Tag: pickleball

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,…

4th annual Pickleball Tournament March 16 – 19

Robson Ranch Pickleball will have its fourth annual tournament March 16 through 19, 2016. Registration opened on January 1 and ends on March 1. The tournament is open to all players who are age 50 and over by December 31, 2016 and who are active USAPA members. Register online at www.pickleballtournaments.com or contact Tournament Director…

Pickleball tournament rocks Robson Ranch

Winners of Men’s Doubles 3.75. Bronze: Steve Arthur and Bill Schlaupitz, Gold: Bob Buck and Larry Kraus, Silver: Ron Graf and Dave Wong

Flo Van Volkom The second annual Robson Ranch Resident Pickleball Tournament, held January 20-21, drew 97 enthusiastic club members playing across a range of ratings and brackets from 2.5 to 4.5 in Men’s, Women’s and Mix Doubles play. The tournament kicked off with the singing of the U.S. and Canadian National Anthems by Robson Ranch…

Robson Ranch Pickleball to hold 4th annual tournament

Robson Ranch Pickleball Club will have its fourth annual tournament March 16 through 19, 2016. Registration opened on January 1 and ends on March 1. The tournament is open to all players who are age 50 and over by December 31, 2016. And are an active USAPA member? Register online at www.pickleballtournaments.com or contact tournament…