Welcome to the SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association

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Overview

The SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association (SBRTA) was founded in late 2011. The purpose of SBR Tennis is to stimulate and maintain interest in tennis at SaddleBrooke Ranch; to promote good fellowship and sportsmanship among the members; and to enhance the social and recreational lives of SaddleBrooke Ranch property owners and their guests. All levels of skill are accommodated. Additional activities are planned to enhance the tennis experience at SBR. These activities include exhibition tennis, clinics, group or private lessons, mixed doubles, round robin tournaments and socials.

Organized Play Sessions

Members, get access to Sessions details and make Reservations using the Session Manager application. Log in at Members' Corner.

Click the Day title to view reservations for that day.

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Mon 10:00-12:00 All 0.0-5.0 Development Clinic, Cts 3, 4
(Courts 3, 4)

Mon 10:00-12:00 Women 3.0-5.0 Dbls, Ct 1
(Court 1)

Mon 12:00-14:00 Men 2.0-3.0 Dbls, Cts 1, 2
(Courts 1, 2)

Mon 16:00-18:00 Mixed 0.0-5.0 Dbls, Cts 1-4
(Courts 1-4)

TUESDAY

Tue 10:00-12:00 Men 3.0 Dbls, Ct 3
(Court 3)

Tue 10:00-12:00 Men 3.5-5.0 Dbls, Cts 1, 2
(Courts 1, 2)

WEDNESDAY

Wed 10:00-12:00 Women 1.5-2.5 Dbls, Cts 1, 2
(Courts 1, 2)

Wed 10:00-12:00 Mixed 3.0-5.0 Dbls, Cts 3, 4
(Courts 3, 4)

Wed 16:00-18:00 Mixed 0.0-5.0 Dbls, Cts 1-4
(Courts 1-4)

THURSDAY

Thu 10:00-12:00 Women 3.0-5.0 Dbls, Cts 1, 2
(Courts 1, 2)

Thu 10:00-12:00 Men 3.5-5.0 Dbls, Cts 3, 4
(Courts 3, 4)

FRIDAY

Fri 10:00-12:00 Mixed 0.0-5.0 Dbls, Cts 1-3
(Courts 1-3)

Fri 10:00-12:00 Men 3.0-5.0 Dbls, Ct 4
(Court 4)

SATURDAY

Sat 10:00-12:00 Men2.0-3.0 Dbls, Ct 1
(Court 1)

Sat 10:00-12:00 Women 3.0-5.0 Dbls, Ct 2
(Court 2)

Sat 10:00-12:00 Men 3.5-5.0 Dbls, Cts 3, 4
(Courts 3, 4)

Sat 13:00-15:00 Women 0.0-5.0 Dbls, Cts 1, 2
(Courts 1, 2)

Become a Member

SBRTA Membership Information

Membership shall be open to all SBR homeowners, residents, renters and guests meeting the requirements of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Homeowner's Association. Membership shall be maintained providing yearly dues are paid and there are no issues from other players regarding court behavior.

Annual Dues

Annual SBRTA membership dues are $25/year, and are payable by January 31st. Checks should be made out to the SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Association, and given to the SBRTA Treasurer.

Organization

Welcome To Our Association

We are an association operated in accordance with bylaws independent of the SaddleBrooke Ranch HOA. The bylaws set forth the authority and limitations of our association, specify how we are organized, membership eligibility, Officer positions and their duties, how elections are conducted, financial management and reporting, meetings and other matters.

Refer to the bylaws located in our File Cabinet for details.

Mission of the SBRTA

The SBRTA's mission is to provide our members with tennis activities, social events and a variety of programs which are designed to encourage participation for all skill levels. SBRTA will provide an active program of tennis by organizing men's, women's and mixed play on a weekly basis.

Other activities shall include clinics, exhibitions, tournaments and social events.

Rules and Etiquette

SBRTA will adhere to the rules and regulations of the SBR HOA.

SBRTA shall not be conducted nor operated for profit, and dues or donations shall not benefit any member or individual except for expenses and authorized contracts as directed and approved by the SBRTA officers.

So that all SBRTA members may enjoy participation in tennis activities, members must exhibit conduct that will ensure fellowship, sportsmanship and protection of tennis facilities. The tennis courts may be used for tennis play only. Skate-boarding, roller skating, biking or other activities are not allowed on the courts.

