Update for Friday June 14th

Buckle up players!

Lots of info to share with you!

Picklefest Saturday June 22 at Hidden Valley– Think of it. Twelve dedicated courts at Mira Loma. How awesome will this be for our area? All proceeds go towards Mira Loma Pickleball Complex. We have some openings left for individual and teams.  Register here.

Change of date, time and venue for General Membership Meeting and Board of Directors elections. Now at Neil Road on Tuesday June 25th from 3 to 6 pm.  All members welcome. Come play and then vote!

Updated Wednesday hours at Neil Road for the summer effective now until August 9th. Please check here: http://truckeemeadowspickleballclub.org/indoor-courts/

 

Reno Senior Games – More details will becoming soon. Save the dates! Recreational and Competitive PB will be held the week of August 20th – 24th.

 

Have you played at Incline Village Tennis Center? If you are interested visiting these gorgeous courts and getting on their email list for fun events and open play, please check out updated info for Incline Village Pickleball on our Outdoor Courts page.

Last but certainly not least, save the dates for Tahoe Peak Pickleball Challenge to be held at beautiful and close Northstar Resorts. Registration opens up on June 21st. This is going to be a great event!

Membership runs from July 1st to June 30th.  Please renew your membership now!

Thanks to the 80+ members who have already renewed or joined for next year!

 

Got medals?

For those of you that enter tournaments (or have kids that bring home medals) and are fortunate to bring home some hardware, what do you do with them when you get home?

Wear them to work on Monday for show and tell?

 

 

Hang them in the closet or throw them in a drawer?

 

 

 

Use them for Christmas ornaments?

 

Here are some fun ideas!

 

Grab your old medals and make a wind chime!

 

And some more ideas including a fill as you win shadow box and using a rake to display your medals.

 

 

 

 

The Hive Grand Opening on Saturday April 13th

It’s here!!! This Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm!!! PB Demo at 11:30 am.

The Hive at Lazy 5 Regional Park – Grand Opening 4/13/19

  • Pickleball Demonstration at 11:30 this Saturday with the Grand Opening!
  • A bit of open play might happen after that.
  • 2 indoor courts
  • 7100 Pyramid Way (The Hive is to the north of the skate park.
  • “Open Gym” hours on Tuesdays and Sundays 9-11 am will be free, however donations are encouraged and welcome. If you wish to reserve the facility for only your use on certain days and times at $70 for two hours. Contact the park ranger at Lazy 5 Regional Park.
  • This facility needs volunteers for each pickleball session.
  • Volunteers need to apply through Washoe County Parks .
  • If you do apply to volunteer, THANK YOU! And please send an email to TMPC to let us know. You can contact us here: truckeemeadowspickleballclub@gmail.com

Big thanks to all who volunteered to be court volunteers!

And big thanks to Lyle Mason and Washoe County Parks & Recreation for getting courts at The Hive!

News from March 8th

A new email just went out with information about the following updates:

If you are not receiving emails from TMPC, please check your SPAM folder.

All members, unless they opted to unsubscribe, are receiving emails.

See you on the courts soon.

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!