Tag: tennis

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.”…

Tennis Club News

Jerry Vance Well, we are winning the battle against COVID. Most of our tennis players fit into the over-65 category and have all gotten their shots. Oh yes, and the club is playing tennis every week at the Sun Lakes tennis courts. We start every Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning at 9 a.m. We will…

Sun Lakes Tennis Club

Jerry Vance We are still on hold with COVID-19; can’t believe it is almost one year. The Sun Lakes Tennis Club is still playing tennis though. Each Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning, you will find members playing at the courts. There are no meetings or tournaments to enjoy, but we have a good time with…

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…

Free Tennis Clinics Started Again in Cottonwood

Penny Petersen Free tennis clinics in Cottonwood were a regular, weekly, event for years until COVID-19. All clinics were canceled in September for the first time ever. Now they have begun once again. In previous years, the clinics took place two nights a week. Now the clinics are only offered on Monday evenings at 7…

Tennis Tips and Events

Lob forehand

Coach Kwong The three primary shots in tennis are serve, groundstroke, and volley. Another underutilized shot is a lob. Many players don’t consider this shot when in play. A lob is a high arching shot best used when your opponent is at the net or when you are running out wide or going back toward…

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…