SBRTA Officers

President: Steve Ordahl
Vice President: Wes Hurst
Secretary: Sandy Schlager
Treasurer: Elmer Klavetter
Special Events:
Membership: Beena Ordahl

Operation

Scheduling Tennis Courts

All tennis players can reserve a court in advance by contacting the SBR Fitness Center (520-818-6018). SBRTA members may reserve courts up to 2 weeks in advance.

Organized play takes precedence over casual play. All casual play is limited to 2 hours.

Unreserved courts may be used by walk-on players after checking in at the SBR Fitness Center for court assignment.

Guests Can Play Too

If you are a guest in our community and would like to play some tennis with the club, visit our Contact page to contact us and learn about the opportunities to play.

Communications

SBRTA News


News (Click for All)


11 Jan 2018 12:32
SBRTA Membership Dues 
A friendly reminder to anyone who has missed the January 1st. deadline for payment of 2018 dues to do so by January 31, 2018. Please remit your payment NOW before your name is removed from the club roster. You won't want to miss out on all org ... read RSS feed item

27 Dec 2017 11:38
Organized Play Time Change Begins January 1st. 
Effective January 1, 2018, the organized tennis sessions will begin one hour later. For example, sessions now beginning at 9:00 A.M. will begin at 10:00 A.M. However, the mixed doubles sessions scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:00 P.M. will R ... read RSS feed item

05 Dec 2017 13:59
New Organized Mixed Doubles Session 
A new organized play session has been added for mixed doubles. It will meet on Wednesdays from 4-6PM at courts 3 and 4. Beginning date is December 6, 2017. Sign up and check it out! See you on the courts.

05 Dec 2017 13:50
SBRTA Rating Clinic 
The first 2018 club paid rating session will be held February 12 with the backup day being February 15.
We will use courts 3 and 4.
Please plan other events with these dates in mind.

If interested, please contact Dean Alfrey at deanalfrey@gmail. ... read RSS feed item

17 Jul 2017 12:47
2017 Steiness Tennis Festival October 20th. and 21st. 
SAVE THE DATE.
The annual Steiness Festival is in the planning stages and is scheduled to be held on October 20th. and 21st. The team captains have been selected and teams will be formed at the quarterly members meeting on September 15, 2017. Th ... read RSS feed item

10 Jun 2017 13:45
New Tennis Courts to Open June 12, 2017 
At long last our new tennis courts will open for play on June 12, 2017. Several new scheduled sessions have been added. Sessions are scheduled by court as well as date, time and level. Please check our website as all changes have now been loaded a ... read RSS feed item

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SBRTA Meetings


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Event: Jan 26, 2018, 3:00pm
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP QUARTERLY MEETING 
The quarterly general membership meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 26, 2018 in the La Mesa Room. The meeting will begin at 3:00 P.M. Among the agenda items is the proposed budget for 2018.

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Event: Jan 09, 2018, 3:30pm
SBRTA Board Meeting 
The first board meeting of 2018 will be held at LaHacienda from 3:30 - 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, January 9th. Members are invited to attend.

Event: Jan 09, 2018
SBRTA Board Meeting Minutes January 9, 2018 
Attendance: Steve Ordahl, Wes Hurst, Sandy Schlager, Lutz Pape, Been Ordahl, Carol Mihal
Other members in attendance: Sue Cook, Susan Pharr, Donna Scott, Terry Zimmerman

The meeting was called to order at 3:29 P.M. by president Steve Ordahl.

1. Review of finances and proposed budget for 20 ... read RSS feed item

Event: Nov 30, 2017, 2:00pm
Date Change for the Quarterly General Membership Meeting 
Please note and remember that the SBRTA quarterly meeting has been changed to Friday, November 30, 2017, at La Hacienda beginning at 2:00 P.M. The agenda remains as previously published.

Event: Nov 30, 2017
SBRTA Quarterly General Membership Meeting Minutes 
SBRTA Quarterly General Membership Meeting Minutes
November 30, 2017

Board Members Present: Steve Ordahl, Wes Hurst, Sandy Schlager, Beena Ordahl
Members Present: Please refer to the attached attendance sheets

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Steve Ordahl, president, at 2 ... read RSS feed item

Event: Nov 17, 2017, 3:00pm
November 17, 2017, General Membership Quarterly Meeting Agenda 
ATTENTION MEMBERS: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 30TH.
THE AGENDA REMAINS THE SAME.

The SBRTA quarterly membership meeting will be held on November 17, 2017, at La Hacienda. The meeting will begin at 3:00 P.M.

