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June 2012—

SPORTS 65 From the Sidelines at IronOaks Tennis Club

The IronOaks Super Senior Women’s Team, winning the USTA 7.0 National Championship include, left to right: Judith Lamers, Randi Rex, Sharon Lee Feltus, Bobi McManus, Jeri Schulz, Lola Bernadelli, Sue Garretson, John Radcliffe (Captain), Drena Radcliffe and Joan Anderson.

Mary Lombardi Kenny Hot off USTA’s national press:

IronOaks Women 7.0 Super Senior team wins BIG! Team members are now USTA National Champions after winning their round robin fl ight matches in hard fought battles against Northern California (2-1), Southern (2-1), Northern (3-0) and went on to the Championship rounds to win the semi-fi nal match against Carribean (3-0) and fi nals against New England (3-0). We are very proud of each of the players and their amazing achievement. Congratulations to all! In local USTA news, our IronOaks

Men’s 3.5 Senior team, captained by Ken Stanley, beat teams from Southern New Mexico (3-0), Tucson (3-0) and El Paso (2-1) to win the Southwest Sectionals

Championship. The team earned the right to represent the Southwest Section at the Nationals in Indian Wells, CA, in October. Congratulations, men and good luck moving forward! There will be plenty of competitive played

tennis at IronOaks throughout

the summer. First up will be the Summer Men’s and Women’s Doubles Clay Court Tournament on June 18, 20, and 22, 6:00- 9:00 p.m.

If you are a member of any

Sun Lakes tennis club, including SunBird, you are invited to participate. Check out the notice on the IronOaks patio bulletin board for more details and sign up by June 12 at 5:00 p.m. to join in the competition and have some fun! Not interested in competing during the summer? Then come out to cheer on your favorite players.

PVMGA playday results

Dick Nelsen Publicity April 1 did not exist this year. Instead

we had March 32 so we could get the fi nal results in for the Member Guest tournament. That makes this month shorter, and the fi rst event was on April 7 and the game was 1 gross and 1 net BB. In fi rst place with a score of 110 was the team of Lowell Kuenzi, Bob Starkloff, Marcel Grossmann and Budd Livingston. There was a tie for second, two teams with a score of 113. Dave Florence, Wes Davis, Bud Johns and Larry Chidester plus the team of Dick Howell, Craig Currie, Gary Zahnow and Ed Bock. In the PM same game and in fi rst was the team of Glen Harry, Phil Walter, Norm Parisien and Blind Draw with a score of 113 and in second with 115 the team of Bob Visser, Ron Bowcut, Jeff Martin and Don Biagio. Select-A- Drive was the game on

April 14 in the morning the winners with a score of 85 were Bill Ryan, Dan Eisenzimmer,

Jeff Martin

and Chuck Machutas. In second with a score of 87 were Jim Gillispie, Dwight Snyder, Barry Mostovoy and Wally Cornelius. Third place honors went to the team of Tony Hames, Jack Fitzsimmons, Sid Cook and James Jones with a score of 89. The winners in the afternoon were Jack Hall, Bill Saxton, Bob Forde and Don Biagio with a score of 90. On April 21 the second

round of the Home and Home with SunBird was completed at Palo Verde, and the winners with a two-day score of 197 the team of Gene Finney and Larry Chidester from PV and John Kane and Bob Smith from SB. In second place with 198,

from PV Gary

Zahnow and Emmet Baack and from SB Mike Malta and John Brockish. The third place teams tied with a score of 200, Bill Skrei and Paul Koehler from PV and Chuck

Nasett and Dale Dean from SB, also Ron Crabtree and Bob Mansfi eld from PV and from SB Dave White and John Walker. President Barry Mostovoy held a brief

PVMGA meeting at the luncheon, and the changes to the Constitution were voted on and passed by the members. Dick Baker announced to all participants that the Annual Fun Day will be held on Saturday morning on May 5. He invited players from SunBird to join us for this charity event. All revenue will be paid to the Posse this year. The PM group played 2 net BB and in fi rst place with a 95 the team of Bud Johns, Glen Harry, Ron Bowcut and Harry Martin


in second with a 96 the team of Bill Saxton, Jerry

Caldwell, Wally Cornelius and

Jerry Lynne. On April 28 the CottonVerde

tournament resulted in a tie for fi rst place with a score of 106 the teams of Norm Elberry, Larry Cook, Jim Stelzer and Russ Morgan and the team of Rick Ricketts, Charlie Healy,

Dale Collings

and Phil Lucas. In third place with a 109 were Tom Becker, Bill Fitzke,

Bill Levine and Eric Selley. The teams played the front nine at CW and the back nine at PV. The 12:00 teams played 3 net BB’s

and it was a tie

with the team of Dwight Snyder, Butch Reber, ED Troche and Jerry Lynne along with Blind Draw, Gene Vogt, Marcel

Grossman and Bob Forde. For

what I thought was going to be a short month, a lot sure happened. “Golf is the only game where the worst player gets the best of it. He obtains more out of it as regards exercise and enjoyment, because the good player worries over the slightest mistake, whereas the poor one makes too many to worry about them.” 

