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

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.

Playtime Scheduler

From Carol Amos

Recently, I shared  Playtime Scheduler with my twin sister – Kathy Getto  – who  helps  with Boise Area Pickleball Association. Kathy checked it out, loved it, and signed up as the Boise Idaho area administrator for Playtime Scheduler in the last week or so.  Already, Boise has 70+ registered and more are signing up and using Playtime Scheduler daily! I have also talked to Sacramento area players who use and rave about it, too.

I have signed up as the administrator for the greater Truckee Meadows area which currently includes two areas – Reno & Sparks as well as Carson Valley and Fallon. As the administrator, I have added all outdoor pickleball courts and all of the indoor facilities that I am aware of. If you want additional courts added, please email TMPC with the information.

The application also allows for invite only sessions if you want to set up private play dates. No more group texts bouncing all around cyberspace over and over again!

Please feel free to sign up and use Playtime Scheduler and share it with your friends. It is FREE and the more that use it the better it will work for all of us. Not limited to TMPC Members but we sure hope all of you support TMPC.

For step by step instructions on how to easily create your own account, please click here: http://truckeemeadowspickleballclub.org/playtime-scheduler/

Be sure to share this with your PB friends all across the greater Truckee Meadows area!  Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Gardnerville, and Fallon are all available. Please email TMPC to add more locations!

HELPFUL HINT: You can look at all the play scheduled through PlayTime Schedule in the Sacramento area by clicking on the word Demo just under the email address blank on the Player Log In page.

USAPA or Yousappa?

However you say it, become a member today!   Support the game you love!

STAY informed. STAY connected. Be a part of the exciting future of pickleball! The USAPA’s membership is comprised of people who, just like you, share a passion for our great game! When you join the USAPA, you receive exclusive benefits for your membership.

In addition, your membership supports USAPA initiatives such as:

  • Maintaining rules and equipment standards
  • Introductory and developmental programs for all ages
  • Provide competitive play through USAPA sanctioned events and tournaments
  • Provide and maintain a Places to Play database (by country and state)

What Benefits Will I Receive?

  • FREE e-mailed Copies of ‘Pickleball Magazine’ (6 per year)
  • 40% Discount (off cover price) of Mailed Subscription of ‘Pickleball Magazine
  • $10 Discount on USAPA Net System
  • Seasonal Discounts on USAPA Merchandise
  • USAPA e-Newsletter (6 per year)
  • Expanded Member Rewards (hotels, rental cars, restaurants)
  • Member Upgrade Options (optional USAPA discount products members can select during the online registration process)
  • USAPA Rating for all Sanctioned Tournaments (coming in 2017)
  • Secondary Medical Insurance for USAPA-Sanctioned Tournaments
  • Printable USAPA Membership Card
  • Member Access to  new ‘Look-Up’ on USAPA Website
  • Member Access to new ‘Partner Search’ on USAPA Website
  • Member Access to new ‘Referee Trainer Guide’ on USAPA Website
  • Member Access to new ‘Referee Handbook’ on USAPA Website

Click here to find out more and register to become a member of the USAPA! 

  https://www.usapa.org/usapa-membership/

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