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.

 

COURTS ARE READY FOR PLAY!

Washoe County Schools are back in session Monday January 14th, so dust off your paddles and get ready to PLAY PICKLEBALL! Click on link below for days and times for indoor play around the Truckee Meadows.

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

KNOW SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO LEARN PB? NEED A PB TUNE UP?

Classes are offered by the City of Reno and are highly recommended!  Great for new players or players needing a tune up. Preregistration is required. Classes for the upcoming few months are listed on the link below.

City of Reno Pickleball Classes

 

Good Times at Holiday Banquet

Over 90 TMPC members came together to celebrate the holidays in style with great food and great fun. Thanks to all who came and donated non-perishable food!

Approximately 400 cans/packages of non-perishable food was donated by members who attended! President Lyle Mason took the donation to Food Bank of Northern Nevada which will supply about 333 meals to those in need according to Lauren Greeney, Event & Food Drive Coordinator at FBNN.

Leftover food from the food was saved and taken by Board Member Alan Clark to a homeless shelter in Carson City. Alan donates his time at the shelter and took the food directly for his shift that night.

Big thanks to all who came and to Social Events coordinator Netto Montoya who organized the event.  Great food and good times!

Happy Holidays to you all!

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!