Tag: Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club

Your Table Is Waiting

Pick your table

Don Pooley The Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club appreciates everyone’s continued support during 2020 amid the ups and downs of COVID-19 restrictions. Our club has been one of the few table tennis clubs in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to be able to resume and continue table tennis play sessions. Our hopes are that unrestricted play…

Dave Cooper Team Tournament Champions Announced

Left to right: champion team of Jack Zastrow and Norris Drum, Dave Cooper, runner-up team of Jim Doyle and Jim “Butch” Southard

Don Pooley On Nov. 13, the Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club announced the champions of the Dave Cooper Team Tournament—Norris Drum and Jack Zastrow. The runner-up team is Butch Southard and Jim Doyle (after Jim’s tie breaking sudden death win over Pete Belding). Dave Cooper, the tournament’s namesake, presented trophies to the champion and runner-up…

Free Table Tennis Class Begins December 7

Tom Taylor, certified table tennis coach

Don Pooley The Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club is happy to sponsor a free Table Tennis class for Robson Ranch residents that starts on Dec. 7. The class can either be used as an introduction for new players to table tennis, or as a refresher for those residents that have played table tennis before. The…

Table Tennis Is Reopened!

Table Tennis phase one reopening

Don Pooley On May 18, the Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club reopened its play sessions at the Cimarron Sports Club at 25% capacity. This means that ten members can play singles on five tables, with two players waiting their turn on the sidelines. Play sessions are modified so that we complete ball and table sanitizing…

Ready, Set, Go!

Don Pooley By the time you read this article, we all hope that activities will have returned to Robson Ranch. Of course, our favorite activity is table tennis. Our normal play sessions are in the gym on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 2:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to noon, and in the multipurpose room on…

Always 72°F at Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club

Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club’s members enjoy playing in 72°F.

Don Pooley I went outside this morning and it was 45°F, light rain, and winds of 15mph (wind chill, 38°F) and was glad I canceled golf today. But, not to fear, I’ll be at table tennis today. No matter what the temperature is outside, it’s always 72°F during play at the Robson Ranch Table Tennis…

Tuesday, Thursday table tennis play sessions begin

First play in the multi-purpose room

Don Pooley The first of the Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club’s Tuesday, Thursday table tennis play sessions started on Tuesday, August 27, from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Robson Sports Center’s new multi-purpose room. Come join us and try out the new room (you can see yourself in the mirrors). Drop by one of…

Arlene Pfeiland and Jim Gregg Doubles Tournament begins

Don Pooley August begins the “Arlene Pfeil and Jim Gregg Doubles Tournament” that honors two of our Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club’s founding members. The doubles tournament, with an anticipated 10+ teams, is playing matches each Monday during the club’s normal play time (noon–2:30 p.m.). The tournament began August 12 and is expected to end…

It takes two people!

Joola Table - User Instructions

Don Pooley Over the past three years the Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club have been replacing the old and unrepairable table tennis tables (green) with the new blue Joola SC3000 tables. Each table represents a $1,200 – $1,300 investment on the part of Robson Ranch Residents and Club Members. Unlike our old “green” tables, which…

Health benefits of table tennis

Don Pooley Whether you are playing doubles or singles, table tennis can be a fast-paced competitive sport and has many health benefits for active seniors like ourselves. The top ten health benefits of table tennis * Playing improves hand-eye coordination and it stimulates mental alertness, concentration and tactical strategy. * Develops mental acuity. The speed,…