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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

3rd annual Pickleball Tournament

The third annual Robson Ranch Pickleball Tournament will be held March 18-21, 2015. The rain date is March 22. The format includes skill levels of 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0. This event is open to players that are age 50 and over by December 31, 2015. The tournament events are as follows: Men’s Doubles…

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…

Pickleball Club news – October 2014

Charlie Forbush’s (far left) Inter-community mob.

David Lawell Once again summer is winding down, and cooler temperatures will return. High temperature and humidity does not deter pickleball players around the Eloy – Casa Grande communities causing them to hibernate and wait for cooler temperatures. Starting early in the mornings six days a week, a collection of players (sometimes large and sometimes…