOaks clay court winners

Wayne Newman and Len Paulson

70 plus 85 = 155. This was the combined ages for the winners of the “ageless” 3.5 clay court men’s doubles tournament held at IronOaks Tennis Club. Wayne Newman and Len Paulson defeated Burt Hustad and Mel Terechenok in the annual IronOaks Open Clay Court Tournament finals held on June 17. This beat-the-heat early morning…

IronOaks Tennis member wins USTA National

J.B. Hayes and Jack Sanders win national competition.

Denise Lott IronOaks Tennis Club member Jack Sanders secured a major victory with a first place win at the United States Tennis Association’s National Tournament in Vancouver. This was part of USTA’s Grand Slam series of four Open events—played on grass, clay, indoors, and outdoors. The Vancouver section was played indoors. Jack and his doubles…