Tag: IronOaks Tennis

Tennis with Coach Kwong

IronOaks tennis coach Coach Kwong is conducting his weekly clinics Monday through Friday mornings. If you are interested in a fun class with music and high energy, consider cardio tennis. This class is not only fun, but you can practice your tennis skills. The ball machine class helps you build on your swings for ball…

IronOaks Tennis Team wins USTA sectionals

The IronOaks USTA team.

Denise Lott On December 11, the IronOaks 7.0, 65 plus men’s USTA team won the Southwest Sectional tennis tournament held in Surprise, AZ. The next stop will be to compete in the Spring National Championship tournament. The other competitors were from Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Our team was undefeated in the 7.0 men’s group.…

IronOaks Tennis Team is USTA National finalist

Pictured with their finalist banner are (left to right), Zev Yardeni, Gary Porter, Jim Utter, 
Ken Stanley (captain), Hal Davis, Jerry Rex, Randy McManus and Phil Messer

Ken Stanley Our USTA men’s 65 Plus 7.0 tennis team recently captured second place at the 2014 USTA League Nationals Tournament held at the Surprise Tennis Center. To qualify for Nationals, the team had to win their local USTA league and the Southwest Sectionals held last fall. At Nationals, the team defeated sectional winners from…

IronOaks Tennis events

Gender Doubles winners: Olena Buxton and Barb Yanke (3.5), Mike Corey and Leo Lapane (4.0), Lola Berndelli and Carmelle Davin (4.0); not pictured: Len Paulson and Jerry Geiszler (3.5)

Denise Lott The IronOaks Tennis Club Gender Doubles Tournament was held In February. Winners were Lola Bernadelli and Carmelle Davin (4.0 women), Mike Corey and Leo Lapane (4.0 men), Olena Buxton and Barb Yankee (3.5 women) and Jerry Geiszler and Len Paulson (3.5 men). Our Winter Drop-In Social, open to all Sun Lakes area players,…

Get in the swing with Iron/Oaks Tennis Club

Denise Lott and Sandy Casale New Round Robin League September will start new Round Robin leagues for all levels. This format will be three no-ad sets, allowing players to play with different partners in each set. The league will run for four weeks, starting September 15. The days and levels will vary. Cost is $10…

IronOaks welcomes new tennis manager, Josh Bates

Denise Lott and Sandy Casale IronOaks Tennis Club is excited to have Josh Bates joining us as the new Manager of Tennis, taking Heide Gilbert’s place following her retirement. Josh is one of only 21 Masters of Tennis Performance in the world, as rated by the PTR (Professional Tennis Registry). He is a national tester…

IronOaks Tennis member wins USTA’s Silver Ball Award

USTA Silver Ball award winners Earl Shalin and Vern Larson

Denise Lott and Sandy Casale Recently, Earl Schalin, a Sun Lakes veteran senior tennis player at age 86, along with his partner, Vern Larson, age 87, from Tacoma, Washington, entered the National Senior Indoor Tournament in Vancouver, Washington. They reached the finals and after a very close match, took home the silver ball award for…

IronOaks Tennis scene

Dick Harrold (left) accepts the Volunteer of the Year award from Tennis Club President Rick Kenny.

Denise Landers Lott and Sandy Casale Volunteer of the Year Dick Harrold was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award by club President Rick Kenny. Dick was recognized for his work in communications for the group. Some of the areas in which he has helped include building and maintaining the IronOaks Tennis Club website,…