Play Pickleball and Tennis: IronOaks Racquet Club Plans Event to Benefit Neighbors Who Care

Sheryl Keeme

Planning is underway for Play It Forward, the Third Annual Tennis/Pickleball Event to Benefit Neighbors Who Care, on Saturday, April 6. All fun pickleball and tennis play will take place at IronOaks Racquet Club.

Representatives from several Sun Lakes/South Chandler communities are involved in planning this year’s event, and everyone is encouraged to join from Sun Lakes Country Club, Cottonwood Palo Verde, IronOaks, Robson Reserve, Solera, Springfield, and SunBird for a true community, fun event.

The event will offer both gender and mixed play at $20 per person. The group is requesting that those who cannot play consider making a donation to the tournament on behalf of Neighbors Who Care. Arizona residents can make a donation on behalf of Play It Forward to satisfy the Arizona Tax Credit. In 2023 Play It Forward raised $22,200. The goal is set for $25,000 in 2024.

All matches will begin at 8 a.m. and will last for 50 minutes. Lunch is generously provided for players by Sprouts Farmers Market.

For more information about tennis and signing up, contact Lois Newman at 480-277-5510 or [email protected].

For more information about pickleball and signing up, contact JoAnn Zapatka at 480-710-4305 or [email protected].

Forms will be available to sign up at the various clubs.

Sponsors are being sought until they fill up. If your company is interested in having a banner at the site or in placing an item in the goodie bags, contact Sheryl Keeme at [email protected]. All proceeds benefit Neighbors Who Care’s programs of helping homebound seniors age in place.

The opportunity is as follows:

IronOaks Racquet Club’s Third Annual Charity Event, Play It Forward, which benefits Neighbors Who Care

Event Stats:

Capacity: 1,000 players and guests

Audience: Sun Lakes/South Chandler area residents

2023 Player Count: 200+

What: Play It Forward fun pickleball and tennis event

When: Saturday, April 6

Where: IronOaks Racquet Club

Fee: $20 per player to play

Benefits: 100% Neighbors Who Care

Dollars Raised in 2023: $22,200