Pack The Gym, Pack the Senior Games, Save the Dates, Got Paddles, CCC Follow-up

Special Open Pickleball Night at Neil Road Rec Center

Pack the Gym Night – Tuesday August 13th  from    6 to 9 pm- Open Pickleball. Four courts, no bugs, no wind, air conditioning. What more can you ask for? All four courts open!

Pack the Reno Senior Games

End the summer with friends – new and old. Well, that didn’t come out too well….. Be sure to sign up for the Reno Senior Games. Grab your best pickleball pal and have a blast.  All the info here!

Also, the Opening & Closing Ceremonies for the Senior Games are always good times. Opening Ceremony will be held at Baldini’s Casino on Wednesday August 14th from 6-9 pm.  Closing Ceremony will be held Closing Ceremony at McKinley Arts Center on Saturday August 31st from 11 am-1 pm.

 Boys and Girls Club….Open Gym Opening Day…

Following the Senior Games, Tuesday, August 27 will be the first day of “Open Gym” play at the Boys & Girls Club. The schedule will be the same as past seasons….Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 until 2 except days when school is not in session.

Save the Date – First Social of the Membership Year – Freaky Friday
  • When: Friday September 13th
  • Time: 4 – 7 pm
  • Where: Hidden Valley Courts
  • More info will be coming soon. Please save the date!
Got Extra Paddles?

Nick Sharp and Netto Montoya are taking pickleball to the kids of Truckee Meadows.  Do you have some extra paddles that you are not using that you would like to donate to the cause? Please contact a board member or Nick Sharp to donate. Thank you very much!

Community Color Craze Follow Up

Thanks again to all the players at the Community Color Craze. Here is a great follow up article by USAPA Ambassador Dave Whitefield.



Community Color Clash Results


Seventy two players from all around northern Nevada gathered at the Carson City MAC for good play, new friendships and to raise money towards building dedicated outdoor pickleball courts in the Carson City area.

From entry fees and donations from area players, a whopping $3,018.96 was raised on Saturday! Way to go players.

Big thanks to all the players, staff at the MAC, USAPA area ambassadors and many volunteers who made this event great!

Community Results

Points were taken from all the games and proportioned to average the score of each player from that community. The two players from Minden/Gardnerville averaged 9.375 points per game. Way to go Robin Nolte and William Harris!


Place Community Player Average
1st Minden 9.375
2nd Incline/Tahoe 8.750
3rd Fallon 8.643
Carson City 8.583
Regency 8.518
Arrowcreek 8.225
Reno 7.852
Sparks 7.833
Dell Webb 6.500

Skill Division Results – Click on link for all division results.

2.5 & 3.0 Division
–  Wes Mattice, Karen Wallis, Robin Nolte, Don Unruh

3.5 Division – Beth Reese, Paula Tlachac, Mike Amos, Steve McClung

4.0 Division – Becky Privitt, Dave Stultz, Dave Burke, Karen Bruner


Very special thanks to Dave Whitefield and Juana Beguelin for the delicious food spread donated by Costco and setting up this fabulous event! Dave also took photos and videos to share. You can access them here:  CCC Photos and Videos

Carol Amos took some photos and they can be accessed here: More CCC Photos

Dave and Juana and Scott from the MAC had a special presentation for Paula Tlachac, Frank Boudreau, Karin and Bob Pitcock who started pickleball at the MAC.

See what you all started? Good times with good people!

Reno-Tahoe Senior Games – Let’s Play!

The City of Reno is once again hosting the Reno-Tahoe Senior Games.  Recreational and Competitive Divisions will be offered. And it’s inside with wall to wall fun and air conditioning!

Reno Senior Games Registration is now open!

Recreational Division – Neil Road Rec Center – Tuesday August 20 – Friday August 23

Competitive Division – Boys & Girls Club – Wednesday August 21 – Saturday August 24

You may register online through this link (see on line registration tips below) or you may print out the registration packet here and register in person or mail in your registration form to:

Neil Road Recreation Center,  3925 Neil Rd. , Reno, Nevada

Evelyn Mount Recreation Center,  1301 Valley Rd., Reno, Nevada

Or you may email your completed form to SeniorServices@Reno.Gov

Let’s once again make pickleball the sport with the most athletes!

Registered? Please email: TruckeeMeadowsPickleballClub with your name so I can post it below! 


Carol Amos

Hot Pickleball Days!

Things are heating up for hot pickleball days this summer!


Getting to Know TMPC Members

Remember this feature? Let’s get it started again! Check out past features here.

Let’s get to know all our members! Don’t be shy! Share your info below:  Getting to Know TMPC Members Form

Have you renewed your membership yet?

Just a friendly reminder that over 100 of you haven’t renewed for this year. Our membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. If you haven’t renewed, please consider renewing soon. We have many MEMBER ONLY EVENTS lined up for next year!

Current membership =  180 Members (last year ~ 300)

Renewals = 137    New Members = 43



Community Color Craze

Registrations are HOT with over 70 players registered! We are definitely going to PACK the MAC for this fun colorful event!

HELP! Volunteers needed! Not signed up but want to come? Please email TruckeeMeadowsPickleballClub  with your name and number to offer to help during the event. Score runners, photographer, and court monitors needed. Thank you!

Reno Senior Games Registration is now open!

Please help the City of Reno fund pickleball programs throughout the year by joining in on the fun of the Reno Senior Games!

Let’s pack the Recreational and Competitive Games and show the City of Reno just how much WE LOVE PICKLEBALL.


2019 Tahoe Peak Pickleball Challenge

Great opportunity for great play up at Truckee Northstar this September.

Check out all the info here:

Community Color Craze Registration Now Open

Let’s play community color coded pickleball!

Play with and against other players from around the area.  Every player’s points will be added with all the players from their community and proportioned to see which community comes up with the highest percentage.

This is going to be a really fun event!

What color will you be wearing? Click the link below to find out what color your community will be wearing on Saturday August 3rd!

Please sign up ASAP through:

Community Color Craze

This is a fundraiser towards dedicated pickleball courts in Carson City. Special thanks to the MAC for donating court time!



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. 



“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: