Clinics, Event, and Tournaments

Clinics in Reno and Tahoe with National Champion Matthew Blom and special guest Mexican National Champion Emanuel Pickleball

  • Who – Matthew Blom and Emanuel Pickleball
  • Where & When in RenoRegency Courts – Monday July 8th – Beginner/Intermediate (9 AM to 12 PM)  – Intermediate/Advanced (1 PM to 4 PM)
  • Where & When Tahoe CityKilner Park – Tuesday July 9th and Wednesday July 10th (see site for times offered at Kilner Park)
  • Semi-Private lessons are also available at each venue.

For more information and to register, please click here: Matthew Blom and Emanual Pickleball Clinic

If you are registering for the Reno clinic at Regency Courts, please be sure to select Monday July 8th in your “Select A Date“!


Date is set for Community Color Clash!

  • When – Saturday August 3rd TimeTBD
  • Where – Carson City MAC
  • Who – All players – members and non members from all over the area
  • What – Round robin play with players from all over northern Nevada playing with random players from different communities in skill levels.
  • Points – Individual player scores will be tabulated as well as each community’s points! Community points will be proportioned to how many players from each community participate.
  • Colors? – Players from each community are suggested to wear shirts of the same color!
          • Arrowcreek – Lime Green
          • Carson City – Black
          • Del Webb/Somersett – Yellow
          • Fallon – Green
          • Incline Village – Purple
          • Minden/Gardnerville – White
          • Regency – Red
          • Reno – Blue
          • Sparks – Orange

Sign ups are not ready at this time but will be soon!



Reno Senior Games Registration is now open!



2019 Tahoe Peak Pickleball Challenge

Great opportunity for great play up at Truckee Northstar this September. Be sure to sign up to play &/or volunteer. Truckee will be gorgeous in September!

Check out all the info here:


Meet your new board! Guess what’s coming?

Announcing the 2019 – 2020 TMPC Officers and Board of Directors

President – Joe Burfield

Vice President – Paul Kocher

Secretary – Karen Wallis

Treasurer – Cathie Barbato

Membership – Nicholas St Jon

Community Liaison – Paul Ricciardi

Social – Netto Montoya

Special Events – Sheri Barainca

Webmaster – Carol Amos



Save the tentative date!

Community Color Craze – Carson MAC – August 3rd

This event is going to be a BLAST! All players from all communities are invited. Round robin with a twist. Play will be in skill levels for fun and even play. Open to members and non-members.

Players from each community are asked to wear a color specific to your community. You will be with a different partner  from random communities each game but your points will total both individually and towards your community’s total points.

Details and registration will be coming soon but please spread the word! No partner needed !

What’s your color?

Arrowcreek – Lime Green

Carson City – Black

Del Webb/Somersett – Yellow

Fallon – Green

Incline Village – Purple

Minden/Gardnerville – White

Regency – Red

Reno – Blue

Sparks – Orange


Elections, Pack the Gym Tuesday Night PB Date, & Senior Games

Thank you to all the members who came, played and voted Tuesday night at the TMPC General Meeting. Five new board members were elected to replace the five outgoing board members. Board members serve a two year term.

The five new board members elected Tuesday night for the next two membership years are Sheri Barainca, Joe Burfield, Paul Kocher, Nicholas St Jon, and Karen Wallis.

Outgoing board members deserve a big round of applause. Thank you to Liz Brown, Bruce Burkham, Alan Clark, Paula Cobb, and Lyle Mason.


Welcome new board members and thank you for stepping up!


Pack the Gym Night!

How awesome is this?

Neil Road Rec Center will be opening up for pickleball play on Tuesday July 2nd. Four courts will be available.

Let’s fill Neil Road Rec Center Tuesday July 2!

Beginner Pickleball – 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Advanced Pickleball – 6:30 to 8:30 pm


2019 Reno Senior Summer Games Info

Save the dates for Reno Senior Games.

  • Recreational Division – Neil Road – August 20-23
  • Competitive Division – Boys & Girls Club – August 21-24

Did you know that the City of Reno uses numbers of participants in these events to help determine funding and facility allotment for all activities?

To be added to the Senior Games email list, send an email to and put ‘Sign Me Up For The Senior Games’ in the subject line.

Registration is not yet open for the August Senior Games, but we will post a link when it does.

Please play and support pickleball!


Membership Update

To date, we have 131 Memberships signed up for next year. A whopping 25 new members have signed up and 106 members have renewed. Counting all the members from last year and new members for the upcoming year, we have 300 members!

Your membership includes many perks listed on the web page below. You may also sign up or renew your membership through that page. Thank you!


