PLUMAS GYM RE-OPENS MONDAY 10/14 WITH NEW FORMAT

Plumas Gym  Re-Opening on Monday October 14

Plumas Gym remains an OPEN GYM to all players. No one will EVER be turned away!

ALL CITY OF RENO FACILITIES ARE OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS! From Dan Massey, Recreation Manager for City of Reno: “If anyone contacts you in regards to our open play, please let them know that open play styles will change from facility to facility, but everyone is always welcome and encouraged to play at any City of Reno facility regardless of skill or ability.”

New Format
  • Re-opening Monday October 14th.
  • Open Gym with Challenge Court format on all three courts.
  • Open FIVE (5) days a week. Monday – Friday 9 AM to 1 PM.
  • 3 Challenge Courts – Winners will stay on for 4 games max.
  • No cash accepted!
  • Players must have a City of Reno Activity Card or a punch card.
  • Cards may be purchased at Evelyn Mount or Neil Road Rec Center.

Did you know that TMPC works in conjunction with City of Reno to organize play at a number of the facilities in the Truckee Meadows area.

Some of our TMPC members are also part time City of Reno employees working as facility monitors. Without these member/employees, the City of Reno would be hard pressed to offer as much pickleball as they do.

Be sure to thank your facility monitors!

UPDATE: The club has been receiving a lot of feedback on the new format at Plumas Gym. Thank you for your feedback and I will be gathering all the feedback and providing it to the board at the next board meeting.  You are always welcome to provide comments and suggestions to TruckeeMeadowsPickleballClub@gmail.com. Carol Amos – TMPC Board Member and web gal

Catching up this Fall

Happy Fall TMPC Members!

 

Here is a bit of catch up news of all sorts.

 

 

Boys & Girls Club Closed Next Week

Truckee Meadows Boys and Girls Club will be closed for PB play next week due to Washoe County School District’s fall break. The Indoor Courts page has been updated to include all of WCSD’s breaks.

Monster SMASH

There is still some room for 2.5 and 3.0 players in TMPC Monster Smash at Regency on Saturday October 19th. Please sign up for this fun event! Monster Smash

Douglas County Senior Games

Schedule up for Douglas County Senior Games. Douglas County has provided the schedule for their upcoming Senior Games. Let’s play!

 

PayPal Problems?

It has come to our recent attention that some members may have had problems utilizing our online payment via PayPal. If you have had problems with PayPal, please let us know! We don’t know unless you let us know. Contact us here with more info so we can fix this ASAP! Email: TruckeeMeadowsPickleballClub

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.

Announcing TMPC Kids Pickleball Program!

Long time TMPC Member and PB coach, Nick Sharp, wants to “play the joys” of PB forward and get the area kids playing pickleball. He will partner up with TMPC board member, Netto Montoya, a long time coach and educator in our area.

Paddles are needed!

Do you  have a paddle in your bag or garage gathering dust that you no longer use? Please donate your old/unused paddles to TMPC Kids Pickleball Program  so Nick and Netto can use it in helping area kids learn pickleball.

Volunteers are needed, too!

If any of you have ever used one of those old wooden paddles? They are HEAVY! Now think of a youngster using one of those!

If you have a paddle or two to donate for the TMPC Kids Pickleball Program or want to help teach the kids of our area, please  contact us through the Contact Form below and we will contact you soon.

THANK YOU TMPC MEMBERS!

First Social of the Year This Friday. Got old paddles? Save the dates.

First TMPC Club Social This Membership Year!

Pickle Potluck and Social Play and Raffle – Open to members and non members. Bring a friend!

Please bring your own lawn chairs and beverages.

  • Freaky Friday – September 13th – 4 pm to 7 pm.

    Click on image for full size flyer.

  • Hidden Valley Regional Park
  • *Free raffle tickets for Pickleball Central gift cards.
  • Bring a dish. *Get a free raffle ticket.
  • Bring a non-member friend to play. *Get a free raffle ticket.
  • Play with someone new. *Get a free raffle ticket.
  •  DrEsS FrEaKy! *Get a free raffle ticket.

 


GOT A PADDLE GATHERING DUST?

TMPC Members Netto Montoya and Nick Sharp will soon be teaching pickleball to the youth in the Truckee Meadows.

If you have paddles you would like to donate, please bring them to the social, give them to Netto or Nick, or contact TMPC so we can get the old paddles from you. Thank you for helping us spread pickleball to Truckee Meadows youth!


Future TMPC events have been added to our Events page. Be sure to check them out.

Reno-Tahoe Senior Games – Let’s Play!

The City of Reno is once again hosting the Reno-Tahoe Senior Games.  Recreational and Competitive Divisions will be offered. And it’s inside with wall to wall fun and air conditioning!

Reno Senior Games Registration is now open!

