Tag: tennis

Thank You to Our Tennis Club Boards

Donna Gillen Only one more month before I go on to other endeavors within the Tennis Club—it has been wonderful. Our tennis board brings so much passion and guardianship to our club. The two presidents I have worked under have led with different styles, but with a drive to elevate the club each year. Michael…

Poker Tennis

Donna Gillen Who ever thought you could lose your tennis game and still be a winner? Well, Vikki Constable, tournament director for the tennis club, came up with a winner of an event: “Poker Tennis.” The concept was simple: win or lose, you get a playing card. At the end of the five sets of…

Tennis at PebbleCreek

Donna Gillen Excitement is brewing on the courts as we “fall” into autumn. Our Tournament Director, Vikki Constable, and our Social Director, Sharon Connors, have been busy this summer planning events to kick off the next season of activities and adventures for our members. First in the lineup is the return of the Welcome Back…

Cool Times at the Oasis Pool

Donna Gillen The sunset at the Oasis Pool Ramada on Aug. 2 was remarkably beautiful. The temperatures may have been toasty that evening, but the breeze flowing through the Ramada made for a very pleasant dinner and social time for the PebbleCreek Tennis Club. Club members brought items to grill, a dish to pass, and lots…

The Amigos—a Tennis Tradition

Donna Gillen Charlie Reinert has been leading the Amigos tennis group for several years. He shared with me the beginnings of this amazing group of dedicated he-man tennis players. The group started in 2011 organized by Ray Catalan, Steve Owens, Will Smith, Tom Reed, and Charlie. The group slowly grew in players and brought a…

Tennis Is in Full Swing

Donna Gillen The lazy days of summer may be a phrase, but it doesn’t apply to the tennis courts. There are many activities still running strong, just maybe a little earlier in the day or later in the evening. If you are looking for some great mind and body exercises, look no further. Here’s a…

Tennis Club in 3D—Dan Schimmelpfennig

Donna Gillen Soft spoken and humble: our third model of strong leaders in our tennis club is Dan Schimmelpfennig. The first time you meet Dan you see the calming gentleness of his demeanor. He is a man who leads by example and is unafraid to show his faith. Dan started playing tennis in his 20s.…

Randy’s Rowdy Rascals Tennis Tournament 2023

Donna Gillen Imagine being at the symphony. The first note you hear is from Mahler’s Symphony No. 5; the trumpets blast with a powerful force! That is the experience this writer had watching the third Randy’s Rowdy Rascals Tournament. The first serve was a powerhouse, yet the return was just as powerful and with the gracefulness…

2023 Mixed Doubles Championship Tournament

Donna Gillen The PebbleCreek Tennis Club held their annual mixed doubles championship tournament on March 23, coordinated by our tournament director Vikki Constable. This event brings out the best of the best tennis players to compete for the honor of having their name engraved on the plaque in the Tennis Hut. Only the top players…

Tennis Club in 3D—Doug Stansfield

Donna Gillen Doug Stansfield is truly a tireless giver. He has been our court administrator for several years now. He quietly ensures that all events are scheduled properly and without a hitch. He monitors all use of the courts, double checking the time limits as well as the proper courts usage for the ball machine.…