IronOaks Tennis competes at USTA sectionals in New Mexico

The IronOaks Tennis Club summer social included a clinic by Josh Bates and Gustavo Sanchez.

The IronOaks Tennis Club summer social included a clinic by Josh Bates and Gustavo Sanchez.

Denise Lott

USTA Sectionals in Albuquerque, New Mexico were held September 19-21. IronOaks Tennis Club was well represented with 27 members competing as part of the Phoenix Southwest USTA. With other Sun Lakes spectators going to be part of the fun, we totaled about 40 people attending.

Men’s 7.0 team: Ken Stanley (captain), Randy McManus, Len Paulson, Phil Messer, Wayne Newman, Jim Utter, Jim Nulty, Jim Rainwaters, Bill Cunningham, Warren Kutchyera and Zev Yardeni.

Men’s 8.0 team: Jay Hearshman (captain), Mike Corey, Bill Corso, Mario Dominguez, Larry Hincha, John Radcliffe, Dave Zapatka and Zev Yardini

Women’s 7.0: Lynn Cox, Pat Davidson, Vicki Eslick, Judy Gahide, Karen Kutchyera, Judy Lamers, Barb McEwan, Lois Newman and Susan Stewart.

Our Summer Social, which included a clinic by Josh Bates and Gustavo Sanchez, followed by Mix ‘n Split play was a success for all those attending. Everyone walked away with something to focus on and it was fun to practice all shots and strategies. The next clinic and fall social will be in early October. These events are open to all Sun Lakes residents and guests. Look for an e-mail flyer or check the club bulletin board for details.

The Community Garage Sale includes tables put out by the IronOaks Tennis Club. The event is November 1. Please help support your club and the social events by donating gently used items. Check the bulletin board for drop-off times as the date approaches.

A Holiday Dinner Dance is planned for December 6, so mark your calendars now and plan to wine, dine and dance (to DJ Jamal) at the Oakwood Country Club. This fun holiday event is open to all IronOaks tennis and Pickleball players as well as our Fitness Club staff and members. Tickets are $35 and sign-up begins November 3. v