Winter On The Courts

The Tennis Club at Cordillera Ranch hosted a number of events leading up to the holidays. Highlights include a fundraiser for Boerne High School  Varsity Tennis, a luncheon and toy collection for Toys for Tots, and the annual Ladies Member-Guest Tournament.

By Joe De Luna  ::  Photography by Kelsey Grudle

Boerne High School Varsity Tennis Fundraiser

Cordillera Ranch Tennis hosted the 1st Annual Boerne High School Varsity Tennis Fundraiser in October. This was a special event for Cordillera Ranch. Not only was this a great cause to help a local community high school program, but there were so many Cordillera Ranch members whose children play for Boerne High School. It was great to see members and their kids participate in the same event, playing together as partners and competing in a beautiful, fun and relaxed atmosphere here at the Ranch! Devin and Animesh Agarwal, Shea, Sam, Jess and Amy Gonzales, Will and Fredrick Keith as well as Georgia and Jon Busbee — all members — participated in the fundraiser which was a fun round robin and clinic format.

Toys for Tots

The Toys for Tots Tennis and Pickleball play day was rained out but we were honored to host the luncheon and toy drive for this organization. Toys for Tots is a national charity that started in 1952 and is organized annually by the United States Marine Corp. The Marines and the Navy provide soldiers to visit the different sponsored Toys for Tots events to help with toy collection and talk about the service the Toys for Tots provides for under privileged children in the San Antonio area and around the nation. We were pleased to have three military representatives join us at Cordillera Ranch this year.

Ladies Member-Guest Tournament

The 2019 Ladies Member-Guest Tournament was moved from October to early November due to rain. The tournament consisted of eight teams in two flights. The format was a round robin within each flight and the team with the best record was determined the winner with one winner per flight. The RANCH FLIGHT consisted of Jill Briggs/Brooke Harris, Bobbie Sandborn/Ellie Morales, Jo Evelyn Etter/Carol Pichot and Lisa Holderness/Pancho Edwards. The RIVER FLIGHT consisted of Molly Glauser/Leah Garner, Theresa Butler/Melissa Williams, Lisa Bowling/Michelle Gray and Amy Gonzales/Elaine Barber. After three rounds of competitive tennis in each flight, our winners were determined. The winner of the RANCH FLIGHT was Jill Briggs and her partner Brooke Harris who were undefeated in their flight. The winner of the RIVER FLIGHT was Molly Glauser and Leah Garner who had to win two tiebreak sets to remain undefeated for the win.

Joe De Luna is the Director of Tennis at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at or 210.363.9004.


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