Tag: Robson Ranch Pickleball Club

Pickleball Benches and Bleachers

Win Oppel The Robson Ranch pickleball courts had additional seating added this spring. Eight new benches and two sets of bleachers were installed in early March. The benches were placed along the Robson Boulevard side of the courts, with a bench centered just off the walkway behind each of the back courts. Two sets of…

Members Only Pickleball Tournament Results

Beth Sulek-LaHousse The seventh annual Robson Ranch Members Only Pickleball Tournament was held Monday, Feb. 10, and Tuesday, Feb. 11. We had 159 registered players who participated in the two-day tournament – 61 teams on Monday for Men’s and Women’s Doubles, and 55 teams on Tuesday for Mixed Doubles. Rain threatened the event but thankfully…

8th Annual Desert Slam March 11-15

Win Oppel The Robson Ranch Pickleball Club will hold our eighth annual tournament March 11 to March 15, here at our courts. This year, we asked our club members to name the tournament, and after suggestions were narrowed—the membership voted for Desert Slam, which was submitted by Rebecca McKinney. Following the naming, we asked for…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka The 2019 USAPA/IFP Rules have been updated. Here are some of the highlights: * Pen or sharpie-type markings are allowed on the paddle playing surface so long as they do not impact the surface roughness and are in good taste. * At the beginning of the serve, both feet must be behind the…

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…