Tag: Robson Ranch Pickleball Club

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…

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…

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…

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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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…