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 logo designs from members of the community. The logo design selected was submitted by Susie Biely.

We are looking forward to having over 600 players attend this year’s event. They come from more than 15 states and several foreign countries. The events are set by both age and skill level, beginning at 50+ 3.0 and going to 70+ 5.0. These categories are then divided into men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. The Men’s Doubles will play on Wednesday and Thursday. Women’s Doubles will be played on Friday, and we will finish the tournament with a weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) of Mixed Doubles. All players receive a gift bag, and winners will be presented with medals.

In addition to the play portion of the tournament, we expect to have about a dozen vendors who support our program. These include sports clothing, pickleball paddles and equipment. The Grill will be serving food for both players and attendees.

We look forward to a great tournament and want to thank our sponsors and the many volunteers that it takes to put on this event.