Tag: Cottonwood Tennis Club

Free Tennis Clinics at Cottonwood Begin in October

Penny Petersen For years, Cottonwood Tennis Club sponsored free lessons for beginners and others who wanted to work on their game. Last year, the lessons were canceled early in the season due to COVID-19 and then reinstated later in the year. This year, the lessons will begin on Monday, Oct. 11. The idea of the…

Cottonwood Tennis Elects New Board Members

Penny Petersen In March, members of the Cottonwood Tennis Club elected a new board of directors to steer the club through March of 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the activities for the 2020 and early 2021 seasons were canceled. However, the Monday through Friday daily sign-ups continued, as well as several leagues, including the…

Cottonwood Tennis Club Reviews Unusual Season

Penny Petersen The 2020-21 tennis season? Unusual! The best one can say is that playing for one and a half hours a few times a week probably saved us from going stark raving mad. We missed the tournaments and the socials. It seemed as if the world stopped, and a few hours of tennis was our…

Tennis Singles Event at Cottonwood

Penny Petersen Ralph Howland was quick to say that all the fun singles matches going on during April were “not sanctioned or endorsed or anything by CTC. I just saw that Dean Sinerius had gotten some guys together for singles, and it looked like fun.” He agreed to be the organizer, and Ken Nelson did…

Tennis Couple Lands in Sun Lakes and Plans to Stay

Penny Petersen Something special happens when both husband and wife play tennis. There’s a special bond during competition. We introduce you to Dean and Maryann Sinerius. Both are “green” players, so they could play together in tournaments, except this year. Dean claims, “You can learn a lot about people by the way they play tennis.”…

Free Tennis Clinics Resume After COVID Cancelations

Pierre Moresi (center) is the director of the clinics. His teaching assistants include (left to right) Paul Eskridge, Barb Jorgensen, Kathy Sundsrud, and Jenette Curran.

Penny Petersen For years, Cottonwood Tennis Club (CTC) offered free tennis clinics weekly, beginning in September and continuing through April. Don Neu, former Cottonwood Pro, started the classes in the early ‘80s. After Don’s passing, Pierre Moresi took over the clinics with the help of Al Wagner, Ollie Johnson, Joan Osoinach, and others. Anyone who…

Holiday Cheers from Friday Mixed Tennis at Cottonwood

On Christmas Day, four members of CTC decided to give a cheer for the season (left to right): Rod Johnson, Ruthanne Strohn, Jerry Picket, and Penny Petersen.

Penny Petersen Mixed Doubles is great fun. Cottonwood Tennis Club reserves every Friday morning for mixed play. Dick Kane, coordinator, oversees the organized play for Fridays. Those who enjoy mixed doubles are addicted to it. “The mixed format gives you an opportunity to play with different people,” said Ruthanne Strohn. “You get to know some…

Extra Weeks Added to CTC Monday League’s Spring Session

Penny Petersen The Cottonwood Tennis Club’s Monday Ladies League starts its spring session on Jan. 4. The session will last 17 weeks, through April 26. That is five weeks longer than in past years. A new individual format just tried in the 2020 Fall League, allows players to play when they’re available, and not committed…

Cottonwood Tennis Club Cancels Some Activities for Fall

2020-21 Cottonwood Tennis Club President Laks Jagnandan led the club in handling the situation caused by COVID-19.

Penny Petersen Just when you think plans for the Cottonwood Tennis Club’s (CTC) 2020-21 season are going swimmingly well, COVID-19 demolishes all the hard work. That’s how the CTC Board felt last month when President Laks Jagnadan and board members Cannon Hill (vice president), Spencer Roberts (treasurer), Ruthanne Strohn (secretary), Jay Ketter (tournament director), and…