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IronOaks Tennis Club salutes John Radcliffe

IronOaks Tennis Club President, Judy Gahide, with the club’s Volunteer of the Year, John Radcliffe

Denise Lott IronOaks’ Volunteer Recognition dinner is held annually in appreciation of the efforts of its many helpers that keep the club’s activities flowing smoothly. Each year one special volunteer is selected to be recognized and for the 2015 event this was John Radcliffe. John has been instrumental in developing and maintaining our USTA women’s…

Bob Pivec: making tennis fun

Bob Pivec with student Kim Schmuck. Photo taken by Al Wagner.

Rod Hayward The Cottonwood Tennis Club has a long history of helping its members to improve their tennis skills. It is members like Bob Pivec who make this possible; 60 years ago, he congregated with his eighth-grade classmates to hit tennis balls in the local public playground; a decade later, he was already pursuing his…

Clay Court tournament at IronOaks

IronOaks Tennis Club hosted another successful Fashion Show and Snow Bird Send Off on April 10. This annual event is held with Tennis Cabana providing the latest in tennis fashion. Pictured from left to right are John Radcliff, Drena Radcliff, Jeri Schulz, Dennis Lott, Judy Gahide and Paul Gahide.

Jenny Browne The Tennis Club at IronOaks Fitness and Racquet Club hosted another great event in March. The Clay Court Tournament brought out some of the best seen match-ups of the season. There were three divisions in the men’s doubles and two divisions for the women. Group One – Men: 1st Mario Dominguez and Tim…

Sun Lakes Tennis Club remembrance tournament

Winners of the Sun Lakes Tennis Club’s Remembrance Tournament

Jerry Vance April 4 was a great morning to hold the Remembrance Tournament at the Sun Lakes Tennis Club. Each year members gather to remember old friends past and present and enjoy each other’s company. Teams were divided into eight groups and the team who won the most games was the winner. Losers also won…

IronOaks Tennis Team is USTA National finalist

Pictured with their finalist banner are (left to right), Zev Yardeni, Gary Porter, Jim Utter, 
Ken Stanley (captain), Hal Davis, Jerry Rex, Randy McManus and Phil Messer

Ken Stanley Our USTA men’s 65 Plus 7.0 tennis team recently captured second place at the 2014 USTA League Nationals Tournament held at the Surprise Tennis Center. To qualify for Nationals, the team had to win their local USTA league and the Southwest Sectionals held last fall. At Nationals, the team defeated sectional winners from…

Sun Lakes Tennis Club hosts March madness

Winners Connie Buckley and Irwin Slown

Jerry Vance The Sun Lakes Tennis Club hosted the March Madness Tournament on March 21. A great time was had as two person teams competed to see who could win the most games in a timed format. Connie Buckley and Irwin Sloan were the winners with 23 games won in the time period. Low score…

Cottonwood Tennis Club picnic

Spencer Roberts, winner of the microphone-eating contest. Photo taken by John Langan

Rod Hayward With months of tournaments, league play and socials behind them, members of the Cottonwood Tennis Club gathered at Sisk Park March 21 to close another successful season and to bid Bon Voyage to their northerner friends, poised for the annual spring migration to cooler climates. The afternoon was filled with entertainment and skill…

Spring Fling banquet

Banquet planners Nancy and Jan

Jerry Vance The Sun Lakes Tennis Club held its annual Spring Fling Banquet on March 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Navajo Room at Sun Lakes Country club. A social at 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. was enjoyed by members. Jan McDonald and Nancy Boland planned a great evening and meal of roast…

Sun Lakes Tennis Club news

The 2015/2016 officers of the Sun Lakes Tennis Club

Faye Haynes, Publicity The election of officers for the Sun Lakes Tennis Club was held March 11 at the monthly business meeting. The new officers for 2015/2016 are Treasurer Paul Patterson, Vice President Dan Thorsen, President Mary Jane Robinson, Secretary Betty Dunn, Interclub Scheduler Denis White; Wayne Taylor will continue as tournament director. The hosts…

IronOaks Tennis Club

Jenny Browne, new Racquet Activities Coordinator

Denise Lott IronOaks Tennis Club welcomes Jenny Browne. Jenny will hold the position of Racquet Activities Coordinator. She is excited to build great relationships with the members by planning and promoting events, clinics and assisting with tournament organization. Please check the Fitness Center for her office hours. Tennis has been a large part of her…