Recreational Division – Neil Road Rec Center – Tuesday August 20 – Friday August 23

Competitive Division – Boys & Girls Club – Wednesday August 21 – Saturday August 24

You may register online through this link (see on line registration tips below) or you may print out the registration packet here and register in person or mail in your registration form to:

Neil Road Recreation Center,  3925 Neil Rd. , Reno, Nevada

Evelyn Mount Recreation Center,  1301 Valley Rd., Reno, Nevada

Or you may email your completed form to SeniorServices@Reno.Gov

Let’s once again make pickleball the sport with the most athletes!

Registered? Please email: TruckeeMeadowsPickleballClub with your name so I can post it below! 

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Carol Amos

Hot Pickleball Days!

Things are heating up for hot pickleball days this summer!

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Getting to Know TMPC Members

Remember this feature? Let’s get it started again! Check out past features here.

Let’s get to know all our members! Don’t be shy! Share your info below:  Getting to Know TMPC Members Form

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Have you renewed your membership yet?

Just a friendly reminder that over 100 of you haven’t renewed for this year. Our membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. If you haven’t renewed, please consider renewing soon. We have many MEMBER ONLY EVENTS lined up for next year!

Current membership =  180 Members (last year ~ 300)

Renewals = 137    New Members = 43

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR MEMBERS – PAST, CURRENT and FUTURE!

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Community Color Craze

Registrations are HOT with over 70 players registered! We are definitely going to PACK the MAC for this fun colorful event!

HELP! Volunteers needed! Not signed up but want to come? Please email TruckeeMeadowsPickleballClub  with your name and number to offer to help during the event. Score runners, photographer, and court monitors needed. Thank you!

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Reno Senior Games Registration is now open!

Please help the City of Reno fund pickleball programs throughout the year by joining in on the fun of the Reno Senior Games!

Let’s pack the Recreational and Competitive Games and show the City of Reno just how much WE LOVE PICKLEBALL.

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2019 Tahoe Peak Pickleball Challenge

Great opportunity for great play up at Truckee Northstar this September.

Check out all the info here: https://tahoepickleball.com/tahoe-peak-pickleball-challenge/

Clinics, Event, and Tournaments

Clinics in Reno and Tahoe with National Champion Matthew Blom and special guest Mexican National Champion Emanuel Pickleball

  • Who – Matthew Blom and Emanuel Pickleball
  • Where & When in RenoRegency Courts – Monday July 8th – Beginner/Intermediate (9 AM to 12 PM)  – Intermediate/Advanced (1 PM to 4 PM)
  • Where & When Tahoe CityKilner Park – Tuesday July 9th and Wednesday July 10th (see site for times offered at Kilner Park)
  • Semi-Private lessons are also available at each venue.

For more information and to register, please click here: Matthew Blom and Emanual Pickleball Clinic

If you are registering for the Reno clinic at Regency Courts, please be sure to select Monday July 8th in your “Select A Date“!

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Date is set for Community Color Clash!

  • When – Saturday August 3rd TimeTBD
  • Where – Carson City MAC
  • Who – All players – members and non members from all over the area
  • What – Round robin play with players from all over northern Nevada playing with random players from different communities in skill levels.
  • Points – Individual player scores will be tabulated as well as each community’s points! Community points will be proportioned to how many players from each community participate.
  • Colors? – Players from each community are suggested to wear shirts of the same color!
          • Arrowcreek – Lime Green
          • Carson City – Black
          • Del Webb/Somersett – Yellow
          • Fallon – Green
          • Incline Village – Purple
          • Minden/Gardnerville – White
          • Regency – Red
          • Reno – Blue
          • Sparks – Orange

Sign ups are not ready at this time but will be soon!

SAVE THE DATE ~ COMMUNITY COLOR CLASH SATURDAY AUGUST 3RD

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Reno Senior Games Registration is now open!

 

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2019 Tahoe Peak Pickleball Challenge

Great opportunity for great play up at Truckee Northstar this September. Be sure to sign up to play &/or volunteer. Truckee will be gorgeous in September!

Check out all the info here: https://tahoepickleball.com/tahoe-peak-pickleball-challenge/

 

Meet your new board! Guess what’s coming?

Announcing the 2019 – 2020 TMPC Officers and Board of Directors

President – Joe Burfield

Vice President – Paul Kocher

Secretary – Karen Wallis

Treasurer – Cathie Barbato

Membership – Nicholas St Jon

Community Liaison – Paul Ricciardi

Social – Netto Montoya

Special Events – Sheri Barainca

Webmaster – Carol Amos

 

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Save the tentative date!

Community Color Craze – Carson MAC – August 3rd

This event is going to be a BLAST! All players from all communities are invited. Round robin with a twist. Play will be in skill levels for fun and even play. Open to members and non-members.

Players from each community are asked to wear a color specific to your community. You will be with a different partner  from random communities each game but your points will total both individually and towards your community’s total points.

Details and registration will be coming soon but please spread the word! No partner needed !

What’s your color?

Arrowcreek – Lime Green

Carson City – Black

Del Webb/Somersett – Yellow

Fallon – Green

Incline Village – Purple

Minden/Gardnerville – White

Regency – Red

Reno – Blue

Sparks – Orange

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. LET’S ALL MEET & PLAY!