Tag: Pickleball

Relishing Pickleball: The Dink

David Zapatka Continuing our study of Pickleball Fundamentals: Master the basics and compete with confidence by Mary Littlewood, “to properly execute a dink, stand just behind the non-volley zone line in a good ready position—well balanced, with your body weight over your feet and the knees slightly bent. Hold the paddle in front of your…

Relishing Pickleball: The Volley—Part 2

David Zapatka Continuing our study of Pickleball Fundamentals: Master the basics and compete with confidence by Mary Littlewood, “Your entire demeanor at the net should be confident and strong. Let your attitude convey that you want the ball to come right at you because you’re willing and able to return it! Face the net with flexed…

Kiwanis Thanks Pickleball Members

The Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch gives a big thank you to the Robson Ranch pickleball members who generously donated summertime items for the children at Cumberland Youth and Family Services in Denton. The pickleball community has hearts of gold and shows, once again, it takes a village!

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka The Volley Continuing our study of Pickleball Fundamentals Master the basics and compete with confidence by Mary Littlewood, “A volley is a shot hit in the air before the ball bounces. It is used as a return of a ball that travels close to the top of the net and that is usually hit…

Add Pickleball to Your 2022 Fitness Resolutions!

Mary Ann Bane If you’ve never played pickleball or if it’s just been a long time since you last played, how about making pickleball one of your 2022 Fitness Resolutions? There are lots of reasons to consider it! Let’s talk about a few. Exercise – Many of us exercise, and we understand its importance to overall…

Relishing Pickleball: The Serve

David Zapatka Quoting from Pickleball Fundamentals: Master the basics and compete with confidence, by Mary Littlewood, when hitting a serve, “contact must be made below the waist, which is defined as level with the navel. Further, IFP Official Tournament Rulebook rule 4.A1 states the arm ‘must be moving in an upward arc’ and that the…

Robson Pickleball Team Grip n’ Rip is First!

The Robson ladies’ pickleball team didn’t actually finish in first place, but they were the first all-Robson Ranch pickleball team that competed in an outside league. The team competed in the Tennis Competitors of Dallas (TCD) Pickleball League and finished fourth in the Open Division. We even had a sponsor, Joe and Sara Lucido. They…

The Night Before Christmas: A Pickleball Parody

Mary Ann Bane ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Ranch, Not a player was stirring, not even a tree branch; The pickleballs were hung by the ping pong tables with care, In hopes that the weather soon would be fair; Club members were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of…