Tag: tennis

Triple “T” a fun team endeavor at Cottonwood

Penny Petersen Cottonwood Tennis Club held its Triple “T (Team Tennis Tournament) December 5 to 8. There were four teams competing for the number one rating. First place was won by “The Racqueteers” with 59%. Their captain was Mary Park. The “Lovers” with Sandy Casale as captain and “the Aces” with Susie Dunn as captain…

Cottonwood’s Gender Doubles begins with drenching rain

Penny Petersen Cottonwood Tennis Club’s Men’s and Women’s Doubles Tournament (Gender Doubles) began Sunday, January 6. It did not start out well. The first matches were to be played at 9:00 a.m. But it rained all night Saturday night and at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning, it looked more like the Northwest than Arizona. By 9:00…

Sun Lakes Tennis Club holds dinner meeting

Jerry Vance The Sun Lakes Tennis Club had its monthly meeting and dinner on January 9 at Sun Lakes Country Club. Members enjoyed a great beef, green beans and potato dinner. The next dinner will be on February 13. Meeting followed with President Ed Campion in charge; Dan Thorsen, vice president; Faye Haynes, secretary; Paul…

IronOaks to host tennis social

Come join us for a tennis social and potluck. Meet friends, enjoy some great tennis and then relax, visit and nosh on some great food. The IronOaks tennis players get together each month to challenge each other’s tennis prowess and catch up on how their game is going. Plan to join us February 16 from…

Tennis welcome back event

On December 1, 24 members played and many more cheered them on at the Welcome Back interclub tournament. President Ed Campion supervised a great event. The winners were Peter Hall and June Lewis, followed closely by Ken Nelson and June Sackett. Great food and sunshine made it fun. Our annual Christmas Party was held on…

Nationals here we come!

The IronOaks USTA Women’s 7.0 65+ tennis team won Sectionals for the Southwest Area on December 7-9 and will advance to Nationals where they will face the winning teams from all over the U.S. Teams came from Western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California to compete in Sectionals. The captain of the team is…

Annual Bradshaw Tournament attracts 150 participants

Penny Petersen The Bradshaw Tennis Tournament is the largest tennis gathering of the year and includes entrants from Sun Lakes 1, Cottonwood Palo Verde, Ironwood, Oakwood, SunBird and Springfield. This year, there were 150 participants competing in Men’s and Women’s Doubles. New elements were added, including Fast Serve and Placement competitions. An exhibition match was…

Rainbow social – colorful and fun

Penny Petersen Cottonwood’s Rainbow Classic, the first social of the 2018-2019 season, gleamed with color, and in spite of the heat, all 85 participants showed up on time and played their matches with enthusiasm. The “Rainbow” is a two-day social. Socials are planned events organized for enjoyable play that stress fun and companionship rather than…

Sun Lakes Tennis Club is up and running

Jerry Vance The Sun Lakes Tennis Club is starting to get busy as members return to the sun. Our first tennis dinner with great food was enjoyed by all on on November 14. We also had a successful Welcome Back tournament on November 17. December 1 will be the Holiday tournament, and December 15 will…