SunBird Tennis Club’s February Newsletter

President John Schlenker and his wife Irene

Christmas elves: Dianna Wreford, Jeanne Anderson, and Barb Wallace

Jen Walden

The fun on the courts continues through the winter season for the Tennis Club.

We played in a couple of social tournaments in January, and this month we will be smashing that little yellow ball back to Sun Lakes on Feb. 5, and at Springfield on Feb. 26. Be sure to sign up to play if you haven’t already done so!

We all enjoyed a great Christmas party in December in the Lakeview Room. The wonderful dinner was catered by the super crew from the Horizon Room. Our president and his wife, John and Irene Schlenker, surprised us with lots of fun entertainment, holiday gifts, and a rousing Christmas carol sing-a-long. We had a wonderful and festive time. Thank you, John and Irene!

Our winter weekly club schedule is below:

Monday: Ladies Doubles, 8:30 to 10 a.m., coordinator Barb Hall

Monday: Men’s Doubles, 10 a.m. to noon, coordinator Gil Gilliland

Tuesday: Men’s Doubles, 9 to 11 a.m., coordinator Jack Barber

Wednesday: Mixed Doubles, 10 a.m. to noon, coordinator Dianna Wreford

Thursday: Ladies Doubles, 9 to 11 a.m., coordinator Joan Boyle

Friday: Mixed Doubles, 9 to 11 a.m. (courts 1 and 2), coordinator John Schlenker

There is a current court schedule posted on the tennis board at the courts, detailing both tennis and pickleball assigned times. Tennis sign-up sheets are posted on the tennis board at the sports courts for some of our scheduled tennis activities, or you may email the coordinators directly. You will find contact information for our members on our Member List.

If you are playing as a homeowner or resident (not part of the SunBird Tennis Club), please reserve your desired court times on the available slots on the court reservation sheets.

Your tennis tip for February:

Hit & Recover! So many players will hit a ball, then watch the ball and compliment themselves on the shot. From now on, you must hit and recover. Watch the pros! It actually looks like they are recovering in the middle of their hit. But you don’t need to go to that extreme! Just hit, finish, and get back into position.

If you are interested in joining our SunBird Tennis Club, please contact our president John Schlenker at 847-525-7648.

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. in the Lakeview Room.

Have fun and play well!