A handful of spots remain. Now open to members AND non-members. A great time ahead for sure!
Calling all 3.0s! Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club Presents: 3.0 Round Robin * Individual Registration * *Lunch, Prizes, Friendly Competition! Limited to the first 36 registrants* (Proceeds will go to Mira Loma Courts Project.)
Event will be held Tuesday March 10th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the MAC in Carson City on 6 courts and open for 36 players who are around the 3.0 skill level.
Fee is $20 payable prior to the event via the link above. Players must both register and pay to hold their spot in the event.
This event is open to TMPC members first and then, registration will be open to non members on March 1st, if not filled to 36 players.
Carson Chapter Fundraiser and Raffle Huge Success!
Carson City has now raised over $12,000 for their Mills Park Pickleball Project. Read all about it here! Congratulations to Carson City and to Ted and his sweetheart for winning the gorgeous necklace! And congrats to all who helped with these successful fundraisers!
Reno Senior Games held this week for the Competitive Division at the Boys & Girls Club on Foster Drive.
Doors open: 7:00 am
Check in: 7:30 am
Team Meeting: 8:00 am
Play starts: 8:15 am
Women’s Doubles Tuesday Feb 11
Mixed Doubles 3.5 Wednesday Feb 12
Mixed Doubles 4.0 Thursday Feb 13
Men’s Doubles Friday Feb 14
TIPS – Use them or lose them?
For a while, the club posted weekly tips with videos. Did you find them useful and do you want weekly tips to continue? VOTE HERE
With indoor play comes opportunity for wall work. Joe Baker made a number of videos on backboard wall drills in 2016. Over the next few Tuesdays, the tips will show wall work drills for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced players.
Today’s video focuses on Beginner Drills and runs to about 3:30 in the video.
Forehand and backhand ground strokes
Alternating forehand and backhand ground strokes
Forehand and backhand volley shots
Alternating forehand and backhand volley shots, increasing speed and distance as your skill improves.
“Pickleball requires great reflexes! In this video, Third Shot Pickleball coach Mark Renneson demonstrates a variety of exercises you can do to improve your reaction time.”
Many of these drills can be done indoors this winter with foam golf balls that won’t damage your walls or make noise. And amazingly enough, they react to your paddle very much like a regular pickleball!
These little foam balls can be purchased at many stores. I got a bucket of different colored balls at WalMart and we use them in Fallon for wall drills and sometimes warming up. After warming up with these little balls, a regular size pickleball will seem like you are playing with a canteloupe!