The AGENDA follows:
1. Call to order ... read RSS feed item

Event: Nov 17, 2017, 3:00pm
SBRTA Quarterly General Membership Meeting 
THIS MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 30, 2017. AGENDA REMAINS THE SAME.

The SBRTA quarterly meeting for the general membership is scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2017, at 3:00 P.M. at La Hacienda.
Items on the agenda include election of officers, review of the recent Steiness Tennis ... read RSS feed item

Event: Sep 15, 2017, 3:01pm
SBRTA QUARTERLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES September 15, 2017 
SBRTA QUARTERLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES
September 15, 2017

Board Members Present: Wes Hurst, Sandy Schlager, Beena Ordahl, Anita Zimmermann, Terry
Zimmerman
Members Present: Please refer to the attached attendance sheets

I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Wes Hu ... read RSS feed item

Event: Sep 15, 2017, 3:00pm
General Membership Quarterly Meeting 
The SBRTA will hold its quarterly meeting on Friday, September 15, 2017. The meeting will be held at La Hacienda starting at 3:00 P.M.
The agenda includes:
1. Call to order
2. Introduction of new members/guests
3. Announcements
4. Approval of April Quarterly Membership Meeting minu ... read RSS feed item

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SBRTA Events


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Event: Jan 21, 2018
Club Expo 
The Membership Committee is looking for a few good people to help out with the Club Expo by showcasing the SBRTA. We will have a card sized table in the clubhouse on January 21st. (time TBA). Please contact Beena Ordahl, membership chairperson, at beenao24@gmail.com if you’re willing and able to help. Thanks for considering this opportunity to help your tennis club.

Event: Feb 12, 2018
TENNIS RATING SESSION 
The SBRTA sponsored Tennis Rating Session is scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2018. This rating is paid for by the club and will not be repeated until next fall.

If you have not been rated or wish to improve your rating, please sign up by notifying Dean Alfrey via email: deanalfrey@gmail.com.

Sign up deadline is January 27th.

Event: Feb 12, 2018
Rating Session Scheduled 
The SBRTA will hold a Tennis ratings session Monday February 12th. with a backup for bad weather of Feb 15th. This will be at no charge to the persons being rated. If you do not currently have a rating or would like to try for a rating change, please send an email to Dean Alfrey, deanalfrey@gmail.com.
Deadline for signup is January 27.
ALSO, we will need players with existing ratings to play with the candidates during their 30 minute play evaluation. Please volunteer to help your fellow members achieve their desired rating by emailing Dean Alfrey.

Remember to mark your calendar.

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Past Events (Click for All)


Event: Oct 20, 2017, 8:00am — Oct 21, 2017
Annual Steiness Tennis Festival 
You are invited to the annual Steiness Tennis Festival to be held on Friday, October 20th. and Saturday, October 21st. here at SaddleBrooke Ranch. The tournament commences at 8:00 A.M. and will continue to approximately 4:00 P.M. each day. Participant play times and court assignments will be poste ... read RSS feed item

Event: Sep 20, 2017
SBRTA Election of Officers Candidate Statements 
CANDIDATE STATEMENTS RE SBRTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

The vote for 2018 officers will take place at the General Membership Meeting in November. The exact date is to be determined.

I. President: Steve Ordahl
A brief statement of my qualifications follows:
We have owned a home ... read RSS feed item

Event: Aug 21, 2017, 7:00am
SBRTA Rating Sessions Scheduled for August 
Arrangements have been made with Chris Madsen, a certified tennis pro, to conduct another ratings session for for members. It will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017, starting at 7:00 A.M. The length of the session will depend on the number of players who sign up. Chris will conduct a 1/2 hour ski ... read RSS feed item

Event: Aug 14, 2017, 7:00am
August Chalk Talk: Topspin, Progressive Drills 
In July, in conjunction with the Monday morning developmental clinic, we discussed an overview of topspin. Because it takes some of us more than one session to master such a skill, we are having a second clinic on Monday morning, August 14th, again in conjunction with the developmental clinic. We ... read RSS feed item

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Resources

BEGINNERS CLINICS are provided to all SBR residents, at no cost whatsoever.

US Tennis Association
USTA: Improve Your Game

"All Things" Tennis:
Tennis.com
Tennis.com: Instruction

Tips, Instruction, Drills: TennisResources

Local Schedules and Events: Arizona Tennis Association

ESPN Tennis

The Tennis Channel

From tennis.isport.com:
How to Warm Up for a Tennis Match
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