New Courts at Huffaker Park

Huffaker Park in South Reno now has two Pickleball courts. Bring your nets!! The lines were painted by our club members. Thank you to our volunteers who, once again, donated their time and labor to complete this project.
Bob Basso, Lyle Mason, Steve and Liz Brown, Paul and Mary Ann Ricciardi

Huffaker Park

TMPC Community Service Project

Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club has adopted Hidden
Valley Regional Park through KTMB (Keep Truckee
Meadows Beautiful) as a community service project.

The first cleanup day was held on August 17, 2020
with 25+ club volunteers. As per the park ranger, we cleaned
up the horse arena and stalls (at the top of the hill).

We also cleaned up leaves, etc. on and around the pickleball/tennis courts.
Everything looks amazing!

We will be organizing another work day in the fall, so if you missed
your chance this time, you will have another opportunity!
In return, a sign stating that Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club
has adopted that park will be placed at the park.

Thanks to all of the volunteers for working so hard on a warm day!
50 large bags of weeds, debris & leaves were collected!

New Pickleball Courts

Your TMPC at work

Bring your own nets!!!!!! Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club has painted PB lines on existing tennis courts at Mogul Park and Golden Valley Park. They are ready to go!

Huffaker Park is next on our list. Will keep you informed.

Thank you to Bob Deller and Sheri Barainca for donating the paint.

And a big thank you to our volunteers who donated their time and labor to complete these projects:

Steve and Liz Brown, Nick and Vicki Sharp, John Messing, Paul and Mary Ann Ricciardi, Lyle Mason, Bob Basso, Paul Kocher.

Meet Your Five New Board of Directors

Congratulations to the five newly elected board members who will begin their two year terms on July 1st with an introductory Welcome to the Board Meeting this Tuesday June 16th at 10 am at Hidden Valley Regional Park.

Members are welcome at all meetings and agendas can always be accessed here: http://truckeemeadowspickleballclub.org/board-info/board-meeting-agendas-and-minutes/

Your five newly elected board members are below in alphabetical order.

Bob Basso  Bob Basso   Lyle Mason  Lyle Mason

Paul Ricciardi  Paul Ricciardi Vicki Sharp  Vicki Sharp

Jeanne Vernon  Jeanne Vernon

Thanks to all who volunteered to run for the board. You are appreciated and marvelous!

TMPC Members Give Big on Warm Goodies Day

250+ Pieces of Clothing Donated!

Big thanks to all the members who came and played and donated warm clothing for kids at Boys & Girls Club at our Warm Goodies event today.

Big thanks to Judy Wasson for “womanning” the white board for a fun and efficient new way to keep the courts filled and players mixing it up! Sorry I didn’t get a picture of Judy with dry erase pen ready to fill in players.

And as always, thanks to the board members and all the members who stepped up to help run this fun event. TMPC has great members!

Thanks again members for another wonderful event.  Hope to see you on the courts soon!

 

Regency TMPC Monster SMASH

On Saturday, sixty seven players played on the gorgeous courts at Regency and raised over $700 for good causes.

Big thanks to Randy Plymel, Regency resident and TMPC member, and his daughter, Sheri Barainca, TMPC Board Member and event coordinator,  for organizing this fun event.

Many thanks to Regency and Toll Brothers for their hospitality and generosity.

And as always, big thanks to all of the participants! Event results will be posted later.

 

Player comments

Great job by all.  Huge endeavor. Lots of work.  Thx everyone

Active member - Meri West

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Thank you Sheri and Thank you to your excellent team!!! The day was great fun and the wind made it very challenging.   So many fun moments because of the wind.

For Example:  
* I served the ball and it was returned into the kitchen but the wind caught the ball and it went back over the net to the other side before I could even touch it!!
** Also, I have never had serves land in the kitchen!!!

The most fun was meeting so many new people and playing with so many great partners.  

Thank you to everyone for such a "Memorable Tournament."

 "Blondie" Carol Lytle

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What a fun event, thank you ALL for making it happen! You may look at the weather today and think if only we had weather like this yesterday! But truly, the wind made us all one big happy family! Thanks again!

Becky Privitt

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A great time was had by all, I didn't hear a single complaint even about the wind. It just made the play more fun and challenging .  I met alot of new players and that is always a good thing.

Thank you -  Judith  

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Yes, thanks to all!!!  There was a lot if laughter going on as we watched our shots swirl, dip, and dive with the wind!!! What a fun event for a good cause.

Mary Ann Gaebe of Arrowcreek Pickleball Club

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Thanks to all organizers and participants.  Lots of smiles and laughter - what could be better than that!!!  

Lauren

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Thank you all for the great day.  Best player of the day was Mariah ( the wind and fifth player on all the courts).   Fun had by all

Betty

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So much fun. Thanks to you all that put these events together.  

Paula Tlachac

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Fun times, wonderful event, Thanks to all who were involved in putting this all together, and making sure all went well.

Bob Basso

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Here are some fun photos from the event. Thank you Maggie Abbett, Regency resident and TMPC member, for supplying these photos.

News from Carson City and Gardnerville and Fallon

More and more players from all around the outlying Truckee Meadows areas are becoming TMPC members and events are held all around the areas.

With that in mind, we have added a few new pages to our website. One for Carson Valley Area Pickleball which will include Carson City and the Minden and Gardnerville areas. Another page will highlight Fallon Pickleball.

Carson Valley Area Pickleball

Carson City Parks and Rec Commission will have a meeting Tuesday October 1st, and pickleball will be on the agenda.

Also, Douglas County is hosting Senior Olympics this October. *NEW* – Schedule posted!

Find all about all the Carson Valley Area Pickleball news on the new web page located under Places to Play.

Fallon Pickleball

Fallon Pickleball was recently featured in the first print edition of the Fallon Post. Read all about how pickleball came to Fallon way back in the 1980’s!

Fallon Pickleball news and updates will also be housed under Places to Play.

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.