Tag: Pickleball Club

Robson Pickleball League – all in the family

Robson Ranch residents take on SaddleBrooke Ranch in the inaugural Robson league play.

Flo Van Volkom While it takes nine months to have a baby, it took five months of rigorous planning to give birth to the Robson Pickleball League, which encompasses five of the local Robson communities including Robson Ranch, SaddleBrooke Ranch, PebbleCreek, Sun Lakes and SaddleBrooke. Representatives of each community met every month over the summer…

From beginner to expert – we have a place for you

Flo Van Volkom On November 7 the Robson Ranch Pickleball Club welcomed 29 new recruits to the start of our free pickleball lessons. Dave Wong introduced the newbies to the sport while Steve Arthur helped 16 returnees brush off the cobwebs from summer. Free pickleball lessons are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00-11:30 a.m.…

Welcome back, Pickleball players!

It’s that time of year when many pickleball players are migrating south, and we are anticipating an exciting new season of fun, social play and competition. Here’s what we have to look forward to in the fall. Election of board members Three positions (two-year terms) will be up for election: vice-president, treasurer and member at…

Pickleball sizzles

Play pickleball this summer

Flo Van Volkom A little heat is not going to stop our enthusiastic pickleballers from playing their favorite sport as the evening social group demonstrated one night in June when the temperature hit 111 at 7:00 in the evening. However, their numbers were greatly reduced as half of them went to the pool for some…

Pickleball Rocks – Meet the trainers

Picklers practicing their strokes at Paula and Jerry’s drills

Flo Van Volkom Robson Ranch has some of the best pickleball players in the west. The reason? Our fabulous trainers! The Robson Ranch Pickleball Club is lucky to have a talented group of high-level players who give generously of their time to make the rest of us better. Besides the many hours devoted to training,…

Pickleball Club news

Drill, drill, drill as Jon practices ‘til the balls run out

David Lawell How can someone practice playing pickleball by themselves? Maybe playing against a wall will do it! Back in the old days we bounced the tennis ball or baseball against the garage door! That exercise would be shut down quickly by one of our parents. So usually the practice session was done until a…

Pickleball Club news

David Lawell As the popularity of the game of pickleball increases, the desire to play in competitive tournaments increases too. As players’ skill level increases the competitive juices start to flow and the yearning to play in tournaments becomes the logical progression. Two factors leading to success in tournament play can depend on conditioning and…

Pickleball Club news – March 2015

David Lawell What do you do when an uninvited guest shows up at your party? Mike Rains and MJ Wong were faced with that dilemma on the second day of the annual resident pickleball tournament. Besides, the guest had not paid the entry fee! Just kidding! The guest wasn’t a real person but her presence…

Pickleball Club news – January 2015

Dave Wong’s Training Crew from left: Steve Arthur, Paula Steger, Dawn Grout, Richard Shine, Bob Burton, David Wong and David Lawell. Missing from photo is Larry Kraus. Picture taken by Sue Sherwood.

David Lawell Training is always one of the biggest issues of any endeavor in a person’s lifetime. It starts almost at birth, and it is always a big dilemma as to which path is correct. Parents, bosses, any leader agonizes over the correct way to train a new participant in any of life’s activities. Proper…

Pickleball Club news – December 2014

Paula Steger and “Best in Class Baked Beans” winner Jean DeChristopher

David Lawell “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year” is a song that you will soon be hearing quite frequently. However, in the Southwest part of the USA it can have a different meaning when it comes to serious pickleball players. This is especially true in the states of Arizona and Utah where some…