Robson Ranch Pickleball news

Our busy scheduling committee, left to right: Cassie, Mary Alice, Marti, Mike and Ken. Not pictured: Jim Propes and Fred Monroe

Carol Hilton

The 2015-16 Board is in place

The Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club held its annual meeting on March 19. Elections were held, and the club welcomes the new Board: President Jim Propes, Vice President Warren Williamson, Treasurer Bill Wise, Secretary Susan Parker, Member at Large 2015-2016 Kevin Andrews and Member at Large 2015-2017 Bob Gillilan.

More Traveling Players

Jim and Cassie Richardson, Rod and Jennifer Hill, Lore Carr and Mary Alice Benton recently traveled to Hot Springs, Arkansas to participate in the Hot Springs Pickleball Shoot-Out. The tournament was skill-rated with no age or gender divisions and was organized by USAPA Pickleball Ambassador Jim McPherson. Congratulations go to Rod and Jim who placed second in the level 4.0 division!

Spring Ladder

Seventy-four pickleball players participated in the Spring Ladder, which ended on March 12. Congrats go to Jim Richardson, Warren Williamson, Fred Thompson and Jim Propes who finished at the top and to all the players who made the ladder so much fun. Plans are in the works for both indoor and outdoor ladders starting in April.

The new Scheduling Committee has been busy!

News from Mike Conley

The Pickleball Board recently commissioned a pickleball scheduling committee consisting of Mary Alice Benton, Marti Conley, Mike Conley, Fred Monroe, Jim Propes, Cassie Richardson and Ken Whinnem. Their goal is to maximize the use of the indoor and outdoor pickleball courts while ensuring that each skill group/individual has adequate opportunity to utilize the courts. The committee recently issued indoor and outdoor schedules that will be set for 90 days, March through May, and are posted on the pickleball website: The committee will review this schedule every 90 days in line with the seasonal temperature changes (more indoor play in the winter months) and to allow outdoor coordinated playing groups to adjust their time slots using a random draw process.

A coordinated playing group is an outdoor group (seven to 24+ players) with a common bond (skill level, mixed play, practice, etc.) that wishes to play one or more times a week without having to make a reservation. The groups have the distinct advantage of allowing one to play a lot of games without having to wait between games. Anyone can be a coordinator, and any of the committee members will provide the needed training. There are currently 12 coordinated playing groups and more are forming. Get your group together and play some pickleball!

Want to join in on the fun?

Yearly membership dues are $15 and include indoor/outdoor play, balls, beginner clinics, organized mixers and social activities. Membership information is available in the gym. Contact information is also available on the Robson Ranch Denton Pickleball Club website:

We play pickleball with relish!