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SunBird Tennis Club News

Jenifer Walden We all gathered together on Feb. 17 on the clubhouse patio to join two of our longtime members and dear friends, Hal Reimer and Ivan Shaffer, celebrate their 90th birthdays! Both fellows are respected veterans and seasoned SunBird Tennis Club members. We’ve all enjoyed our time with them on and off the courts…

2019 Cottonwood Tennis Club Season Ends with Two Events

Penny Petersen Two events closed out the 2019 tennis year for Cottonwood Tennis Club. The Triple T (TTT) closed tournament was held Dec. 4 through Dec. 7. The SunBird/Springfield Social took place Dec. 14. The Triple T (Team Tennis Tournament) pitted four “teams” against each other. Players signed up individually, and then the four team…

Tennis Club Prepares for an Exciting Season

Jenifer Walden We have kicked off the new year with some fabulous tennis tournaments with other clubs and our in-house league play. On Jan. 4, we played our friends at Sun Lakes and enjoyed some social tennis and a scrumptious lunch. Thank you, Sun Lakes, for a great day! Score? SunBird 20, Sun Lakes 8.…

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…