Sign up now for Picklefest on Saturday June 22nd!

It’s been a wet and wild spring here in northern Nevada, but things are getting ready to heat up for summer pickleball!

TMPC will be sponsoring three events this summer as FUNdraisers for Mira Loma Courts. Sign up for the first event is open on the page linked below.

Saturday June 22 – Picklefest Round Robin – Hidden Valley Courts

Everyone is welcome!

  • Open to TMPC members and non members!
  • Sign up NOW! Space is limited! $25 per player. 
  • This is a combined (handicap) type round robin event, with no age restrictions!
  • Have a partner – great! Don’t have a partner – we will try to hook you up. However, partnered teams that have paid will get first preference.

Click here to find more about the event & the links to sign up and pay .

TMPC hopes players from all around northern Nevada and California will come and play in these fun events. Come meet our members and support more courts for northern Nevada!

Let’s get players from all over together and play and meet new friends!


  • Saturday July 20th – Tentative TMPC & USAPA Ambassadors – FUNdraiser event for Mira Loma Courts
  • Saturday August 17th – Tentative TMPC & USAPA Ambassadors – FUNdraiser event for Mira Loma Courts

Getting to Know TMPC Members – Ryan Stewart

Bob Aikman and Ryan Stewart – GOLD in Boise!

HELLO, MY NAME IS Ryan Stewart.


I FIRST HEARD ABOUT PICKLEBALL  on the news “Fastest growing sport in the nation!”

I LOVE PICKLEBALL BECAUSE I love the competition.

MY OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS INCLUDE  helping people find a place called HOME!

I PLAY PICKLEBALL 3 times a week.



Just for you, Ryan!

MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT the chicken came before the egg.

Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us, Ryan!

Let’s get to know all our members!  Share your info below:
 Getting to Know TMPC Members Form

Reno Tahoe Senior Games Fun For All!

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!

Competitive Division Results

Women’s Competitive being silly

Women’s 4.0
BRONZE – Sandy Nieland & Karen Rinella
GOLD – Brenda Gross & Becky Privitt
SILVER – Krista Kip & Christina Fegert

Women’s 4.5
BRONZE – Vicki Sharp & Ruby Carrasco-Paley
GOLD – Sue Ernhout & Debbie Vanegas
SILVER – Kathy Updike & Debbie Fuetsch

Alan Clark striking a pose

Women’s Competitive

Mixed Competitive with Paul Ricciardi filling in for Rick Gardner.


3.5 Mixed
BRONZE – Gene Carr & Beth Reese
GOLD – Gregg Bashford & Rose Payne
SILVER – Liz Brown & Dave Swanson

Mixed 4.0
SILVER – Carol Amos & Dick Furtado
GOLD – Karen Rinella & Doug Rinella
BRONZE – Debbie Vanegas & George Hurlbert

Mixed 4.5
SILVER – Brian Fairchild & Joan Deputy
GOLD – Kathy Updike & Sam Updike
BRONZE – Debbie Fuetsch (with a cutie!) & Alan Clark

Mixed Competitive being silly

Men’s Division being silly

No wonder Terry won gold!

Men’s 4.5
GOLD – Terry Donahue & Brian Fairchild
SILVER – Sam Updike & Paul Smith

Men’s 3.5
SILVER – Joe Barainca & Nick Barainca
GOLD – Gary Muhonen & Phil Elcano
BRONZE – Dick Furtado & Don Beade

Men’s Competitive Division

Pickleball Mom Helps Son with PTSD

Whether you have been playing one day or one year or fifty one years, pickleball has likely enhanced your life in many ways.

Kory and Lynne Kelly

A recent podcast on Pickleball Kitchen showcases Kory Kelly’s amazing journey through PTSD and back out into the world with some help from pickleball and pickleball friends.

Listen to Kory’s amazing story here:

Not a podcast listener? Check out this fabulous article by Jodi Pree in San Marcos Island’s Coastal Breeze News.

“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.”

Parks Commission Meeting This Tuesday Night

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!

A link to the agenda can be accessed here: Notice of Meeting

  • Date:  Tuesday February 5th
  • Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Location: McKinley Arts & Culture Center – 925 Riverside Drive in Reno

Hope to see a big contingent of players at the meeting!

Help Support More Courts in Truckee Meadows

Public input is needed for 2 different designs for Cyan Park in south Reno at 2121 Long Meadow Drive. Please take a minute to send a short email to City of Reno to support more courts!

The two designs for the park can be viewed here: Cyan Park Designs


There are two drawings on separate pages.
  • CONCEPT #1 – Four pickleball courts – Whoop whoop!
  • CONCEPT #2 – Two pickleball courts

People can email: 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!

VOTE by emailing Jeff Mann – Parks Manager

Spice Up Your Warm Ups!

Think of how many different shots you use – or should use – during each and every pickleball game.

Dinks, drops, drives, volleys, blocks, lobs, overheads, and more.


Now, truth time here, how many times do you only dink for warm ups?

Well, Nicole Havlicek and Jordan Briones,  PrimeTime Pickleball, have the perfect warm up to get all your shots “primed” and ready for your next pickleball day.

Sure, you can warm up with 5 minutes of dinking. But why not actually practice a variety of shots? Variety is the spice of life!

Getting to Know TMPC Members – Kathy Johanson

HELLO, MY NAME IS Kathy Johanson.


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 THAT I’m a published author.

Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us, Kathy!

Let’s get to know all our members!  Share your info below:
 Getting to Know TMPC Members Form