Bead Up Pickleball gets players Beadazzled!

Over 50 players came and played at Boys & Girls Club on Friday January 17th to play Bead Up Pickleball. Thanks to all who came and played. Great sports, good play and lots of fun.

Yes, there were some interesting thoughts on what was an unforced error and what was a winner, but hopefully all had fun and learned to play shots that keep the ball in play!

Prizes of $5 gift certificates to Dairy Queen will be emailed to the female and male players with the lowest and highest average of beads per game.

Winners of lowest average of beads per game:

Cathy Fitzgerald & Pete Macall

Winners of highest average of beads per game:

Diane DeLauer & George Leezy

Scoresheet Link click here. Alpha by last name.

 

Weekly Update – Sunday January 12

Hello TMPC Members!

This Friday’s Members Only Event Needs More Players!

Our TMPC Members Only event this Friday is a bit weak on entries.  Come join the fun! Check out the Bead Up Pickleball Event here.

 

Reno Senior Games – Changes in Dates and Sign Up
  • Be sure to sign up for the Reno Senior Games.
  • Recreational Divison will be at Neil Road Rec Center on January 29th – 31st.
  • Competitive Division will be at Boys & Girls Club  on February 11th – 14th.
  • Check out all the other sports you can participate in, too!
Events Page

The events page has been updated to include upcoming TMPC’s member only events and a fun tournament over the hill later this spring.

Tuesday Tip – Backboard Wall Drills for Advanced

This is the third and final in a series from Joe Baker on wall drills.

Advanced Drills
  1. Forehand and backhand and alternating forehand and backhand machine gun speed volley shots
  2. Backhand backspin volleys
  3. Backhand topspin volleys
  4. Backhand left and right sidespin volleys (sawing motion)
  5. Alternating forehand and backhand side spin shots (paintbrush motion)
  6. Taking speed off the ball
  7. Volley to surprise lobThird shot drop shots into the kitchen
  8. Disguised lobs when dinking
  9. Disguised body shots when dinking
  10. Sharp angle shots when dinking
  11. Fake overhead smash shots

While the whole video is embedded below, here is a link to start the video right at the beginning of advanced drills at about 6:40 in the video: Advanced Wall Drills

RSVP NOW!

RSVP NOW PLEASE!

Close to 100 Members and Guests!

Viva l’Italia! 

Annual TMPC Members Italian Banquet

with optional Karaoke and Resolutions

Free to members! Thank you members!

  • Saturday January 4th
  • 6 pm to 9 pm
  • McKinley Arts and Culture Center at 925 Riverside Drive in Reno
  • Guests who are not TMPC members are most welcome but will be invoiced $15 prior to event.
  • RSVP needed at least a week prior to the event.

RSVP for Annual TMPC Members Banquet   – RSVP by Saturday 12/28!

Have you signed up? Check here: truckeemeadowspickleballclub.org/annual-tmpc-members-banquet/

Tuesday Tip – Backboard Wall Drills for Intermediates

This is the second in a series from Joe Baker on wall drills.

Intermediate wall drills will cover:
  1. Alternating forehand and backhand ground strokes imparting spin.
  2. Short hop shots to the feet.
  3. Forehand and backhand drop shots
  4. Forehand only dink shots steering the ball left and right
  5. Backhand only dink shots steering the ball left and right
  6. Alternating forehand and backhand dink shots steering the ball left and right
  7. Forehand only volley shots steering the ball left and right
  8. Backhand only volley shots steering the ball left and right
  9. Alternating forehand and backhand volley shots steering the ball left and right
  10. Forehand and backhand lob shots

While the whole video is embedded below, here is a link to start the video right at the beginning of intermediate drills which end about 6:40 in the video: Intermediate Wall Drills

Win Some Bling and Holiday Gym Closures!

Carson City Pickleball Courts Fundraiser – $10 Tickets

Tickets can be delivered to Reno area!

Click to see just how beautiful this pendant is!

From Dave Whitefield  and Juana Beguelin- USAPA Ambassador for Carson City.

For tickets and more information, please Email Dave or Email Juana. You may also call Juana at 775-882-6131.

“Juana and I have put together a fundraising raffle to try to make some additional money for our project to refurbish and convert 2 tennis courts at Mills Park into 8 dedicated outdoor pickleball courts. As you all know, we’ve raised a little over $5,600 so far with help from TMPC and all of you (thank you very much). We have gotten a little more ambitious, and believe if we can raise additional funds, we can expand the project from 4 dedicated courts to 8.

We’re promoting this at the MAC, through friends and family, and Juana’s connections in the community. I believe there is a potential here to raise all the funds needed to do the complete project for 8 dedicated courts.

Tickets are $10 each, and the prize is a beautiful gold, ruby and diamond pendant necklace with an appraised value of $1,000, generously donated by The Diamond Vault in Reno.

The drawing will be held at the MAC on February 8th, just in time for Valentine’s Day. You don’t have to be present to win.

If you can think of ways to help, want to buy and/or sell tickets, or just spread the word, we would greatly appreciate it. I’m attaching a copy of the flyer we created to help promote sales. You can contact me or Juana for tickets or more info.

Thanks,
Dave & Juana”
Big pickleball thanks to The Diamond Vault of Reno!

Holiday Gym Closures have been updated on the Indoor Courts page. Be sure to check them out before you head to the courts!

Tuesday Tip – Backboard Wall Drills for Beginners

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.

  1. Forehand and backhand ground strokes
  2. Alternating forehand and backhand ground strokes
  3. Serves
  4. Forehand and backhand volley shots
  5.  Alternating forehand and backhand volley shots, increasing speed and distance as your skill improves.

You can also do a lot of these drills at home using the foam golf balls shown in http://truckeemeadowspickleballclub.org/tuesday-tip-reaction-time-helps/.

Jingle Balls Event – Great Fun For All

Jingle Balls Members Event

It was a great success… Everyone had a lot of fun.

 

Overall Winners – Becky Privitt and Kimberly Monte

Most Improved Female – Lauren Greenwood (court 1 to 5)

Most Improved Male – Ken Grey (court 3 to 8)

Most improved Female – Lauren Greenwood (court 1 to 5)

Best Santa –  Sarah Waters

 

Best Elf – Becky Privitt 

 

Best Rudolf – Meri West

 

 

Thanks to all the members and all the board members and volunteers to make these fun events happen monthly!