Clean Up Day at Hidden Valley Regional Park

From Board Member Vicki Sharp to volunteers:

Sheridan Tinker, Paul Kocher, Bruce Burkham, Teena Parduhn, Joan Deputy, Betty Gaines, Josh & Susan Hilden, George Leezy,Karen Bruner, Jim & Caroline Rich, Brian Fairchild, Michael Ryan, Susie Gordon, Carol Amos, Jeff Partyka, Sue Ernhout, Kerry Barnes, Nick & Vicki Sharp

“I can’t thank you enough for your efforts on Saturday, Oct. 24th during the Hidden Valley Park cleanup day on behalf of the Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club.

Everyone worked very hard cleaning up leaves, tumble mustard, horse manure, trash and whatever needed freshened up!

Ranger John was so impressed with our group of workers and commented that we completed 46 hours of work that one ranger would have done.

We collected 36 bags of leaves and 60 bags of weeds and debris.

Thanks for making a difference!!!

From Bret Hartman
Park Ranger, Truckee River District

“Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club volunteers,
We are very impressed! Your work is really appreciated as we have quite the small crew. Not only do we appreciate the hours the club puts in, we appreciate the quality of work.
Thanks again!”
Bret Hartman
Park Ranger , Truckee River District
Washoe County Community Services Department
(775) 828-6659 (office)
(775) 828-6614 (fax)
6000 Bartley Ranch Rd., Reno, NV 89511

Matt Webber
Adopt-A-Spot Coordinator

“Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club,
On behalf of myself and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB), I would like to thank all the TM Pickleball Club volunteers for donating your time and energy to make our region cleaner and more attractive for everyone. Your dedication is a testament to the high regard Truckee Meadows residents place in our community and your work is truly appreciated. Ranger John and Bret have been thoroughly impressed by your group’s efforts and are so happy to have you as an adopter to Hidden Valley Regional Park.
If you’d like to learn more about KTMB, our mission and programming, I encourage you to log onto our website and follow us on our social media platforms.

Our next community-wide volunteer effort will be KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling, signups will be live on November 23rd and I will send Vicki an email when they become available.”

Thanks again everyone,


Matt Webber
Adopt-A-Spot Coordinator
(o) 775-851-5185 – (c) 775-223-5901











Las Vegas Tournament Results

Several local pickleball players participated in the PPA Championships at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Oct. 22-25, 2020.

Medals were won by:

Diane DeLauer & Lisa Angus (CA) Silver medal at 2.5, 3.0 50+, 60+ Women’s doubles

Sherri Barainca & Susan Volinkaty – Bronze medal 4.0 19+, 35+ Women’s Doubles


Bob Aikman & Mark Weber – Silver medal 4.0 60+ Men’s Doubles

Susan Volinkaty & John Gibbs – Silver medal 4.0 50+ Mixed Doubles


Reyna & JT Ash – Silver medal 4.0 19+
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Congratulations to all players!

Evelyn Mount Pickleball

Evelyn Mount will open for indoor Pickleball play October 12th. Schedule will be Monday, Wednesday, Fridays. Reservations are necessary for sessions 9:00am to 11:30am and session 12:00 to 2:30pm. Format is similar to Neil Road Pickleball. Reservations can be made up to a week in advance. For reservations and further info call Evelyn Mount @ 334-2262.

Attention Pickleball Players

City of Reno Pickleball Rules and Guidelines Due to COVID-19 Measures

The ability to play pickleball during this phase of the reopening process is a privilege, not a right.

Any participant who does not follow all rules and regulations, or is abusive to staff, will be asked to leave the facility and be banned until all COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

1. EMNECC (775-334-2262) and NRRC (775-689-8484) will be available for open gym Pickleball. This is subject to change at any time. Please call for additional information, reservations and current schedule.

2. Social Distancing will be in full effect.

3. A limit of 24 individuals will be allowed per session.

4. Sessions will be 2.5 hour blocks with time to sanitize in between sessions.

5. All games will be 4 on, 4 off. 

6. Sanitizer will be provided, the ball must be sanitized prior to each game.

7. All participants must be pre-registered with name and phone # to enter the facility. You may register yourself and others up to 1 week in advance.

8. Courts will be clearly numbered and assigned. Changing courts will not be permitted. 

9. All participants waiting must be seated in the designated location for the court they are assigned.

10. No high fives, hand shaking, or paddle bumps will be allowed. 

11. Participants must adhere to Social Distancing rules, regardless of sharing a household. 

 12. One warning will be given. Failure to adhere to rules will result in removal.

Anyone who is removed from the facility may not be able to return until all restrictions are lifted.

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:

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!

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.