Open Play and General Membership Meeting Tuesday June 25th

Please come and play and then vote for 5 new board members for the 2019 – 2020 membership year at Neil Road Recreation Center on Tuesday June 25th from 3 to 6 pm.  All members welcome. Come play and then vote!


  • Annual Meeting Tuesday June 25th.
  • Neil Road Rec Center – Play PB from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
  • Meeting & new board member election scheduled from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
  • Do not worry about coming and being nominated! A number of current TMPC members have already volunteered for election to the board! However, late applications from current members are welcome!
  • All members – 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 membership years – are welcome and eligible to vote!



A post with all the info and pictures will be posted later this week, but huge thanks to all who came, blew courts off, played, ate, and donated for the Mira Loma Courts at Saturdays Picklefest.

Money raised at Picklefest = $1653.10

Current donations towards Mira Loma Courts ~ $11,600!


Membership runs from July 1st to June 30th.  Please renew your membership now!

Just a courtesy notice, the password for the online TMPC Membership Directory will be changed on Monday July 1st. Only current 2019 – 202o TMPC Members will be emailed the new password.

Thanks to the 22 NEW members and 87 RENEWING members who have completed their applications and paid already. 

Update for Friday June 14th

Buckle up players!

Lots of info to share with you!

Picklefest Saturday June 22 at Hidden Valley– Think of it. Twelve dedicated courts at Mira Loma. How awesome will this be for our area? All proceeds go towards Mira Loma Pickleball Complex. We have some openings left for individual and teams.  Register here.

Change of date, time and venue for General Membership Meeting and Board of Directors elections. Now at Neil Road on Tuesday June 25th from 3 to 6 pm.  All members welcome. Come play and then vote!

Updated Wednesday hours at Neil Road for the summer effective now until August 9th. Please check here:


Reno Senior Games – More details will becoming soon. Save the dates! Recreational and Competitive PB will be held the week of August 20th – 24th.


Have you played at Incline Village Tennis Center? If you are interested visiting these gorgeous courts and getting on their email list for fun events and open play, please check out updated info for Incline Village Pickleball on our Outdoor Courts page.

Last but certainly not least, save the dates for Tahoe Peak Pickleball Challenge to be held at beautiful and close Northstar Resorts. Registration opens up on June 21st. This is going to be a great event!

Membership runs from July 1st to June 30th.  Please renew your membership now!

Thanks to the 80+ members who have already renewed or joined for next year!




“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date and time for the TMPC Annual Meeting and Election of new board members has changed. The meeting will now take place at the Neil Road Recreation Center on Tuesday, June 25 from 3 until 6 PM. Check-in and onsite renewals will begin at 3 pm followed by open play. Play will discontinue and the meeting will begin at 5 PM including election of new board members. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and hope you will be able to attend at the new time and place.” President Lyle Mason

  • Annual Meeting Tuesday June 25th.
  • Neil Road Rec Center – Play PB from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
  • Meeting & new board member election scheduled from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
  • *Do not worry about coming and being nominated! A number of current TMPC members have already volunteered for election to the board!

Thank you to our all our members and outgoing board of directors – Liz Brown, Bruce Burkham, Alan Clark, Paula Cobb, & Lyle Mason.


The TMPC Annual Meeting is now scheduled for Tuesday , June 25 at 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Neil Road Rec Center in Reno. The gym will be available for play before the meeting from 3:00 to 5:00. Play will stop at 5:00 and meeting is scheduled from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. All members are encouraged to attend.

On election day each candidate will have time to address the membership, give their qualifications and explain why they would like to be on the Board.

*The candidates for the five openings are as follows: Bob Aikman, Nick Barainca, Sheri Barainca, Joe Burfield, Paul Kocher,  Nicholas St. Jon and Karen Wallis.

Current president, Lyle Mason, has prepared a letter outlining the election process.   Please review the letter by clicking on this link: TMPC BOARD of DIRECTORS ELECTIONS NOTICE

TMPC Membership Renewals Available Now

Thank you for your membership last year and thank you to all who have renewed your membership for next year.

Membership runs from July 1 to June 30th. Renewal membership forms will be available at the event and you may pay with cash or check, or you may renew your membership and pay online here:

United Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser

 & TMPC present the 2nd Annual

United Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser.



Space is limited. Please sign up quickly and reserve your spot by Friday May 17th.

What: Pickleball Fundraiser benefiting UCPNV’s THRIVE camp and Conductive Education Equipment will be at the fundraiser.

Suggested Donation: $30 per player. There will also be a silent auction

When: Wednesday May 22nd from 9 to noon. Lunch will be provided by Toll Brothers after play concludes. Please check in by 8:30.

Where: Regency at Damonte Ranch located at 9800 Regency Park Dr

Questions: Please call Cassie with UCPNV at 775-322-6555

Please sign up ASAP here: United Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser signups.

