Pickleball Mom Helps Son with PTSD

Whether you have been playing one day or one year or fifty one years, pickleball has likely enhanced your life in many ways.

Kory and Lynne Kelly

A recent podcast on Pickleball Kitchen showcases Kory Kelly’s amazing journey through PTSD and back out into the world with some help from pickleball and pickleball friends.

Listen to Kory’s amazing story here:

https://pickleballkitchen.com/pkp-ep-55-w-kory-kelly-how-he-battles-ptsd-and-how-pickleball-has-changed-his-life/

Not a podcast listener? Check out this fabulous article by Jodi Pree in San Marcos Island’s Coastal Breeze News.

“Before pickleball, Kory Kelly served in the Air Force and CIA and had been living with PTSD for five years. He was only able to go to work and come directly home. One and a half years ago, Kory was introduced to pickleball by his 80-year-old mother and her church ladies. He quickly became hooked on the sport, and it gave him the opportunity to face his fears in a supportive, encouraging environment.

“What pickleball has done for me? It brought me out of my house. The people are the treasure of this sport! The game is great, but it’s the people. I now have friends all over the country. It has changed my life! It has returned me to my wife and family,” expresses Kory Kelly.”

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

Spice Up Your Warm Ups!

Think of how many different shots you use – or should use – during each and every pickleball game.

Dinks, drops, drives, volleys, blocks, lobs, overheads, and more.

 

Now, truth time here, how many times do you only dink for warm ups?

Well, Nicole Havlicek and Jordan Briones,  PrimeTime Pickleball, have the perfect warm up to get all your shots “primed” and ready for your next pickleball day.

Sure, you can warm up with 5 minutes of dinking. But why not actually practice a variety of shots? Variety is the spice of life!

3.5+ Round Robin January 18th Update January 2nd

EVENT PLAYER LIST HAS BEEN UPDATED. A FEW MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE!

PLEASE CHECK EVENTS PAGE OR CLICK HERE FOR PLAYER LIST.

TMPC’s next members only event will be Friday January 18th at Boys and Girls Club.

If you are a 3.5 player and would like to play, please register here: January 18th Round Robin

If you are on the list and need to drop, please send an email to TMPC

Thank you TMPC Members!

More events – including some weekend events – will be coming soon!

Neil Road Rec Center Holiday Break Play Info

Happy holidays to you all. May you have the best of Holiday Seasons and looking forward to spending a lot of time this New Year on the courts with you all!

Neil Road Rec Center hours during the holidays.

On Wednesdays December 26th, January 2nd and January 9th – Beginner and Novice play will be held 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and Recreational play will be 2:30 to 4:30 pm. 

Big thanks to TMPC Member and City of Reno employee Joan Deputy for the schedule changes for the holiday break!

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.

 

 

Are you listening?

Just a fun post for today. How many of you listen to pickleball podcasts?

All are free to listen to at any time. To listen to podcasts on your phone or tablet, you will need to download an app. Yep, there’s an app for that! Actually, there are a lot of apps for podcasts. I am happy with PocketCasts but there are many others for androids and Apple products.

Links to the podcasts are listed below.  Check them out and then vote!

LINKS

Pickleball Show with Chris Allen

Pickleball Problems with Mark Renneson

The Pickleball 5.0 Podcast with Phil Ladden

The Pickleball Guru’s Podcast with Prem Carnot

Eddy and Webby – Beer, Tech and Pickleball