Tuesday Tip – A Day Late

First a series of great videos on Simone Jardime on Block Volley Drills.

“Simone Jardim works with Eddie on his block volleys to teach him proper form and how to have soft hands. Here are some great drills for you to improve your ability to hit soft, consistent block volleys!”

While the whole 10 minute video is posted here, please consider bringing just the first two  drills into your warm up this week before adding more from this video. Each Tuesday, we will concentrate on a few of the drills from this video.  Today’s tips are shown in the video from the start to about three minutes in.

This week, please work on just the three variations of the  Two Touch Volley and then the Easy Volley drill.  These two drills end about 3 minutes into the video below.

Count how many times Simone says “OUT IN FRONT”! PB Mantra!


November Warm Goodies Event – Open to All Members

  • Our next Members Only event is coming up soon.
  • This will be a fun event with a new secret format for play .
  • Come check it out!

In the spirit of the season, TMPC will be holding a Kid’s Warm Clothing Drive with this. We hope our members will bring so we can help keep local kids warm this winter.

Please check out all the info here and register so we can plan accordingly. 


Tuesday Tips – Pick a Spot

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make big differences. Today’s tip is from The Pickleball Channel.

“Our tip for you today seems so obvious and simple that it almost seems silly. But after talking to multiple pickleball pros and coaches, this skill is one that still needs to be acquired by a lot of players. Watch this quick tip today from Rusty Howes, the Executive Producer of Pickleball Channel, to learn how to make your shot more accurate by choosing to aim the ball.  This skill can help you stop being a reactive player, play more strategically, and start to win more points with better shots.  Watch today! If you want to see more helpful pickleball videos, visit http://www.pickleballchannel.com.”

Monster Smash Results and More Pictures

Regency and TMPC split the proceeds from Saturday’s Monster Smash. Regency’s charity of choice was Save Lake Tahoe. TMPC’s split of the proceeds went towards the new courts at Mira Loma.

Dave and Tammy Burke Monster Smashing It Up!

Links to pictures from Monster Smash.

Results from Monster Smash  are below.

2.5 Results
Name  and Points
Dave Lash 64
David Molumby 60
Paula Paterson 55
Katie Quinn 54
Lisa Masten 51
Sharon Goodrich 50
Bobbie Terai 44
Darla Smyth 40

3.0 Results
Name and Points
Timothy Attoe 66
Bob Basso 61
Kenneth Grey 59
Kenneth Leak 59
Carol Lytle 58
Jim Lake 58
Paula Cobb 56
Chip Chadwick 54
Teresa Calizzi 53
David Luscavage 51
Steve Urbani 50
Betsy Cooksey 49
Marsha Ross 48
Jim Gaebe 44
Joyce King 42
Judith Wasson 40
Jackie Thomas 39
MaryAnn Gaebe 39
Claudia Sharenbrock 36
Susan Wharam 36
Maggie Abbett 30
Lauren Greenwood 29
George Leezy 27

*3.0 Medal Round Robin 5 pt playoff
1st Tim Attoe
1st Kenneth Leak
3rd Bob Basso

3.0 Results
Name and Points
James MacInnes 63
Austin Boyd 62
John Gibbs 62
Paul Steinberg 62
Randy Plymell 58
John Garfinkle 56
Rick Mcdermid 54
Kerry Barnes 53
Mike Gray 53
James Bailey 52
Meri West 51
Allan Walker 46
Kathy Washburn 46
Rick Rucker 46
Cathy Fitzgerald 45
Ginger McDowell 45
Paula Tlachac 45
Karen Bowman 41
Beth Plassman 38
Sandy McConnell 38
Sarah Waters 35
Becky Chrisman 32
Betty Gaines 27

4.0 Results
Name and Points
David Stultz 60
Steven McClung 60
Susan Volinkaty 58
Becky Privitt 56
Lori Cramer 55
Sheri Barainca 53
Tom Abbett 53
Dave Burke 51
Cathie Barbato 49
Mike Folster 46
Tammy Burke 43
Paul Clifton 38


Tuesday Tips – 5 Ways to Improve Your Game

Today’s tips are from US Open & USAPA Nationals Champion Glen Peterson via Pickleball Central.

“Pickleball 5.0 Pro and National Champion, Glen Peterson introduces 5 tips to make you a better pickleball player. Follow these tips and you will have more fun playing pickleball. These tips will get you to longer pickleball rallys and more wins. Some of the tips may surprise you with their simplicity. Glen made this video because he’s a student of the game and wants to share what he’s learned over the years of observing elite player succeed at matches. Get into the Pickleball Zone with these helpful tips from Glen.”

  • Tip #1 – Play it safe. “Let your opponents make the mistakes. You hit the ball consistently over the net.  Are you 80% sure you can make that shot?”
  • Tip #2 – Get to the kitchen. “As your opponents get ready to hit the ball – Red light stop. Green light go on your good shot.”
  • Tip #3 – Watch the ball. “See it all the way to your paddle. Watch it bounce and keep your head down as you hit the ball.”
  • Tip #4 – Fluid and compact strokes. “Try hitting with just your hand for a few shots so you can mimic that simple stroke without a paddle.”
  • Tip #5 – Smile!

Regency TMPC Monster SMASH

On Saturday, sixty seven players played on the gorgeous courts at Regency and raised over $700 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

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


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


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  


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


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



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



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

Paula Tlachac


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

Bob Basso


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