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: http://truckeemeadowspickleballclub.org/indoor-courts/

 

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!

 

ANNUAL MEETING AND PLAY DATE – NOW Tuesday June 25th

NEW DATE AND TIME FOR ANNUAL MEETING AND PLAY

“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.

TMPC ANNUAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

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: http://truckeemeadowspickleballclub.org/membership-become-a-tmpc-member/

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!

**SAVE THE DATES FOR MORE TMPC SUMMER EVENTS**

  • 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

Needed – Board of Directors

TMPC BOARD of DIRECTORS ELECTIONS

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: kobbwebb@yahoo.com

Thank you for your consideration of this important process.

TMPC Board of Directors

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.

 

 

 

 

News from March 22nd

Kings and Queens of the Court

On Wednesday March 20th, 64 TMPC members participated in two sessions of Kings and Queens of the Court. Players moved up and down the courts depending on their wins/losses of each game. No scores were kept for each game and participants played to great music brought by Netto Montoya.

Check out the gallery of action photos here: Kings and Queens of Court

Spring Break = Some Gym Closures

Washoe County School District is off for spring break from Monday March 25th through Friday April 5th.

Both Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and the Plumas Street Gym will be closed during this time.

Boys and Girls Club will re-open for play on Tuesday April 8th.

Plumas Street Gym will re-open for play on Monday April 8th and remain open Monday through Friday until the last play for the spring on Friday April 26th.

The Indoor Courts page is kept updated for your use throughout the year.

Wednesday April 24th – Social and National Pickleball Month

Save the Date for the next TMPC Members Only event will be Wednesday April 24th. This will be a club wide social for all members with food, play and fun. More details coming soon on our Events page.

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

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: renodirect@reno.gov 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

Reno Tahoe Senior Games – Support PB in Truckee Meadows!

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.