Tag: tennis

New Sports Courts a Smash Hit

Robyn Blosh We love the SunBird sports courts and our new pickleball nets on rollers. SunBird’s freshly-painted blue courts with white lines for tennis and light blue lines for pickleball play are awesome. If you haven’t seen the sports courts, go out and take a look! Better yet, come out to play. They look good…

Bradshaw Tournament Brings Local Clubs Together

Players and spectators stand in line for lunch served by volunteers.

Penny Petersen The Bradshaw Tennis Tournament, recently held on the Cottonwood courts, brought four local tennis clubs together to compete in one place. Not only did the 132 competitors enjoy the experience of playing against teams they normally don’t play, the competition also drew many spectators from the Cottonwood, Oakwood, Sun Lakes Country Club, and…

Courtside with the SunBird Tennis Club

Jenifer Walden We had a great time hosting our tennis buddies from Robson Ranch on Nov. 9. Barb Wallace and Pam Tiffany coordinated the scrumptious sloppy joe luncheon for this event. Thanks, girls! And kudos to all who volunteered their time and efforts to make this such a successful competition. We are hosting another event…

Free lessons start at Cottonwood tennis courts

Penny Petersen The first free lessons of the season began Oct. 21, with 16 people attending, including two who hadn’t touched a racket in years. But the classes are not only for beginners. Many intermediate and higher players attend in order to work on a specific skill like serving, backhand, or overhead shots. Players learn…

SunBird Sports Courts Ribbon Cutting

A great time was had by the Pickleball and Tennis Clubs on the morning of Oct. 4. The new courts were officially “opened up for play” by Christine Terechenok, president of the Tennis Club, and Marianna Buescher, president of the Pickleball Club. Layne Varney was the amazing emcee. Donuts and coffee were shared as people…

Bradshaw Tennis – The biggest tournament in Sun Lakes

Lots of planning goes into the Bradshaw Tournament. Shown holding the banner are Len Vogelaar, Jerry Higgins, Judy Grefsheim, Al Wagner (past co-chairman), Linda Vogelaar, and CTC President Mary Ann Rice.

Penny Petersen The Bradshaw Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the Cottonwood Tennis Club, will take place Monday, Nov. 11, through Saturday, Nov. 16. The Bradshaw is the largest and most exciting tournament of the year for both participants and spectators. Entry is open to all Robson communities in the area, and all the Cottonwood courts are used for…

Refurbished sports courts now open for play

Jen Walden On Friday, Oct. 4, some of the members of the Tennis and Pickleball Clubs celebrated the opening of our newly-refurbished sport courts with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, donuts, coffee, and games. It was a huge success, and may I say, the courts are beautiful! Many thanks to our SunBird HOA! Our organized league play will…

What’s happening on the sports courts this fall!

Marianna Buescher The SunBird sports courts will be open and ready for play by Oct. 1! To celebrate our fresh, new look, the Tennis and Pickleball Clubs are partnering to host an event that is open to all of SunBird. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 16, for a day of fun that will include quick lessons, open…

New concrete on courts 1 and 2

Jenifer Walden Summer is almost over, and the fall tennis season will soon begin. We’re ready for all our club members to return for the season! It has been hot these past three months, but some of our men players have been sticking it out and playing Tuesday and Friday mornings. Go Guys! Our first…

New courts are coming!

Jenifer Walden Good news! General Acrylics is the company that has been awarded the contract to resurface sports courts 1 and 2. This is the same company that did such a great job constructing courts 3 and 4 a few years ago. Demolition will begin in July and should be completed by the end of…