Tag: Cottonwood Tennis Club

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…

Cottonwood Tennis Club Offers Free Clinics

Al Wagner and Pierre Moresi are the chief instructors for Cottonwood's free tennis clinics which begin in October. Pierre handles the Monday sessions, and Al does the Tuesday classes.

Penny Petersen As fall approaches, it’s time to think about the joys of playing tennis and the free tennis clinics offered by Cottonwood Tennis Club (CTC). The classes were started in the early 80s by Don Neu, then Cottonwood’s tennis pro. They’ve gained popularity over the years, and they’re due to begin again in October,…

Cottonwood Tennis Year in Review 2019-20

A review of activities of CTC includes women's doubles, men's doubles, and, of course, food.

Penny Petersen Memories of great tennis games, exciting competition against friends, and tennis dinners with entertainment are usually the things the Cottonwood Tennis Club (CTC) members remember. This year, everything was different as the coronavirus caused the cancellation of six scheduled events. That’s never happened since the club was founded in 1982, 38 years ago.…