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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…

Pickleball News

David Lawell Fall in Arizona ushers in tournaments of all kinds for active senior residents. There are golf tournaments, tennis tournaments, softball tournaments and of course, pickleball tournaments. Pickleball players fall into two groups of competitors. Many players show up every morning just to get up and get moving and greet another sunny day in…

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 news

Women’s Doubles 3.0 Silver Medalists Susan Phillips and Pat Pennington. Photo courtesy of Marv Enerson.

David Lawell The third annual Robson Ranch Pickleball tournament was bigger and better than the previous two. Over 400 entrants participated in the five skill levels in the women’s, men’s and mixed doubles divisions. After four days and many, many matches, medals were awarded to 180 individuals or 90 teams. After all was said and…