Regency TMPC Monster SMASH

On Saturday, sixty seven players played on the gorgeous courts at Regency and raised over $1300 for good causes.

Big thanks to Randy Plymel, Regency resident and TMPC member, and his daughter, Sheri Barainca, TMPC Board Member and event coordinator,  for organizing this fun event.

Many thanks to Regency and Toll Brothers for their hospitality and generosity.

And as always, big thanks to all of the participants! Event results will be posted later.

 

Player comments

Great job by all.  Huge endeavor. Lots of work.  Thx everyone

Active member - Meri West

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Thank you Sheri and Thank you to your excellent team!!! The day was great fun and the wind made it very challenging.   So many fun moments because of the wind.

For Example:  
* I served the ball and it was returned into the kitchen but the wind caught the ball and it went back over the net to the other side before I could even touch it!!
** Also, I have never had serves land in the kitchen!!!

The most fun was meeting so many new people and playing with so many great partners.  

Thank you to everyone for such a "Memorable Tournament."

 "Blondie" Carol Lytle

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What a fun event, thank you ALL for making it happen! You may look at the weather today and think if only we had weather like this yesterday! But truly, the wind made us all one big happy family! Thanks again!

Becky Privitt

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A great time was had by all, I didn't hear a single complaint even about the wind. It just made the play more fun and challenging .  I met alot of new players and that is always a good thing.

Thank you -  Judith  

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Yes, thanks to all!!!  There was a lot if laughter going on as we watched our shots swirl, dip, and dive with the wind!!! What a fun event for a good cause.

Mary Ann Gaebe of Arrowcreek Pickleball Club

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Thanks to all organizers and participants.  Lots of smiles and laughter - what could be better than that!!!  

Lauren

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Thank you all for the great day.  Best player of the day was Mariah ( the wind and fifth player on all the courts).   Fun had by all

Betty

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So much fun. Thanks to you all that put these events together.  

Paula Tlachac

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Fun times, wonderful event, Thanks to all who were involved in putting this all together, and making sure all went well.

Bob Basso

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Here are some fun photos from the event. Thank you Maggie Abbett, Regency resident and TMPC member, for supplying these photos.

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

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.

Fantastic Freaky Friday!

Too busy to do a head count and forgot to do a group picture, but Freaky Friday was a great way to start out this membership year Friday evening at Hidden Valley Courts! We guessed 50+ players came out on a gorgeous late summer night.

Good play, good fun, good food and good times.  Raffle tickets were given for each player that brought food, dressed freaky, or brought a friend. Gift certificates to Pickleball Central were given to four lucky ticket holders.

Board members did not draw the four tickets out of a bucket, but three board members did win a gift certificate.

 

 

 

Winners of the gift certificates: Tom Murtha, Netto Montoya, Paul Kocher, and Karen Wallis.

Thanks to all who came, played, visited and ate! Next events will be added to the Events page and we will keep you posted.

Freaky Friday Picture Gallery

Freaky Friday – Today!

Come on out this afternoon for Freaky Friday at Hidden Valley courts.

  • Don’t forget to bring a dish to share.
  • Bring  your own beverage & a chair.
  • Dress Freaky. Freaky Friday like the movie. Freaky like mismatched clothes. Freaky like Urkel the nerd.
  • What ever freaky is to you, FrEaK oUt!

           

 

  • 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.

Tuesday Tips – Split Step – Kind of Like Hopscotch

From gorgeous Incline Village, here is CJ Johnson with today’s Tuesday Tip. The split step is crucial and once you master it, you will notice that you aren’t hitting as many balls into the net as you move towards the kitchen.

“The fastest way to play better is to improve your pickleball footwork. The split step helps you move more efficiently on the court. Yet many players are don’t know how to use a split step. In today’s pickleball video we’ll cover the What, Why and When of the split step and give you a few drills to improve your groundstrokes and movement. Better footwork leads to pickleball consistency.”

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 Senior Games – Always A Good Time

Local players and some not so local players came to play in one of the Truckee Meadows largest tournaments. The Reno Senior Games are held twice a year – winter and summer – and are a wonderful way to get great play in, meet new players, and support pickleball in our area.

Next Reno Senior Games tournament will be in February. Please play in these events to showcase our wonderful players and area!

Results from the competitive (3.5 and above) division are below.

 

Big thanks to all our players and special thanks to Joan Deputy and Alan Clark for running the Competitive Division and all their amazing volunteers! Job well done – again!

Results from the recreational division coming soon!

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!