Tag: tennis

A November to Be Grateful on and off the Courts

Donna Gillen ’Tis the season to give of ourselves to help others in need. The PebbleCreek Tennis Club will once again hold their St. Mary’s Food Drive starting Nov. 1, culminating with our Men’s and Women’s Tournament on Nov. 19. Last year the club made a generous donation of canned goods to the food bank.…

Tennis, Brain Activity, and Memory Loss

Donna Gillen Recently a book was published titled Put Your Brain First. I was sent a copy of the first published draft a few months ago by my college roommate, Alison Kal. The book is an easy read but has many very interesting studies about brain health and our physical activities. This article will briefly…

Hot Shots on the Courts!

Donna Gillen With summer winding down, let’s take a look back at some days in July when we never thought the heat would end. In order to play, our court times needed to start very early, our clothing was very light and flowing, ice was abundant, and our drink bottles overflowed with cool refreshment. We…

Summer’s in Swing for Tennis!

Donna Gillen The dog days of summer are upon us. Fortunately, we have had some nice monsoons and, as of this writing, seasonal temperatures. For those of us who have braved staying here in PebbleCreek these months take note—there are still many things to do here. At the Eagle’s Nest courts, there is Men’s Drop-In…

A Shout Out to Our Nonagenarian Tennis Players!

Donna Gillen Nonagenarian: A person between the ages of 90-99. It was with awe to discover that here in PebbleCreek there are 90+-year-olds still actively playing tennis. Upon interviewing each of these amazing men, it was deemed important to recognize their astounding achievements. Our youngest is George Bohl, a mere 91 years young. He started…

Tennis Memories by Incognito Octogenarians

Donna Gillen Last month we named many of our seasoned tennis players in PebbleCreek (PC). This month we will highlight those still actively playing, but would like to add their memories and words of wisdom to those who still have the courage and drive to keep active here in our community, but not share their…

Men’s Tennis Championship Served Up Talent and Prizes

Donna Gillen Three days in April, that’s all they needed! The atmosphere, as well as the courts, were filled with the excitement of the best and brightest male tennis players vying for cash prizes. It’s been three years since Randy’s Rowdy Rascals Tennis Tournament occurred, and those three days were phenomenal. The men were ready…

Alley Girls Make Their Mark in Season One

Donna Gillen With all the new growth in PebbleCreek (PC), several women in the tennis club felt there was a need for another 4.0 women’s team to provide competitive opportunities for new, talented players who are moving here. We are happy to report that this new team had a great first year in the West…

Hit Men Tennis Team

Norma Whitley On a perfect evening, the PebbleCreek Hit Men tennis team held their end-of-season party at the Oasis Pool. Team members enjoyed a competitive season of tennis with other 55+ communities in the West Valley.

PebbleCreek Tennis: Mixed Doubles 2022 Championship Tournament

Donna Gillen On March 12, the PC Tennis Club had an exciting morning by which the best of the best competed in our annual tennis championship tourney, coordinated by tournament director Aquine Jackson. This event took place on a gorgeous and dazzling Saturday morning. There were sixteen participants in the tournament, with two categories, “A”…