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Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka, USAPA rating committee member Reader, friend, fellow Robson resident and Cottonwood Pickleball President Irene D’Alosio asked questions about balls, paddles and club policies. Since these questions seem to be on the minds of residents, I’m sharing them with our Relishing Pickleball audience. Many people have been under the impression that the USAPA/IFP list…

Relishing Pickleball

  David Zapatka, USAPA rating committee member The USAPA has launched its official tournament rating system powered by PickleballTournaments.com. The new rating system will benefit pickleball tournament directors and competitive players, enhancing the sport’s growth and development. Tournament directors will be able to create optimally balanced brackets for all their events, and tournament players will…

Robson Ranch Pickleball Club 6th Annual Tournament

  Gerard D Wittman Robson Ranch Arizona hosted their sixth annual Pickleball Tournament March 14-17. Over 400 players from across the country participated in the tournament, which included men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles divisions. With 300 teams competing in over 500 matches, there was plenty of exciting pickleball for players and fans. Robson Communities were…

5th annual Residents Pickleball Tournament results

  Gerard D. Wittman On Monday and Tuesday, February 26-27, members of the Robson Ranch Pickleball Club (RRPC) gathered at the Robson Ranch pickleball courts with clear skies and warm sunshine for the fifth annual Residents Tournament. The 107 teams – 38 men, 27 women, and 42 mixed – played a total of 348 games…

Pickleball Club raises money for Eloy families

  Gerard D Wittman On Wednesday, December 6, over 100 members of the Robson Ranch Pickleball Club (RRPC) gathered at the Robson Ranch pickleball courts for a friendly Santa’s Challenge Tournament, delicious food and refreshments, spirited camaraderie and holiday music as a fundraiser for the Eloy Professional Firefighters Adopt a Family for Christmas Fund. Sixty…

Residents donate pickleball paddles to local high school

  Dianne Zimmerman, Mickie Storckman and David Zapatka Many junior high schools currently include pickleball in their physical education programs. With the explosion in pickleball popularity and high demand from high school girls and boys playing the sport, many high schools have now begun adding pickleball to their physical education programs. USAPA ambassador Mickie Storckman…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka From pickleball’s beginning in the State of Washington in 1965, pickleball has grown to become played in all 50 United States, Guam, Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Great Britain, Crete, Guatemala, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Spain and Thailand. The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) 2016 Pickleball Participant Report reported…

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…