The offical newspaper for Sun Lakes A ROBSON RESORT COMMUNITY Like us on: SUN LAKES SPLASH

COTILLION ___________________________ - continued from page 49

Barbara Hemminger, Mel and Jacquey Moss, Keith and Mary Ann Cerhan and Joel and Adriane Goldman. Bernie and Lue Veda also announced Larry and Pat Wolfe will serve the club as presidents for the 2012-2013 season. Membership is open, and guests are

always welcome. The black tie affairs are held from October to April with the exception of December. For further information about joining the group or attending as a guest, please contact Larry and Pat Wolfe at 802-2748 or 

IronOaks Super Senior Team, winning the USTA Southwest Sectionals in May include, left to right: Greg Mather, Terry Logan, Ed Bader, Bill Corso, Bill Hughes, Gary Porter, Ken Stanley (Captain), Jerry Rex and Marv Jensen. Missing from photo is Jim Utter. Photo courtesy of Jeff Sikes, USTA.

Just sit back and enjoy a summer evening courtside with friends. Also, look for more details about our

Mixed Doubles Tournament to be held at IronOaks on July 23, 25, and 27 in next month’s issue of Splash. Plan now to join in a very special July

4 celebration this year. IronOaks’ annual July 4 Tennis and Pancake Breakfast starts with tennis at 7:00 a.m. and concludes with a delicious breakfast of the best pancakes in Sun Lakes, grilled by our renowned volunteer chefs, Don Neu and Betty Sanders. This event is the perfect way to kick off your holiday! IronOaks free tennis clinics continue

through the summer and are open to members of all Sun Lakes tennis clubs, including SunBird. These clinics are held

every third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. All levels are welcome. Sign up on the IronOaks patio is required. Last but not least, the IronOaks Tennis

Club’s new offi cers began their term of offi ce on May 1. They include: Rick Kenny, president; Dick Harrold, vice president; Vivian Guimond, secretary; Barbara Carr, treasurer, and Jerry Rex, play director. On behalf of our club, Rick Kenny

noted, “The Charter Board of our Club, led by Greg Mather as president, did an impressive job of putting the foundation in place for those of us stepping into these new positions. We are grateful for their leadership and thank them for all their hard work.” In addition to Mather,


outgoing board included Mickey Bryant, Bobbie Reed, Don Neu and Bill Eastman.

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the vast majority affi rm their tennis has improved with their participation in the club, practically every respondent believes their tennis would improve with improved overall fi tness and the food served during tournaments and socials received an A+. “A better serve” was the most popular response to “In what way would you like to improve your tennis?” In responding to the question, “In what areas could CTC improve?” the majority of the respondents left the space blank or gave a favorable comment. When asked about their pet peeves on

the tennis court, the most popular response was “bad line calls;” however, three claimed, “the net is higher on their side than their opponent’s side” and one cheerfully declared the sun was her pet peeve! The Wilson racket was the most popular brand with 25 fans, followed by the Prince with 20 devotees. The Head racket and Weed racket came in third and fourth places. Other responses indicated the majority

of members believe the most important thing about tennis is to have fun and not take the game too seriously. That said, it is

noted that about half of the respondents reported pulled muscles, knee injuries or tennis elbow as a result of their play. When asked to rate the importance

of tennis is their lives, the largest number of respondents indicated a high level of interest (giving it a 4 on a scale from 1 to 5). However, according to this survey, the typical tennis player also has several other hobbies, including golf, bridge (or other cards), hiking/walking, bicycling and reading. While numerous tennis club members

call somewhere in the Midwest their home, Canadians were well represented and Colorado was the single state most often cited where club members either have a second home or call it their home state. A big thank you goes out to all who took the time to complete this


Although it was impossible to include every remark in this article, all comments were given to CTC president, Al Wagner, who along with other members of the Board of Directors, will give each suggestion careful consideration. 

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