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!
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“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.”
Commission Meeting for Parks Departments will be held this Tuesday February 5th from 6 – 8 pm at McKinley Arts & Culture Center.
Please come bearing paddles and your favorite pickleball shirt to show all the Truckee Meadows Parks Commissioners just how we love PB in the Truckee Meadows!!
TMPC President Lyle Mason and USAPA District Ambassadors for Northern Nevada Nick & Vicki Sharp and Lyle Mason will each present short presentations during public comments.
Discussion points Lyle, Nick and Vicki will be presenting include an overview of facilities in the area including before and after pictures of Hidden Valley, possible courts at the new Cyan Park, and how few dedicated courts our area has compared to other cities of similar size. Also covered will be growth of pickleball in the area and the need for more facilities.
Please note that it will be best if only Nick & Vicki and Lyle speak but please plan on attending the meeting and showing your support for pickleball in Reno, Sparks and Washoe County! Bring your paddle and wear your lucky pickleball shirt!
CONCEPT #1 – Four pickleball courts – Whoop whoop!
CONCEPT #2 – Two pickleball courts
People can email: email@example.com attn: Jeff Mann – Parks Manager and please support CONCEPT #1 with 4 courts.
Final City of Reno approval will be in May with construction to begin in 2020. You can view a local news story about Cyan Park here. Please don’t try to go to the Open House. It was last Thursday, but you can still submit your input!
I FIRST HEARD ABOUT PICKLEBALL in 1980 in Seattle but forgot about it until last year!
I LOVE PICKLEBALL BECAUSE it doesn’t hurt my shoulder or foot (old tennis injuries), and it’s so fun!
MY OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS INCLUDE teaching, mentoring, reading, writing, traveling, skiing, golfing, hiking and watching football.
I PLAY PICKLEBALL 4 days a week.
MY DREAM PICKLEBALL PARTNER IS anyone that likes to laugh and have good competitive fun!
IN MY PREVIOUS/CURRENT LIFE I was an Industrial Engineering Methods Analyst and Manager at Boeing 25 years, Landscape company owner, Project Management consultant, Winery co-owner, Medical Device company CEO, and I still am a college professor 18 years strong.
MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THATI’m a published author.
Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us, Kathy!
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Forty eight players took to the pickleball courts at Boys & Girls club for a members only round robin. Thirty six 3.5 players were split into three groups of 12 and twelve 4.0+ players played from 9:30 to 1:00. Each player played a total of six games and had three byes.
Big thanks to all the players and volunteers for this fun event!
And the winners are —- hover and then click on the images below to find out the winners. Players, if the results posted are messed up, please contact Carol Amos asap. She can’t remember #%@ and had to try and read the certificates from the images to recreate the results.
More events are coming soon with fun and different formats. Please check out our events page for more info.
Did you know that the City of Reno’s uses participation numbers and revenue from the Reno Tahoe Senior Games to allocate funds, staffing, and facility usage?
That is just one of many good reasons to support the City of Reno and make pickleball once again the sport with the biggest participation numbers. Bragging rights and current and future courts are on the line!
Please sign up for the Reno Tahoe Senior Games! Let’s thank the City of Reno for helping Truckee Meadows Pickleball grow and keep growing.
Registration is open for the 2019 Winter Reno Tahoe Senior Games through January 28th. Grab a partner or two! You may register online through this link or you may print out the registration packet here and register in person at Neil Road Recreation Center or Evelyn Mount Recreation Center.