Tag: Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club

2022 Arlene Pfeil/Jim Greg Doubles Tournament Winners

Don Pooley And the winners are … Jack Zastrow and Bill Cashin. In second place was the team of Rosemary Simecek and Steve Rynn. Arlene Pfeil presented the winners’ trophies on May 25, after a playoff match (Jack and Bill winning 3 to 1) to determine the winners. Below are the team total wins through…

Doubles Tournament May 13 to 27

Don Pooley The 2022 Arlene Pfeil/Jim Greg Doubles Tournament started Friday, May 13. The duration of this year’s tournament is two weeks (May 13 through May 27) with teams being able to play matches during any of the club’s table tennis play sessions. The tournament features a doubles team competition, with teams being determined by…

19 … Going on 20

Don Pooley The Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club held its first meeting on Dec. 29, 2003, in the home of Dwight Olson, with 19 residents in attendance. Organized play started in January of 2004, with 27 Robson Ranch residents signed up to play a challenge ladder at the newly built Sports Center with only one…

No Paddle, No Problem

Don Pooley We’ve heard a lot of Robson Ranch residents say, “Even though I haven’t played table tennis in over 40 years, I’d like to play again. But, wait, I don’t have a paddle.” That’s no problem! The Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club has several “used” paddles from which to select and get back to…

Table Tennis Starting Off 2022

Don Pooley On Jan. 19 the Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club held its annual meeting and elected officers for 2022. Elected officers and their roles are as follows: Rosemary Simecek (treasurer), Don Pooley (secretary), Jim Doyle (equipment), Linda Provenzano (publicist), Peter Hollatz (photos), David Holmes (at-large representative). David Holmes will transition into the role of…

Tables Are Ready for 2022

Don Pooley The holidays are over, and all 10 of the Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club’s tables are ready to go for 2022. The club’s play sessions are back at full singles and doubles play, and members are ready to start the new year off with renewed activities and play. The next Robson Ranch Table…

Table Tennis Classes Start

Table Tennis class starts

Don Pooley On April 6, the Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club started the 2021 beginners and intermediate table tennis classes in the Sports Center’s multi-purpose room. Each class is coached by a certified table tennis instructor, Tom Taylor, and is focused on improving the student’s overall table tennis skills, and their understanding of rules, strategies, and…

Table Tennis Club Honors Dave Cooper

Table Tennis Club members honoring Dave Cooper.

Don Pooley On March 1, members of the Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club gathered to honor Dave Cooper, founding club member and past club officer. Several members commented on Dave’s leadership and selfless dedication to the Table Tennis Club and its members. Dave and Barbara are relocating to Amarillo to be closer to their daughter…

Training Tuesdays Start April 6

Tom Taylor, certified table tennis instructor

Don Pooley Great news! Training Tuesdays begin April 6. Tom Taylor, a certified table tennis instructor from the Farmers Branch Table Tennis Club, is again conducting table tennis classes for members of the Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club. The class sessions will be on Tuesdays, from 12:10 to 2:20 p.m., starting on Tuesday, April 6,…

Zooming Into 2021

Members Zooming on Jan. 26, 2021

Don Pooley The Robson Ranch Table Tennis Club met online (using Zoom) on Jan. 26, to conduct its annual meeting and to allow members, who have been at home for the past few months, to say hi and share stories. During the meeting, the club’s 2021 dues were approved and the 2021 club’s officers were…