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
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 !
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!
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.
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.”
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!
CONCEPT #1 – Four pickleball courts – Whoop whoop!
CONCEPT #2 – Two pickleball courts
People can email: email@example.com 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!