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

Cyan Park Design Survey

Thanks to TMPC member Ralph Barbato for the scoop from the City of Reno Parks!

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From the City of Reno: “The City of Reno is starting the public process to design the remainder of Cyan Park, located in Southeast Reno at Veterans Parkway and Long Meadow Drive.

Prior to developing possible concept plans, the City is seeking resident input on the types of improvements and features most desired by the surrounding neighborhoods.

Take our survey for Cyan Park today to share your input. Survey closes at noon on Monday, October 8, 2018.”

Hints:

  • Pickleball is an option for what features you want at the park.
  • When you get to the where do you you live question,  I put in “Other” and noted that I travel to different areas of Reno frequently just for pickleball.

Take the survey here:

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CyanPark

TMPC Fall Social this Friday and More!

Dear TMPC Members and Non  Members,

Please come to the first TMPC Members Only Event of the year.

  • Friday September 14th – Boys & Girls Club on Foster Drive
  • Check in at 9 AM
  • All levels welcome to play from 9:30 to 1:30
  • Please bring a food item to share!

Did you read the latest post (http://truckeemeadowspickleballclub.org/drills-and-skills-now-first-wednesday-of-each-month/ ) about the change of schedule regarding Drills & Skills through the City of Reno? Effective immediately, Drills and Skills will now be offered on the first Wednesday of each month only.

Just a quick note to let you know that all current members are now subscribed to receive all new posts on the website. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time, but please know that the club now uses our website to send out information.  If you do choose to unsubscribe, you will not receive email updates.

The former Reno Pickleball Facebook page has been renamed to Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club and can be “liked” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TruckeeMeadowsPickleballClub/

There are a few subscribers to our website who have not renewed their membership or joined Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club. Please join and support pickleball in our area! You may find the link to print out your membership form here: http://truckeemeadowspickleballclub.org/membership/ 

Thank you all and hope to see you on the courts soon!

Friday at the Social?

Carol Amos

TMPC Board Member

 

Drills and Skills Now First Wednesday of Each Month!

Effective immediately, Drills and Skills at Neil Road will now be the first Wednesday of each month.  There will not be any Drills and Skills the remainder of September.

Skills and Drills will resume on Wednesday October 3rd at Neil Road Rec Center from 4:45 to 6:45 PM and will continue each first Wednesday night of each month.

Cost is $1 per night payable at the door.

Laura Fenton Kovanda Clinic this Sunday at Incline

Yes, we all “know” how to play pickleball, just hit the ball over the net….

But do you understand why your shots are working or worse why they are not working? Want to know more and take your game to the next level?

Laura Fenton Kovanda has an extensive teaching background which included biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, biophysics, sports psychology, neuroplasticity, nutrition and athletic training, not to mention teaching students “how” to teach basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, football, tennis, racquetball and pickleball.  When one learns to see mechanically what is creating the problem in a student’s swing, footwork, shot, serve, overhead, etc…, then they have the ability to correct it.  Anyone can see what a player did wrong, but do they know how to correct it and why?  This is one area Laura is quite well known for – fixing bad habits that have been created due to incorrect body mechanics/motor skills.

Being a professional athlete for 15 years with the U.S. Olympic Racquetball Team and managing her own sports academy, Laura brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the sports world.  Laura’s passion for the sport, league play, and tournaments helped her realize that pickleball was ready for something new.  Dedicated to the amazing sport of pickleball, Laura is coming to Incline Village to deliver a not-to-be-missed series of clinics.

LOCATION: INCLINE VILLAGE TENNIS CENTER

Post-Tournament Clinic
Sunday, Sept 9

8:30 – 10:30 — Advanced Beginners 2.5/3.0
11:30 – 1:00 — Intermediate  3.5+

2 hours
16 people max

$35 per person with WTP Incline Open entry
$50 per person w/o WTP Incline Open entry

Register here: https://www.worldteampickleball.com/new-products/lfk-pickleball-clinic-sept-9-2018-lake-tahoe

 

End The Summer With a Smile – The Pickleball Song

http://gregklinkel.com/musician/the-pickleball-song/

By Greg Klinkel

Thank you, Greg, for a great song and great laughs! Be sure to watch until the end. Pickleball peeps – all about good friends and good times!

I met up with some friends; we shared a glass of wine
They asked me what I do, how I spend my time
I told ’em ’bout my grandkids, and most of all
I really love pickleball!

I told ’em ’bout the paddle, I told ’em ’bout the ball
I told ’em ’bout the lob and how you’re not supposed to fall
The scoring seemed confusing, and they asked me again
“Where does the pickle fit in?”

Pickleball, the fun never ends
The kind of game that you play with friends
No one says they’re sorry, and when the game ends
You switch it up and start all over again

You start out nice and easy with an underhand serve
You have to be ready for a deep return
Then things can get crazy, and you play it as it comes
Volleyin’ and dinkin’ till you’re done

Pickleball, the fun never ends
The kind of game that you play with friends
No one says they’re sorry, and when the game ends
You switch it up and start all over again

Now I’m a PB addict, and I play every day
My waking life is ruled in a pickleball way
Please don’t tell my grandkids that most of all
I really love pickleball!

Pickleball, the fun never ends
The kind of game that you play with friends
Please don’t tell my grandkids that most of all
I really love pickleball!
I really love pickleball!
Really, really, really
Really, really, really
I really love pickleball!

Words & Music Copyright © 2017 by Gregory D. Klinkel. All Rights Reserved.