IronOaks Tennis scene

Dick Harrold (left) accepts the Volunteer of the Year award from Tennis Club President Rick Kenny.

Dick Harrold (left) accepts the Volunteer of the Year award from Tennis Club President Rick Kenny.

Denise Landers Lott and Sandy Casale

Volunteer of the Year

Dick Harrold was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award by club President Rick Kenny. Dick was recognized for his work in communications for the group. Some of the areas in which he has helped include building and maintaining the IronOaks Tennis Club website, helping upgrade the telephone system, implementing the Chelsea reservation program and keeping membership informed through regular e-mail blasts

USTA Championships

The USTA Women’s 55 and Over 7.0 Championships were held in Surprise, Arizona, April 25-27. To get there, the team had to win their 2013 season, then win the District playoffs in September and win the Sectional playoffs in December 2013. Although the team did not make it to the semi-finals, they were very competitive against the best teams in the nation. Team members are Carmella Davin, Jeri Schulz, JoAnn Zapatka, Judy Gahide, Kay Wengert, Linda Carr, Patti Bain, Pat Davidson, Susan Stewart and Terri Vasquez.

There was also a Men’s 7.0 team at the Championships who had worked hard to achieve this placement. Their team included Ken Stanley, Greg Mather, Gary Porter, Phil Messer, Bill Corso, Terry Logan, Jim Utter, Art Baessler, Maurice Allen and Mel Terechenok.

Upcoming Events

During the evenings of June 16, 18 and 20 the club will host a Clay Court Tournament with Men’s and Women’s doubles competition, open to all Sun Lakers and SunBird. There is a free tennis clinic on June 18 at 6:00 p.m. Monthly summer membership fees for homeowners and non-IronOaks residents are available through September 30. For more information, call the Racquet Center front desk at 480-802-6853.