Clean Up Day at Hidden Valley Regional Park

From Board Member Vicki Sharp to volunteers:

Sheridan Tinker, Paul Kocher, Bruce Burkham, Teena Parduhn, Joan Deputy, Betty Gaines, Josh & Susan Hilden, George Leezy,Karen Bruner, Jim & Caroline Rich, Brian Fairchild, Michael Ryan, Susie Gordon, Carol Amos, Jeff Partyka, Sue Ernhout, Kerry Barnes, Nick & Vicki Sharp

“I can’t thank you enough for your efforts on Saturday, Oct. 24th during the Hidden Valley Park cleanup day on behalf of the Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club.

Everyone worked very hard cleaning up leaves, tumble mustard, horse manure, trash and whatever needed freshened up!

Ranger John was so impressed with our group of workers and commented that we completed 46 hours of work that one ranger would have done.

We collected 36 bags of leaves and 60 bags of weeds and debris.

Thanks for making a difference!!!

From Bret Hartman
Park Ranger, Truckee River District

“Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club volunteers,
We are very impressed! Your work is really appreciated as we have quite the small crew. Not only do we appreciate the hours the club puts in, we appreciate the quality of work.
Thanks again!”
Bret Hartman
Park Ranger , Truckee River District
Washoe County Community Services Department
(775) 828-6659 (office)
(775) 828-6614 (fax)
6000 Bartley Ranch Rd., Reno, NV 89511

Matt Webber
Adopt-A-Spot Coordinator

“Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club,
On behalf of myself and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB), I would like to thank all the TM Pickleball Club volunteers for donating your time and energy to make our region cleaner and more attractive for everyone. Your dedication is a testament to the high regard Truckee Meadows residents place in our community and your work is truly appreciated. Ranger John and Bret have been thoroughly impressed by your group’s efforts and are so happy to have you as an adopter to Hidden Valley Regional Park.
If you’d like to learn more about KTMB, our mission and programming, I encourage you to log onto our website and follow us on our social media platforms.

Our next community-wide volunteer effort will be KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling, signups will be live on November 23rd and I will send Vicki an email when they become available.”

Thanks again everyone,


Matt Webber
Adopt-A-Spot Coordinator
(o) 775-851-5185 – (c) 775-223-5901











Las Vegas Tournament Results

Several local pickleball players participated in the PPA Championships at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Oct. 22-25, 2020.

Medals were won by:

Diane DeLauer & Lisa Angus (CA) Silver medal at 2.5, 3.0 50+, 60+ Women’s doubles

Sherri Barainca & Susan Volinkaty – Bronze medal 4.0 19+, 35+ Women’s Doubles


Bob Aikman & Mark Weber – Silver medal 4.0 60+ Men’s Doubles

Susan Volinkaty & John Gibbs – Silver medal 4.0 50+ Mixed Doubles


Reyna & JT Ash – Silver medal 4.0 19+
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Congratulations to all players!

Meet Your Five New Board of Directors

Congratulations to the five newly elected board members who will begin their two year terms on July 1st with an introductory Welcome to the Board Meeting this Tuesday June 16th at 10 am at Hidden Valley Regional Park.

Members are welcome at all meetings and agendas can always be accessed here:

Your five newly elected board members are below in alphabetical order.

Bob Basso  Bob Basso   Lyle Mason  Lyle Mason

Paul Ricciardi  Paul Ricciardi Vicki Sharp  Vicki Sharp

Jeanne Vernon  Jeanne Vernon

Thanks to all who volunteered to run for the board. You are appreciated and marvelous!

News from Carson City and Gardnerville and Fallon

More and more players from all around the outlying Truckee Meadows areas are becoming TMPC members and events are held all around the areas.

With that in mind, we have added a few new pages to our website. One for Carson Valley Area Pickleball which will include Carson City and the Minden and Gardnerville areas. Another page will highlight Fallon Pickleball.

Carson Valley Area Pickleball

Carson City Parks and Rec Commission will have a meeting Tuesday October 1st, and pickleball will be on the agenda.

Also, Douglas County is hosting Senior Olympics this October. *NEW* – Schedule posted!

Find all about all the Carson Valley Area Pickleball news on the new web page located under Places to Play.

Fallon Pickleball

Fallon Pickleball was recently featured in the first print edition of the Fallon Post. Read all about how pickleball came to Fallon way back in the 1980’s!

Fallon Pickleball news and updates will also be housed under Places to Play.

Playtime Scheduler

From Carol Amos

Recently, I shared  Playtime Scheduler with my twin sister – Kathy Getto  – who  helps  with Boise Area Pickleball Association. Kathy checked it out, loved it, and signed up as the Boise Idaho area administrator for Playtime Scheduler in the last week or so.  Already, Boise has 70+ registered and more are signing up and using Playtime Scheduler daily! I have also talked to Sacramento area players who use and rave about it, too.

I have signed up as the administrator for the greater Truckee Meadows area which currently includes two areas – Reno & Sparks as well as Carson Valley and Fallon. As the administrator, I have added all outdoor pickleball courts and all of the indoor facilities that I am aware of. If you want additional courts added, please email TMPC with the information.

The application also allows for invite only sessions if you want to set up private play dates. No more group texts bouncing all around cyberspace over and over again!

Please feel free to sign up and use Playtime Scheduler and share it with your friends. It is FREE and the more that use it the better it will work for all of us. Not limited to TMPC Members but we sure hope all of you support TMPC.

For step by step instructions on how to easily create your own account, please click here:

Be sure to share this with your PB friends all across the greater Truckee Meadows area!  Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Gardnerville, and Fallon are all available. Please email TMPC to add more locations!

HELPFUL HINT: You can look at all the play scheduled through PlayTime Schedule in the Sacramento area by clicking on the word Demo just under the email address blank on the Player Log In page.

Missed Shot Frustrations

So, we’ve all been there. Missed a shot and had a reaction. Or your partner has missed a shot and we’ve had a reaction. Here’s a fun video. Which do you do?

After you have watched the video, please share anonymously which frustrations you have done on the court. We won’t be hunting you down to video tape your court frustrations!

You can choose just one or as many as you like. Just click on one or more and vote. Thanks and happy playing – during good plays and bad plays!