News from Carson City and Gardnerville and Fallon

More and more players from all around the outlying Truckee Meadows areas are becoming TMPC members and events are held all around the areas.

With that in mind, we have added a few new pages to our website. One for Carson Valley Area Pickleball which will include Carson City and the Minden and Gardnerville areas. Another page will highlight Fallon Pickleball.

Carson Valley Area Pickleball

Carson City Parks and Rec Commission will have a meeting Tuesday October 1st, and pickleball will be on the agenda.

Also, Douglas County is hosting Senior Olympics this October. *NEW* – Schedule posted!

Find all about all the Carson Valley Area Pickleball news on the new web page located under Places to Play.

Fallon Pickleball

Fallon Pickleball was recently featured in the first print edition of the Fallon Post. Read all about how pickleball came to Fallon way back in the 1980’s!

Fallon Pickleball news and updates will also be housed under Places to Play.

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.

Missed Shot Frustrations

So, we’ve all been there. Missed a shot and had a reaction. Or your partner has missed a shot and we’ve had a reaction. Here’s a fun video. Which do you do?

After you have watched the video, please share anonymously which frustrations you have done on the court. We won’t be hunting you down to video tape your court frustrations!

You can choose just one or as many as you like. Just click on one or more and vote. Thanks and happy playing – during good plays and bad plays!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.”

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

USAPA or Yousappa?

However you say it, become a member today!   Support the game you love!

STAY informed. STAY connected. Be a part of the exciting future of pickleball! The USAPA’s membership is comprised of people who, just like you, share a passion for our great game! When you join the USAPA, you receive exclusive benefits for your membership.

In addition, your membership supports USAPA initiatives such as:

  • Maintaining rules and equipment standards
  • Introductory and developmental programs for all ages
  • Provide competitive play through USAPA sanctioned events and tournaments
  • Provide and maintain a Places to Play database (by country and state)

What Benefits Will I Receive?

  • FREE e-mailed Copies of ‘Pickleball Magazine’ (6 per year)
  • 40% Discount (off cover price) of Mailed Subscription of ‘Pickleball Magazine
  • $10 Discount on USAPA Net System
  • Seasonal Discounts on USAPA Merchandise
  • USAPA e-Newsletter (6 per year)
  • Expanded Member Rewards (hotels, rental cars, restaurants)
  • Member Upgrade Options (optional USAPA discount products members can select during the online registration process)
  • USAPA Rating for all Sanctioned Tournaments (coming in 2017)
  • Secondary Medical Insurance for USAPA-Sanctioned Tournaments
  • Printable USAPA Membership Card
  • Member Access to  new ‘Look-Up’ on USAPA Website
  • Member Access to new ‘Partner Search’ on USAPA Website
  • Member Access to new ‘Referee Trainer Guide’ on USAPA Website
  • Member Access to new ‘Referee Handbook’ on USAPA Website

Click here to find out more and register to become a member of the USAPA! 

  https://www.usapa.org/usapa-membership/