Welcome to the Saddlebrooke Ranch Pickleball Association (SBRPA). We are eager to share our love for the game of pickleball with you. The majority of our members have less than one year of experience playing pickleball, and beginners are regularly being welcomed into the group.
Members of our association play both recreational and competitive pickleball. Some members have chosen to compete in local pickleball tournaments. However, competitive play is not a requirement! We enjoy the competitive aspects of the game, but we always play to have fun!
New to Pickleball?
If you have never played pickleball before, come on out and try it. We can loan you a paddle. Check out the Courts Calendar below for days and times for "Beginners" sessions during which there will be a coach on hand to teach you the basics.
Join the Club
For information about joining the club and to proceed with the process of joining, click the large green "Click over to the SBR..." button at the top of this page. You will open the official site where you can get Membershiop information by clicking the "Become a Member" link in the left column.
Membership shall be open to all SBR homeowners, residents, renters and guests meeting the requirements of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Homeowners Association. Membership shall be maintained providing yearly dues are paid and there are no issues from other players regarding court behavior.
The Pickleball Club meets at various sessions throughout the week for organized play. Use the Courts Calendar section below to view club session times and court reservations that are maintained by the Fitness Center on behalf of the club.
Individuals wishing court time outside of the times reserved for the SBR Pickleball Association must make reservations through the Fitness Center at La Hacienda. Call 520-818-6018 (then 1 for Fitness Center).
Unreserved courts may be used by walk-on players after checking in at the SBR Fitness Center for court assignment.
All non-organized play is limited to two hours.
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Pickleball Courts Construction Video
With Tim Fudge's understanding and special permission to enter the restricted space, I met with the builder of our new courts, Dave Marburger, in September 2015. Over four days I recorded both his construction activities and him — as I discovered him to be a genuine one-of-a kind master of his trade and unique personality willing to share personal information.
Using three cameras plus a sound recording instrument, I collected about 22 hours of footage that I heavily edited down to about 11 minutes. You will see I eschewed presenting a documentary style video favoring a snappy high-energy piece for an entertaining and informative video of interest to residents.
Friedenberg Instructional Videos
In 2013, Mark Friedenberg was invited to present a clinic to the overall SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Club. The event was recorded from start to finish, then edited to a set of 20 "chapter" videos. Edits included annotation, slow-motion, and freeze-frame.
The result was well received! Mark secured exclusive rights to display the videos for the purpose of offering a new website for those vidoes plus more videos to follow.
His website -- "Winning Pickleball" -- provides a sample video so that visitors can see Mark's unique teaching style and the quality of the recordings.
Visit Winning Pickleball.