December Round Robin for 2.5 and 3.0 Skill Levels

It’s time for a Round Robin! (Register below)

This is for Skill Levels 2.5 & 3.0 TMPC Members! Please click on thumbnail image below for full flyer. Sign up as an individual. Each game you will be paired up with a different partner.

Play about 8 games! Win awards! Have fun and support your Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club

 

To register for this fun event, please click here:
Register for December 7th Round Robin

USAPA Live Feed from Nationals on ESPN!

USAPA Nationals

 

ESPN3 to Live Broadcast Event

ESPN3 to Air Tournament Live from 4-8 p.m. EST Daily, November 8-11;
One-Hour Margaritaville Pickleball Special Premieres November 25 on ESPNEWS

Indian Wells, Calif., November 5, 2018 – Margaritaville Holdings today announced a partnership with ESPN, giving fans front row access to tune in to the 2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships – regardless of their current latitude. Hosted by tennis legends Luke and Murphy Jensen, the must-see dynamic 1993 French Open Doubles Champions, the live broadcast will air from 4-8 p.m. EST this Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11 on ESPN3. A one-hour special will debut at 3 p.m. EST Sunday, November 25 on ESPNEWS and re-air on the same network at 1 p.m. EST Saturday, December 22.

“We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with ESPN, making it possible for viewers at home to join in on all of the fun and excitement around this growing sport,” said Tamara Baldanza-Dekker, Margaritaville’s chief marketing officer. “Whether watching at home or experiencing the event in person, spectators are in for a great time. Fins Up, Paddles Up!”

The 2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships – which has drawn 2,200 players of all ages and skill levels – is currently being held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in partnership with sports and entertainment management company Desert Champions and the United States Pickleball Association (USAPA). Margaritaville is the title sponsor of the premier sanctioned tournament of the USAPA.

Nine days of events include singles, doubles, mixed doubles and professional division matches. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden features 44 match courts as well as a Championship Court, all of which showcase Margaritaville branding, as will the on-site Shade Pavilion and Bar. Live music, the centerpiece of the Margaritaville brand, will take place each day, along with exciting Margaritaville-inspired activities and promotions. The tournament’s livestream will feature the same fun, excitement and surprises, making viewers feel like they are in California in the Margaritaville state of mind.

The tournament successfully kicked off this past Saturday, November 3, with great matches and evening entertainment, followed by a media challenge charity event on Sunday, November 4. The tournament concludes on Sunday, November 11.

Those unable to attend can stream live coverage available on WatchESPNand the ESPN App. It should also be noted that the above broadcast schedule is subject to change.

 

 

TM Boys and Girls Club Halloween Fundraiser 2018

Forty plus players came and paid it forward to thank the Truckee Meadows Boys and Girls Club for allowing pickleball at the gym. Costumes generated lots of smiles and laughs. Good food was provided by the Boys and Girls Club. And lots and lots of great pickleball play. After all was said and done and paddles back in our bags, TMPC raised  $1585 for the Boys and Girls Club. Hooray!

Pictures with the best costume winners can be accessed below. Please click on image thumbprints below to see full size images.

Thanks to all who came. Great time! Great members and guests! Great fun!

 

 

Save the dates!

Lots of TMPC events are coming up in the next few months including some new events to the club.  More information will be coming soon, but the TMPC Board met today and wanted to keep all the members updated and save the dates.

Wednesday  October 31st – 9:00 to 1:30 Halloween party fundraiser for Truckee Meadows Boys & Girls Club. Costumes are optional but welcome. Suggested donation is $30 with checks made payable to Truckee Meadows Boys & Girls Club. Lunch is included.

 

 

 

Sunday December 2nd – TMPC Holiday Party – Event will be fully catered for all members. Scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 pm so go ahead and shop that day and come and have dinner on the club! Please RSVP for this great holiday party here: RSVP Holiday Party

 

Friday December 7th – Round Robin for 2.5 & 3.0 Players – Signups at a later date. Just don’t schedule any Christmas shopping for that day….

 

 

 

Saturday January 12th – Tournament in Fallon – Churchill County High School Softball Team is holding a tournament as a fundraiser. Ages 16+ are welcome to play from all the local high schools. Post graduates are welcome too. Actually, this will be open to everyone!

 

Friday January 18th – Round Robin for 3.5+ Players – Signups at a later date. Just don’t schedule any snowshoeing for that day…. Oh, and this is a European robin!

 

TMPC Members Only Sunday League Play in Fallon

Sunday Morning League Play in Fallon – Starting in January –  More information will be coming soon, but the City of Fallon has generously offered us use of the City-County Gym Sunday mornings in Fallon. Skill levels will rotate weekends so travel to Fallon is not necessary for every Sunday. If you are interested league play this winter in Fallon, please enter your information by clicking here: Winter Fallon League Interest Form

 

 

Why Do I Pop Up The Ball? | 2 reasons why the ball is popping up on you

From PrimeTime Pickleball

Visit http://primetimepickleball.com to get more free basic, intermediate, and advanced tips that are sure to help you level up your game and and play the best pickleball of your life!!

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “Why do I pop up the ball?”. It’s a pretty common question among people that can play but still have trouble with some key fundamentals in their strokes and the ball still gets away from them more often than they would like.

There are two key reasons are usually the cause of pop ups on dinks or even on drops and we cover them here in this video. Check it out in the video below.

Slow Your Game Down……

Top Three Reasons You Should Slow the Game Down

Which strategy is overlooked by many pickleball players?  Find out by watching this Pickleball Quick Tip as National Champion and top pickleball instructor, Marcin Rozpedski, gives 3 benefits to slowing down your game.

The benefits of the slow game are tangible and can make a difference in your level of play. Hear from Marcin as he gives some wise advice along with great visual examples of the slow game in action.

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Remember – The longer your rally, the more court time you and your partners will have. And less time chasing balls down!

 

Guess who plays pickleball?

“We like to watch movies, we go out to movies together, we kayak together, we play a crazy game called pickleball,” Melinda Gates told CNBC.

105470381-melinda_gates_pickleball.1910x1000Similar to badminton or tennis, but played with paddles and a light plastic ball, pickleball is a favorite of suburbanites, and according to Melinda, of the Gates family.

“We are huge pickleball fans,” Gates says.

“In fact, one of the things that Bill was so excited to teach me when we first were dating was pickleball. His family took me out on the court and they taught me, it’s easier to pick up than tennis. He1’s more of a tennis player, but I play pickleball with him.”

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/09/25/billionaires-bill-and-melinda-gates-like-to-play-pickleball-for-fun.html