TMPC Members Only Social this Wednesday

Wednesday April 24th  |  9:00 am to 1:30 pm | Boys & Girls Club

TMPC is holding one of the most popular events of the year – a social with food, fun and play. Included in this event will be a kick off of fundraising for Mira Loma Pickleball Courts.

  • Bring a dish to share | Raffle tickets  & prizes | USAPA Membership
  • T shirts to buy | Car window clings for sale | Pickleball w/friends & eat
  • Please bring cash and/or a check ….. Because…….Mira Loma Pickleball Project is here!

Raffle Prices and Prizes for Wednesday’s Social Updated

Want to donate directly to Mira Loma Pickleball Project? Click here to donate directly through City of Reno.  Thank you!

  • Raffle tickets will be on sale at the event for $10.
  • Your $10 will get you one big prize ticket and 5 smaller prize tickets.
  • Place your ticket(s) at the prizes you want to win!
  • Tickets will be drawn at Wednesday’s event.
  • Winner need not be present to win!
Click here to buy online!

Can’t make it Wednesday but want to buy raffle tickets and car window clings? Buy them online here! 100% of proceeds go towards Mira Loma Pickleball Courts. Car window clings will be mailed to you.

If you would like to donate a raffle prize, please email us ASAP! Thank you to all who have generously donated already!


Silent Auction Items - Bidding to start at various amounts
$250 Gift Card for Wild River Grille | Brenda & Reto Gross & Family
$100 value Pickleball Gift Basket | Nick  & Vicki Sharp
$100 value Engage Mystic paddle & cooler PB bag | Sara Betancourt
$150 value Gearbox GH7 Paddle & Gearbox backpack  | Victor Betancourt (paddle) & Brian Fairchild (backpack)
Portable Pickleball Net | Liz & Steve Brown

Raffle Items
Pro Lite Paddle | Nick Barainca
Onix Paddle | Nick Sharp
Pickleball Strategy for Two | Nick & Vicki Sharp
$50 Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card | Paul & Mary Ann Ricciardi
Gift Basket Bath & Body Works Gift Card | Becky and Pete Privitt
Surprise Gifts | Susie Walker
"The Art of Pickleball" by Gale H. Leach | Dave Whitefield & Juana Beguelin
$50 Amazon Gift Card | Dave Whitefield & Juana Beguelin
Dog Crate still in box | Pamela Dutton
$50 Spa Finder Gift Card | Cathie & Ralph Barbato
$50 Wild River Gift Card | Cathie & Ralph Barbato
Gardening Gift Basket | Teena Parduhn
Franklin Pickleball Bag  | Joan Deputy
2 - $25 gift cards to Cantina Los Tres Hombres | Howard & Pat Iten
Handmade Children's Quilt | Jan Bogikes

Wednesday April 24th at Boys and Girls Club Celebrating National Pickleball Month ~ Spring Social and Raffle to Benefit the Mira Loma Court Renovation Project



  • Wednesday May 22 – United Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser at Regency – More info coming soon.
  • Wednesday May 29 – Last members only playing event of the 2018 – 2019 membership year.

Got medals?

For those of you that enter tournaments (or have kids that bring home medals) and are fortunate to bring home some hardware, what do you do with them when you get home?

Wear them to work on Monday for show and tell?



Hang them in the closet or throw them in a drawer?




Use them for Christmas ornaments?


Here are some fun ideas!


Grab your old medals and make a wind chime!


And some more ideas including a fill as you win shadow box and using a rake to display your medals.





The Hive Grand Opening on Saturday April 13th

It’s here!!! This Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm!!! PB Demo at 11:30 am.

The Hive at Lazy 5 Regional Park – Grand Opening 4/13/19

  • Pickleball Demonstration at 11:30 this Saturday with the Grand Opening!
  • A bit of open play might happen after that.
  • 2 indoor courts
  • 7100 Pyramid Way (The Hive is to the north of the skate park.
  • “Open Gym” hours on Tuesdays and Sundays 9-11 am will be free, however donations are encouraged and welcome. If you wish to reserve the facility for only your use on certain days and times at $70 for two hours. Contact the park ranger at Lazy 5 Regional Park.
  • This facility needs volunteers for each pickleball session.
  • Volunteers need to apply through Washoe County Parks .
  • If you do apply to volunteer, THANK YOU! And please send an email to TMPC to let us know. You can contact us here: truckeemeadowspickleballclub@gmail.com

Big thanks to all who volunteered to be court volunteers!

And big thanks to Lyle Mason and Washoe County Parks & Recreation for getting courts at The Hive!

News from March 22nd

Kings and Queens of the Court

On Wednesday March 20th, 64 TMPC members participated in two sessions of Kings and Queens of the Court. Players moved up and down the courts depending on their wins/losses of each game. No scores were kept for each game and participants played to great music brought by Netto Montoya.

Check out the gallery of action photos here: Kings and Queens of Court

Spring Break = Some Gym Closures

Washoe County School District is off for spring break from Monday March 25th through Friday April 5th.

Both Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and the Plumas Street Gym will be closed during this time.

Boys and Girls Club will re-open for play on Tuesday April 8th.

Plumas Street Gym will re-open for play on Monday April 8th and remain open Monday through Friday until the last play for the spring on Friday April 26th.

