Tag: pickleball

Robson Ranch in-house pickleball tournament draws a crowd

Lloyd Muth and Ron Hunt on their way to Silver in Men’s Doubles 4.0 plus

Flo Van Volkom The Robson Ranch Pickleball Club held its fourth annual internal tournament on February 13 and 14. While intended to be primarily a social event, the level of competition continues to improve thanks to the participants’ play, an increasing number of resident referees and the volunteers’ support. There were 117 individual players comprised…

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…

Robson Ranch residents play pickleball for charity

Pickleball for charity

Playing pickleball was the newest way members of the Robson Ranch community decided to try and come together to help disadvantaged families in Eloy, by having a tournament for all those who cared to join. Christmas tunes were blasting on the speakers while a spread of Christmas goodies awaited the more than 60 players between…

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.…

If it’s fall, it’s Pickleball

Welcome back all Pickleball Club members and new residents. We will be starting off the season with a bang with the USAPA Nationals to be held at Palm Creek November 4-14. Thanks to all the Robson residents who are volunteering or hosting competitors. Be sure to check out the action as the best in the…

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…

Hot Fun In The Summertime

Flo Van Volkom What caused 60+ people to descend on Robson Ranch at 7:00 a.m. Monday morning, May 2? Was it free breakfast? No! It was the start of summer intercommunity coed pickleball. The intercommunity play allows our residents the opportunity to meet, make friends and play with players from all around. On opening day…

4th annual Robson Ranch Pickleball Tournament sets new record

Flo Van Volkom The fourth annual Robson Ranch Pickleball Tournament drew a record 448 avid competitors in search of medals over four action-packed days, March 16-19. Participation has increased every year over the 260 players in the inaugural year. Overall 562 matches were played. Robson Ranch was by far the most represented club with 67…

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,…