Tag: Pickleball

Pickleball Academies

April Pickleball Academy graduates

Larry Nortunen, RRDPC Academy The Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club continues to train new members during the recently completed April and May Pickleball Academies. Twenty-one students, new to pickleball and mostly new to Robson Ranch, completed the training consisting of four evening sessions. Academy Instructors led sessions covering pickleball rules, scoring, basic strokes, game strategy…

Robson Ranch hosts SSIPA Pickleball Tournament

Mixed Doubles 65+ 5.0, 4.5 medal winners from left to right: Fred Thompson (resident) and Vicky Noakes, Silver Medal; Susan Goldstraw and Rick Mendenhall, Golf Medal; Sherril Kerr (resident) and Tim Kuss, Bronze Medal

Mark Kellam On May 9-11 Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club (RRDPC) hosted a Super Senior International Pickleball Association (SSIPA) circuit tournament. This tournament was also the first USAPA sanctioned tournament in North Texas. Being a USAPA sanctioned tournament carries prestige and improves the number and quality of the players attracted. The tournament was the third…

March Pickleball Academy

Graduates, bottom row: Patti Simonson, Karla Bennetson, John Bennetson, Alice Edlund, Tom DiVito and Joy Pashby; top row: Jackie Kuykendall, Larry Nortunen, Ken Quarfoot, John Weaver, John Edland, Ron Schwertner and Mike McKinney; not pictured: Patty Schwertner

Larry Nortunen, RRDPC Academy Director The Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club continues to train new members during the recently completed March Pickleball Academy. Eleven students, all new to pickleball and mostly new to Robson Ranch, completed the course consisting of four evening sessions. Academy Instructors Larry Nortunen, Mike McKinney and Jackie Kuykendall led sessions covering…

Pickleball and Tennis Complex now open

Sherry Jackson, RCI Corporate Communications The expansion of the pickleball and tennis courts at Robson Ranch Texas was completed late April, just in time for the Super Senior International Pickleball Association Circuit event in early May. With the expansion the lighted complex has a total of six tennis courts (two new) and 16 pickleball courts…

Pickleball Academy Bachelors degree graduates

March 9 Pickleball Academy Graduates

Dave and Susan Parker The Robson Ranch Pickleball Club has seen record interest since the construction began on an additional 12 outdoor courts. The club will have the largest outdoor facility in Texas with a total of 16 courts. The club is growing at an unprecedented pace with over 350 members. Pickleball is the fastest…

Pickleball Club holds annual meeting and banquet

Recognition for the past Board

Susan Parker The Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club held its annual general meeting and banquet on March 15, 2017. About 170 people attended to share in food, fun and fellowship. The meeting was first held to announce and install the officers for 2017-2018. The new officers are President, Ford Roberson, Vice President, Mark Kellam, Secretary,…

Record numbers enrolling in Pickleball Academy

The Pickleball Academy

Dave Parker The Robson Ranch Pickleball Club continues to grow at an astonishing rate. Record numbers are registering for the Pickleball Academy. Some of the increased interest may be due to the current expansion of courts to 16. The January academy set a record with 16 new students in the program. Professors Dr. Jim and…

Join the Pickleball Academy

The Pickleball Academy

Susan Parker The Robson Ranch Pickleball Club has started 2017 with strong numbers for upcoming academies. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America, and it also seems to be one of the fastest growing clubs at Robson Ranch. Some of the current high interest may be due to the upcoming completion of the new…

Pickleball Club hosts Dinkfest event

Susan Parker Dinkfest was a wonderful time for all who attended last month, about 100 people. Games and prizes as well as food, fun and great fellowship was had by all. Some said, “When and what is the next club event?” Watch for future notices to find out. Our court construction is moving at a…

Residents become USAPA certified referees

Ford Roberson and Fred Thompson

During the past year, two of Robson Ranch’s most committed pickleball players have been going through a ten step process to become USAPA Certified Referees. In the pickleball world this is the highest accomplishment. Once you are certified, you are considered a professional referee. At this time, there are only 35 in the entire United…