The Indoor Courts page is kept updated for your use throughout the year.

Wednesday April 24th – Social and National Pickleball Month

Save the Date for the next TMPC Members Only event will be Wednesday April 24th. This will be a club wide social for all members with food, play and fun. More details coming soon on our Events page.

News from March 8th

A new email just went out with information about the following updates:

If you are not receiving emails from TMPC, please check your SPAM folder.

All members, unless they opted to unsubscribe, are receiving emails.

See you on the courts soon.

Musical Pickleball = Lots of fun!

Eighty players participated in TMPC’s most recent members only event on Wednesday February 27th at Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

Big thanks to all the players who participated and board members who played and helped coordinate the event. Music was provided by Board Member Netto Montoya and Board Member s Paula Cobb and Bruce Burkham helped DJ!





Musical Pickleball Event This Wednesday**



Big thanks to all who have registered for this Wednesday’s Musical Pickleball event.

Current player list for both sessions can be seen on the Musical Chairs Pickleball event page. This list is sorted by session, rating and first name .

If you are registered, but won’t be able to play, please email TMPC as soon as possible. Email TMPC

If you are not registered, and want to be on the waiting list, please email TMPC as soon as possible. Email TMPC

Double big thank yous to players who volunteered to play in either session. You have all been assigned to the Late Sleepers session from 11:30 to 2:00.

Thank you all again and we are all looking forward to lots of fun play and dancing on the courts on Wednesday.

PS: Dancing on the courts is optional…..

Getting to Know TMPC Members – Ryan Stewart

Bob Aikman and Ryan Stewart – GOLD in Boise!

HELLO, MY NAME IS Ryan Stewart.


I FIRST HEARD ABOUT PICKLEBALL  on the news “Fastest growing sport in the nation!”

I LOVE PICKLEBALL BECAUSE I love the competition.

MY OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS INCLUDE  helping people find a place called HOME!

I PLAY PICKLEBALL 3 times a week.



Just for you, Ryan!

MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT the chicken came before the egg.

Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us, Ryan!

Let’s get to know all our members!  Share your info below:
 Getting to Know TMPC Members Form

Reno Tahoe Senior Games Fun For All!

Once again, pickleball dominates the Reno Tahoe Senior Games – in numbers and in fun! Out of about 250 participants in the games, 150 were pickleball players! 

TMPC members are tournament directors for the pickleball events- Alan Clark and Joan Deputy in the competitive division and Lyle Mason in the recreation division. Many TMPC members volunteered to help the tournament directors as well as play in both divisions.

Thanks to all who helped and played in the Reno Tahoe Senior Games.  It’s always good to see old friends and meet new ones on the courts! Good times!

Competitive Division Results

Women’s Competitive being silly

Women’s 4.0
BRONZE – Sandy Nieland & Karen Rinella
GOLD – Brenda Gross & Becky Privitt
SILVER – Krista Kip & Christina Fegert

Women’s 4.5
BRONZE – Vicki Sharp & Ruby Carrasco-Paley
GOLD – Sue Ernhout & Debbie Vanegas
SILVER – Kathy Updike & Debbie Fuetsch

Alan Clark striking a pose

Women’s Competitive

Mixed Competitive with Paul Ricciardi filling in for Rick Gardner.


3.5 Mixed
BRONZE – Gene Carr & Beth Reese
GOLD – Gregg Bashford & Rose Payne
SILVER – Liz Brown & Dave Swanson

Mixed 4.0
SILVER – Carol Amos & Dick Furtado
GOLD – Karen Rinella & Doug Rinella
BRONZE – Debbie Vanegas & George Hurlbert

Mixed 4.5
SILVER – Brian Fairchild & Joan Deputy
GOLD – Kathy Updike & Sam Updike
BRONZE – Debbie Fuetsch (with a cutie!) & Alan Clark

Mixed Competitive being silly

Men’s Division being silly

No wonder Terry won gold!

Men’s 4.5
GOLD – Terry Donahue & Brian Fairchild
SILVER – Sam Updike & Paul Smith

Men’s 3.5
SILVER – Joe Barainca & Nick Barainca
GOLD – Gary Muhonen & Phil Elcano
BRONZE – Dick Furtado & Don Beade

Men’s Competitive Division

Pickleball Mom Helps Son with PTSD

Whether you have been playing one day or one year or fifty one years, pickleball has likely enhanced your life in many ways.

Kory and Lynne Kelly

A recent podcast on Pickleball Kitchen showcases Kory Kelly’s amazing journey through PTSD and back out into the world with some help from pickleball and pickleball friends.

Listen to Kory’s amazing story here:


Not a podcast listener? Check out this fabulous article by Jodi Pree in San Marcos Island’s Coastal Breeze News.

“Before pickleball, Kory Kelly served in the Air Force and CIA and had been living with PTSD for five years. He was only able to go to work and come directly home. One and a half years ago, Kory was introduced to pickleball by his 80-year-old mother and her church ladies. He quickly became hooked on the sport, and it gave him the opportunity to face his fears in a supportive, encouraging environment.

“What pickleball has done for me? It brought me out of my house. The people are the treasure of this sport! The game is great, but it’s the people. I now have friends all over the country. It has changed my life! It has returned me to my wife and family,” expresses Kory Kelly.”