Sign ups as of Tuesday May 21 at 8:00 pm = 47 Players
Bob Aikman
Diana Aikman
Cathie Barbato
Ralph Barbato
Kerry Barnes
Peggy Barnes
Tammy Burke
Bruce Burkham
Paula Cobb
Lori Cramer
Sue Ernhout
Mile Folster
Richard furtado
John Garfinkle
Pepi Gassiot
Patricia Iten
Paul Krefting
Lyle Mason
Steven McClung
Rick Mcdermid
Cindy Ostrander
Terry Otis
Bob Pitcock
Karin Pitcock
Beth Plassman
Randy Plymell
Becky Privitt
Mary Ann Ricciardi
Paul Ricciardi
Mike Ryan
Kay Sedlak
Ryan Stewart
Paula Tlachac
David Trudell
Larry Monson
Sheila Monson
Teena Parduhn
Stephen Brown
Liz Brown
Wade Johnson
Denise Johnson
Pete Privitt
Cathy Fitzgerald
Chip Chadwick
Dave Stultz
Dina Stultz
Mike Gray


Please click on image for full size flyer.






Needed – Board of Directors


Hello TMPC Members,

Club bylaws require that elections be held each June to fill Board of Directors terms that are expiring. This year the terms of Lyle Mason, Paula Cobb, Alan Clark, Liz Brown and Bruce Burkham will be expiring. Carol Amos, Cathie Barbato, Netto Montoya and Paul Ricciardi will remain on the Board for the second year of their term.

At this time it is not known which, if any, of these current Board members will run for re-election.

Club bylaws require that a nominating committee be formed in April in order to find qualified candidates for the election. This has been done and Paula Cobb, current Vice-President is serving as chair of this committee. Club bylaws require that the candidates be identified and their names published by the end of May.

Qualifications require that a person be willing to serve a two year term; that the person be a year round resident of the Truckee Meadows and that the person not be related to any other member serving on the Board at the same time.

Time commitment for most board members is a monthly meeting of about 90 minutes plus a bit of extra work behind the scenes and attendance at monthly member only events if possible.

The way our process works is that the general membership elects the Board of Directors and then the Board of Directors decides who will hold specific positions such as President, etc.

The nominating process is simple. You can nominate yourself or you can nominate another person. If you nominate another person, please check with them to be sure they are willing to be a candidate.

On election day each candidate will have time to address the membership and explain why they would like to be on the Board.

The date, time and place of the election is yet to be determined. You will be notified in the near future.

For now, the important thing is to send your nominations to:

Thank you for your consideration of this important process.

TMPC Board of Directors

TMPC Members Only Social this Wednesday

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

Silent Auction Items

$250 Gift Card for Wild River Grille
Donated by Brenda & Reto Gross & Family

$100 value Pickleball Gift Basket
Donated by Nick  & Vicki Sharp

$100 value Engage Mystic paddle & cooler PB bag
Donated by Sara & Victor Betancourt

$150 value Gearbox GH7 Paddle & Gearbox backpack
Donated by Brian Fairchild

Portable Pickleball Net
Donated by Liz & Steve Brown

$125 Gardening Gift Basket
Donated by Teena Parduhn

Raffle Items

Pro Lite Paddle
Donated by  Nick Barainca
Won by Betty Fairchild

Onix Paddle
Donated by Nick Sharp
Won by Mike Amos

Pickleball Strategy for Two - Doubled at Event
Donated by Nick & Vicki Sharp
Won by Netto Montoya
Won by Frank Myers

$50 Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card
Donated by Paul & Mary Ann Ricciardi
Won by Marvin Katz

Gift Basket Bath & Body Works Gift Card
Donated by Becky and Pete Privitt
Won by Ruby Carrasco Paley

Wine & Gift Basket
Donated by Susie Walker
Won by Lauren Greenwood

$50 Amazon Gift Card
Donated by Dave Whitefield & Juana Beguelin
Won by Lyle Mason

Dog Crate still in box & $25 Scheel's Gift Card
Donated by Pamela Dutton
Won by Teena Parduhn

$50 Spa Finder Gift Card
Donated by Cathie & Ralph Barbato
Won by Steve & Liz Brown

$50 Wild River Gift Card
Donated by  Cathie & Ralph Barbato
Won by Carol & Mike Amos

Franklin Pickleball Bag
Donated by Cathie Barbato
Won by Ruby Carrasco Paley

Franklin Pickleball Bag
Donated by Joan Deputy
Won by Bruce Burkham

2 - $25 gift cards to Cantina Los Tres Hombres
Donated by Howard & Pat Iten
Won by Don Unruh

Handmade Children's Quilt
Donated by Jan Bogikes
Won by Steve & Liz Brown



  • 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.