Tag: tennis

Friday Tennis at Cottonwood is Fun Doubles

Penny Petersen If you pass the Cottonwood tennis courts Monday through Thursday, you might imagine that CTC is segregated by sex. Monday and Wednesday women congregate. Tuesday and Thursday the men preside. But Friday is really the best day of the week, because that is Mixed Doubles Day and focuses more on making friends and…

Hardy souls continue year-round tennis at Cottonwood

Penny Petersen When it’s 82 degrees at 7:00 a.m. and 110 degrees by noon, it takes hardy souls to venture onto the tennis court. Normal play times for the Cottonwood Tennis Club are 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. But nobody in their right mind would subject themselves to heat stroke. So, in the summer, CTC…

2018 Cottonwood Women’s Extended Spring League

Susie Dunn Our fun Extended League ran from April 2 to May 14 this season with a round robin format playing three sets each week. We ended up on our last Monday playing a little tennis trivia, sharing assortments of ice cream bars and popsicles and saying our goodbyes to our great snowbird friends for…

48 players participate in CTC’s Long Summer League

Penny Petersen The only league taking place this summer is the Cottonwood Men’s League. It extends for the longest time, beginning in late April and continuing until October. The best part for the guys is that they don’t have to be there every week. This gives them a chance for cruises, visits to family in…

Spring leagues at Cottowood end with successful outcomes

  Penny Petersen Cottonwood Tennis Club’s men’s and women’s spring leagues have concluded. Annually, there are the Monday Women’s League for higher-ranked women players, Tuesday Men’s League for lower-ranked men’s players, Wednesday Women’s League for lower-ranked women’s players and a Thursday Men’s League for higher-ranked male players. Spring winners for the Wednesday Woman’s League were…

IronOaks Tennis members host ACP tennis players

  Michele Renahan On Saturday, April 14, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Coach Kwong Young organized a social play from high school players (boys/girls) from Arizona Preparatory College (ACP), and they were teamed up with an IronOaks tennis member with three rounds of play with different partners. All serving was done on the south side…

Cottonwood competition wraps up—but tennis goes on

  Penny Petersen The East West Tournament wrapped up the competitive season for Cottonwood Tennis Club, but tennis continues throughout the summer. Two days of East West competition was a nail-biter. East represents all tennis members who live east of Alma School Road. West is all those living west of Alma School. The score was…

Cottonwood Tennis Club Picnic included games, music, food and fun

  Penny Petersen Cottonwood Tennis Club’s end-of-the-season picnic didn’t include tennis. It featured competition in bocce ball, bean bag toss and putting. Winners collected tickets, and a drawing was held for prizes. A long line formed for food while The Rokuseks entertained with a variety of familiar tunes. But best of all was the camaraderie…

Sun Lakes Tennis at Springfield

  Jerry Vance The Sun Lakes Tennis Club was hosted by Springfield in tennis matches on March 24. We started at 8:00 a.m. and played to noon on four courts. There were lots of great tennis matches, and the food provided by Springfield was excellent. Sun Lakes had two more tournaments, hosting IronOaks on March…

Tennis Couples enjoy game and friendship

  Penny Petersen What’s good for your heart, muscles and making friends? Tennis! In the Cottonwood Tennis Club, there are 28 couples who make tennis an enjoyable part of their lives together. We picked three and asked them about themselves. Horst and Dorothea Flachsmann came to Sun Lakes as snowbirds in 1997. They originally lived…