Tag: Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club

Pickleball Club: Fall Classic Fundraiser Tournament

Mark Kellam On Nov. 14 through 15, Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club held a fundraiser tournament. Our club recently paid for the purchase and installation of lights on eight courts (with some help from our HOA). Now all 16 of our courts are available for early morning and evening play. This was our first tournament since…

Pickleball on the high seas

Pam and Mike Clements, Tom and Susan Michelsen, Fred Monroe and Susan Beggs. Not shown: Steve Beggs, Gene Mason and Steve Williams.

Tom Michelsen Recently, a few couples from our Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club were on a Holland America TransAtlantic Cruise. Destination: Amsterdam. Pickleball is now becoming an activity offered on cruise ships. This ship had two very nice pickleball courts, with all the equipment needed to have fun! We enjoyed many days of playing and…

Cheers to the volunteers

To show her appreciation to the dedicated volunteers of the Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club Social Committee, Pat Austin, 2018 Social Chair, invited the volunteers to her home for homemade pizzas and margaritas. A message from Pat: We had a very busy year with three tournaments, but who’s counting! Then banquets, 4th of July float…

Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club holds first Academy of 2018

  Larry Nortunen, RRDPC Academy Manager The RRDPC hosted the first pickleball academy of 2018 on January 16 through 18 for new Pickleball Club Members. Academy sessions include introductory information on pickleball rules, scoring, basic strokes, game strategy and when and where to play. After completing the academy graduates will feel comfortable to begin play…

Thanksgiving Classic Tournament Winners

  Mark Kellam November 17-19 Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club (RRDPC) held the Thanksgiving Classic Pickleball Tournament. Seventy-five members participated in a very competitive event. Our club could not run these events without our fantastic volunteers. Special thanks to all of our referees who worked tirelessly throughout the weekend. Our tournament committee included the following:…

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 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,…