Tag: tennis

Tennis Turnover

Susie Anderson Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” I think our PebbleCreek Tennis Club President Ken Minichiello followed this advice well. Ken has been an agent of change for the last four years and his term will end in December. Ken’s four year term started a.ice…

Thankful members treasure tennis

Carol McKenna retires at the end of the year.

Susie Anderson Carol and her husband Jim moved from Thousand Oaks, California to PebbleCreek to be closer to their daughter and three grandchildren. She began playing tennis when she joined Thousand Oaks Racquet Club and was a member for many years. Carol only became a competitive player after moving to PebbleCreek and is now a…

Tennis lessons offered

Norma Whitley Have you ever considered learning how to play tennis or haven’t played in quite some time and would like to play again? The PebbleCreek Tennis Club will be offering Beginner Tennis Lessons on Monday afternoons in the fall instructed by a certified tennis professional. The class will be limited to six students at…

Tennis Club holds Swing into Fall Tournament/Social

Tennis club members Vikki Constable, Susie Anderson, Jerry Santy and Suzanne Schultz relax after a club mixer as Vikki and Suzanne show the knee surgeries that will get them back on the courts soon.

John Flynn The PebbleCreek Tennis Club had a great start to the season with the Swing into Fall tournament/social on September 23. The event was held under the stars (and court lights) as the warm weather evolves into Arizona’s beautiful autumn weather. Over 50 members enjoyed two hours of a tennis mixer followed by appetizers…

Tennis Club prepares for exciting fall

Susie Anderson “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome.” Arthur Ashe The tennis club members endured the heat and enjoyed our early morning July mixer. Tequila Sunrise was a treat with a tasty breakfast and social tennis. Two ladies even came to show off their new…

Tennis players will not submit to heat

Tennis Club members held a Tequila Sunrise event in July with brunch and cold drinks.

Jill Santy Despite the heat of the Arizona summer, PebbleCreek tennis players refuse to give in to the scorching temperatures! By mid-July we had 50 plus days over 100 and more than half of those days were over 110! Add in the court temperatures and those of us who stay here in the summer are…

Tennis In July – Wimbledon or PebbleCreek?

Congratulations go out to our PebbleCreek Hotshots! The PebbleCreek Hot Shots 4.0 men’s senior valley team beat Trilogy eight sets to one for the championship on March 20, 2017. Left to right: Craig Hauger, Dan Schimmelpfennig, Dave Bee, Dave Henry, Dave Kersey, Jim Lewis, Marty Farrell and Randy Planck; not pictured, Richard Margison

Susie Anderson Last month we had tennis under the stars on Friday evening, June 9. As the temperatures were just starting to dip below 100 degrees, 30 hearty tennis players filled the Tuscany Falls courts for an evening of social tennis followed by icy cold drinks and a nacho bar. Despite the daytime temperatures, the…

Tennis Club: Focus on Flynn

Left to right: Richard Tighe, Donna Gillen, Jeff Gillen, Tori Benz-Hillstrom, Linda Hussey, Tom Buck, Bev Buck, and Bill Hussey

Susie Anderson We tennis players of PebbleCreek would be lost if it were not for the guidance and talents of our tournament director. John schedules tournaments and socials, hosts inter club tournaments, runs drills and rating sessions and all the details involved. I interviewed him to see how he does it so smoothly and as…

Champions Again!

Lynne Carlyle For the fourth year in a row, the PebbleCreek ladies 4.0 tennis team, Racquettes, placed first in the West Valley Senior Tennis League. This year’s commanding win boasts a record of 32 wins with only four losses. Six participant teams from the Surprise area, along with PebbleCreek, played a highly competitive double round…

Eat – Sleep – Tennis – Repeat

Winners of Doubles or Nothing Tournament: Level A - Troney Hutchins and Melodie Boyer; Level B - Doug Stansfield and Lorinne Banister; Level C - Dennis and Norma Whitley

Susie Anderson March was a busy month with the start of lessons with JR and drills with John and the Doubles or Nothing Tournament and the Shamrock Social. In April we hosted the Many Happy Returns tennis mixer and the interclub social with Sun City West. We are so grateful for all the work John…