Well Done Frank!

November 1

Frank Arico (our Club Treasurer) recently attended the Super Senior International Pickleball Association (SSIPA) World Championships held on the 23rd and 24th October at the Robson Ranch in Denton, Texas.   The Tournament was played outdoors where the facilities and the weather were both excellent on the first day.   Frank was partnered… [ Read More ]

Music Quiz

September 26

On 14th August several pickleballers joined forces with Friends of The Fountain Centre for a 60’s and 70’s Music Quiz at Camberley Heath Golf Club.   After a superb three course meal our Quizmaster for the evening, our own Frank Arico, led a hilarious quiz full of banter and impromptu singing from the… [ Read More ]

Going down like Nine Pins!

September 17

A fun evening of Beer and Skittles was enjoyed by members and guests on Friday 14th September at the Surrey Cricketers pub in Windlesham.   Seven teams of four gave their all with the Runnymede Rockets team, captained by Roger West, finishing level on points with Steve Harris’s Runnymede Runners.   The Rockets… [ Read More ]

2018 Spanish Open

September 17

The following is a report from our event’s reporter Wendy Marks   Once again this year’s Spanish Open was held in Madrid.  It ran from 5th to 9th September.   The venue was the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, a massive golf club with lots of tennis courts and paddle courts plus… [ Read More ]

Amy thanks RR members who supported her fundraising on Kilimanjaro climb

September 14

Hi everyone I arrived back from Kenya yesterday afternoon, having had a few days R&R on the coast after my Kilimanjaro challenge. I’m pleased to say that, after some very uncomfortable experiences, I made the summit. Woo-hoo!  It was a great thrill to do the trek but not one I’ll be repeating anytime… [ Read More ]

Pickleball + picnic = Pic(kle)nic

September 11

RR held it’s annual Pic(kle)nic on Sunday 2nd September at Seale, near Farnham.       Blessed with fantastic weather, seventeen lucky members and spouses spent the afternoon playing Pickleball in addition to Petanque, Cornhole, Jenga and Smite.     Oh, and of course, wonderful picnic food and the odd glass of something… [ Read More ]

Fantastic first-timer response.

September 11

The Club held a “Come and Try Pickleball” evening on 3rd September at Charters LC with the aim of providing an introduction to the sport, particularly aimed at the “working”age group.   Seventeen newcomers were shown the rules, court positioning and some simple tactics by RR’s coaching team.  Everyone enjoyed themselves; some players… [ Read More ]

Basingstoke Canal Narrow Boat Cruise

September 11

Route Canal   Thirty nine Runnymede Royals Pickleball Club members including their spouses braved somewhat inclement weather to board the beautifully-appointed narrowboat “John Pinkerton II” for a cruise along the Basingstoke Canal on Friday 24th August.      Starting off from Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham (or for many, the pub just over the… [ Read More ]

RR coaches helping ‘daughter’ club

August 9

When Peter Gibbs, a Runnymede Royals member of several years standing, asked RR Head Coach, Paul Telling to help with some instruction at his ‘new’ club in Beaconsfield, Paul asked Wendy Marks, another IPTPA qualified member for her assistance.   The pair ran a 90-minute session for 17 players, working through all of… [ Read More ]

Leo’s Pickleball Party Continues

July 25

Club member, Leo Gonzales, was one of the captains of the Europe team that took on the USA in the recent Bainbridge Cup in Montesilvano, Italy. Despite Europe narrowing the match score gap from the 2017 event, the US again ran out winners 106 – 82.   Leo and his doubles partner, Anthony… [ Read More ]