Tag: tennis

Coach Kwong’s Tennis Tips

When playing doubles, do you mix things up and change the formation? We always play the standard doubles formation of one up and one back and opposite side from each other. The main direction sent back from the receiver is sending the ball back cross court, and many times we lose points using this formation…

Bradshaw/Neu Memorial Tournament Is Always Best of the Season

The Bradshaw/Neu Memorial Tournament is the only tournament of the year open to players from Cottonwood Palo Verde, IronOaks, Sun Lakes Country Club, Springfield, and SunBird. All teams were either Men’s or Women’s Doubles. There are no Mixed Doubles at this event. The week-long tournament began on Sunday, Nov. 7, and concluded with the finals…

Sun Lakes Tennis Club Is Back

The Sun Lakes Tennis Club is back and happy to be in the sun. We did a Welcome Back tournament in November and a Holiday tournament on Dec. 11. It was great fun to see everyone back without COVID-19. President Ed Campion hosted a great party at his home in November. We will start playing…

Sun Lakes Tennis Players Earn Regional and National Recognition

Carole Rockland Several local tennis players were recently rewarded for their efforts in regional and national competition. Barb Jorgensen, a member of both IronOaks Tennis Club and Cottonwood Tennis Club, competed at the USTA Southwest Scottsdale Adult Tournament. Barb faced intense competition from younger players, but emerged as the Women’s 55 Singles Champion and earned second…

Cottonwood Tennis Club Announces Spring Schedule

Penny Petersen In addition to daily play at the Cottonwood tennis courts, the following tournaments and socials are scheduled. All these events are for CTC members and the competing clubs only. Jan. 9-15: Gender Doubles, open to CTC members only. Competition is at all levels of both male and female categories. So, get a partner…

‘Welcome Back’ IOTC Social a Big Success!

The IronOaks Tennis Center was the place to be on Saturday, Nov. 6! The courts were full of players, as IronOaks Tennis Club hosted Cottonwood Tennis Club for a morning of friendly competition, organized by Lois Newman. Delicious food was served by members of Vivian Guimond’s tennis team, “The Insiders.” An added attraction for the…

Mixed Doubles, a Fun Tennis Experience at Cottonwood

Penny Petersen Every Friday morning, the Cottonwood courts have mixed doubles play. That means each court has two women and two men playing. At the end of the first set, the players change partners. If there’s a third set, the men can play against the women, or they go back to the original partners. That’s…

IOTC Fitness Clothing Sale

Looking to refresh your wardrobe for tennis, pickleball, golf, or fitness? Come to the IronOaks Tennis Club (IOTC) sale of gently used fitness clothing on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the patio of the IronOaks Fitness Center. The sale will offer hundreds of items for both men and women in a…