Tag: tennis

Upcoming Events for the PebbleCreek Tennis Club

Donna Gillen The Welcome Back Social is scheduled for Sept. 25. This is purely a social to meet and greet each other and catch up. Check the PebbleCreek Tennis Club website to sign up and for more information. Our annual Oktoberfest tennis and social gathering will be on Oct. 23. Date Night will resume in early…

Tennis: Courts and Equipment

Donna Gillen Summer is almost over here in PebbleCreek. Maybe it’s time to review equipment, safety, and court composition for tennis lovers and those interested in the world of tennis. This article will briefly explain proper equipment needs to make your game better, or easier, and the types of courts used world-wide. The French Open…

Tennis and Jerry Santy

Donna Gillen One of PebbleCreek Tennis Club’s (PCTC) most notable members is Jerry Santy. He was, and still is, very active and also has the honor of being a past president. His warm, endearing, and funny personality led to many improvements for the tennis club. Jerry and his wife, Jill, came here from Palm Springs in…

Summer Tennis in PebbleCreek

Donna Gillen Summer is here, and tennis is still going strong for those of us who do not escape from the Arizona heat for cooler climates. Though we start a little earlier, or play after dark, we are still very active on the courts. Sometimes, summertime can be the best time to play. During the…

Tennis Club Racquettes Are Finalists!

Schedules make it challenging to gather the 15-member team together. Pictured far left to right: Sande Nielson, Marty McAllister, Lynne Carlyle, Debbie Sayre, Barbara Camozzi, and Debbie Welsh

Debbie Welsh The Racquettes 4.0 ladies’ tennis team plays in the West Valley Women’s Tennis League. The 4.0 senior league 50+ division comprises eight competing teams, which includes the Sun City communities, Happy Trails, Trilogy, Corta Bella, and Westbrooke. The Racquettes ended the 2020-21 competitive season as the finalist in second place. Indeed, this was a…

Women’s Tennis Team Passion Wins WITL B3 Division

Passion’s team members, kneeling (left to right): Joan Patchin and Lynne Carlyle; second row: Vikki Constable, Karyn Swinford, Cindy Henry, Barbara Camozzi, Pat Owens, and Pat Ingalls; back row: Lorinne Banister, Kathy Carver, Cooky O’Brien, and Debbie Welsh; missing from picture: Myrna Bodner, Brenda Cook, Sara Foster, Karen Kattar, and Jill Santy

Vikki Constable If you were fortunate to have strolled by Tuscany Falls tennis courts 9, 10, and 11 on April 20, from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., you would have seen six women playing for PebbleCreek. They fought hard to retain first place in the Women’s InterClub Tennis League (WITL) B3 Division against defender and third place…

Tennis Club Holds Date Night

Donna Gillen On April 25, 21 players got together to play tennis for the PebbleCreek Tennis Club’s second date night of the year. It was a windy and unseasonably warm afternoon, and the tennis rackets were on fire with ace serves, fierce backspin returns, and lots of cross court action. However, the best part of the…

PebbleCreek Tennis Roadrunners Team

Roadrunners 2021 team. Front (left to right): Carol Hoffos, Sally Ward, Shelley Bain (co-captain), Kathleen Tyryfter, Vicki Shaner, Jean Bee, and Mary Zanella. Back: Karen Ludwig (luncheon hostess), Kay Skripka, Jo Werner (captain), and Randy Rosenbush. Missing from picture: Norma Whitley (photographer), Linda Post, Roxanne Forrest, Cathy Lopez, Jan Frens, Michelle Moskos, and Pam Wallace

Norma Whitley It was an exciting and fun season for the PebbleCreek Roadrunners tennis team. The Roadrunners are one of many teams in the Women’s Interclub Tennis League (WITL). The teams play throughout the valley each week from the end of September through mid-April. Tennis play between teams is on a reciprocating basis, so when…

Date Night Returns!

Roxanne and Gary Forrest enjoying time playing with Dennis and Norma Whitley

Donna Gillen Date night has returned to the PebbleCreek Tennis Club! On March 28, 16 players enjoyed a late afternoon of couples tennis. All had a very exhilarating time. The date nights are hosted by Jill and Jerry Santy. There will be one more date night in April, and it will be returning in the…

Swing into Spring!

Clarita Tom preparing to serve.

Donna Gillen After over a year of contemplating how to serve the members of the PebbleCreek Tennis Club (PCTC) in a fun yet safe manner, our tournaments director, Aquine Jackson, prepared a round-robin tournament for members on March 25. The tournament took much proactive thinking by Aquine, and the results were awesome. The participants expressed their…