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Tennis Tip from Coach Kwong Young

Too many times players will get a ball to hit in “no man’s land,” and after the shot, they do not proceed forward—can you relate? Approach Shot: Is an offensive or defensive shot (FH/BH) that allows a player to transition from the baseline to the net. This enables them to control net play as well…

Cottonwood Tennis Club Announces Fall Activities

Penny Petersen After more than a year of uncertainty, the Cottonwood Tennis Club’s board has announced that all of the activities sponsored by the club will be offered this fall. The Men’s summer league, which began in May, is in full swing and will conclude in October. We’ll let you know the winners in our…

Men’s Thursday League at Cottonwood Notice

Penny Petersen The players in the Thursday Men’s Summer League at Cottonwood are a hardy bunch. While many of us escape to higher elevations, there they are at 8:30 to 10 a.m. on the Cottonwood courts, happily sweating as they compete in the sun. Leading this collection of “toughies” is Spencer Roberts who also plays…

Tennis Tip of the Month

Coach Kwong Young In life, we all have decisions to make. Young adults choosing the college of their choice. What items to purchase at the grocery store, along with your finances—how to make it and how to spend it. Players on the court, besides having shot-making skills, must have good decision-making skills as well. This…

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…

Tips from Our Tennis Pro Kwong Young

Kwong Young, USPTA Tennis Professional Before a pitcher pitches, before a golfer swings, or a bowler releases the ball, all of these athletes perform one major thing. They all look at their intended target. The same goes for tennis. Before the server serves, they look at their opponent as well as the service box to…

Celebrating the Fourth of July with Tennis and Pancakes

Sporting red, white, and blue, a crowd of 55 IronOaks Tennis Club (IOTC) members celebrated the Fourth of July with fun social tennis followed by a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit, and mimosas. Thanks to the committee members who organized this great event! Interested in joining the fun and becoming an IOTC member? Stop…

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…

Coach Kwong’s Tip of the Month

Coach Kwong Throughout our education from grade school through college, we learned through books and the help and guidance from our teachers. You probably still remember an impactful lesson shared by a mentor. They all wanted the best for their students, and it was up to us to take responsibility—do our assignments, study, learn, and…