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/

Guess who plays pickleball?

“We like to watch movies, we go out to movies together, we kayak together, we play a crazy game called pickleball,” Melinda Gates told CNBC.

105470381-melinda_gates_pickleball.1910x1000Similar to badminton or tennis, but played with paddles and a light plastic ball, pickleball is a favorite of suburbanites, and according to Melinda, of the Gates family.

“We are huge pickleball fans,” Gates says.

“In fact, one of the things that Bill was so excited to teach me when we first were dating was pickleball. His family took me out on the court and they taught me, it’s easier to pick up than tennis. He1’s more of a tennis player, but I play pickleball with him.”

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/09/25/billionaires-bill-and-melinda-gates-like-to-play-pickleball-for-fun.html

Are you listening?

Just a fun post for today. How many of you listen to pickleball podcasts?

All are free to listen to at any time. To listen to podcasts on your phone or tablet, you will need to download an app. Yep, there’s an app for that! Actually, there are a lot of apps for podcasts. I am happy with PocketCasts but there are many others for androids and Apple products.

Links to the podcasts are listed below.  Check them out and then vote!

LINKS

Pickleball Show with Chris Allen

Pickleball Problems with Mark Renneson

The Pickleball 5.0 Podcast with Phil Ladden

The Pickleball Guru’s Podcast with Prem Carnot

Eddy and Webby – Beer, Tech and Pickleball

Fantastic World Team Pickleball Incline Open Wrap-up

Last Saturday, up at the gorgeous pickleball courts at Incline Village Tennis Center, 53 enthusiastic pickleball players came together to play some really amazing pickleball games and stayed on the court for hours.

You can read more about the event and see pictures at https://tahoepickleball.com/2018/09/10/the-fantastic-incline-open-team-pickleball-wrapup/ courtesy of Matt Juskiewicz.

More pictures from this fun event are on the Gallery Page here on our website.  Gallery

Big thanks to CJ Johnson from Incline Village, Matt Juskiewicz and ALL THE PLAYERS! You all made this event so much fun!

Pictured below are Matt Juskiewicz, CJ Johnson, Brian Johnson, and Reto Gross. Reto played the morning session and volunteered to stay and play the afternoon session. So, what does Reto do after 9 solid hours of pickleball? He puts together some pickup games! Gotta love pickleball peeps!

 

 

 

End The Summer With a Smile – The Pickleball Song

http://gregklinkel.com/musician/the-pickleball-song/

By Greg Klinkel

Thank you, Greg, for a great song and great laughs! Be sure to watch until the end. Pickleball peeps – all about good friends and good times!

I met up with some friends; we shared a glass of wine
They asked me what I do, how I spend my time
I told ’em ’bout my grandkids, and most of all
I really love pickleball!

I told ’em ’bout the paddle, I told ’em ’bout the ball
I told ’em ’bout the lob and how you’re not supposed to fall
The scoring seemed confusing, and they asked me again
“Where does the pickle fit in?”

Pickleball, the fun never ends
The kind of game that you play with friends
No one says they’re sorry, and when the game ends
You switch it up and start all over again

You start out nice and easy with an underhand serve
You have to be ready for a deep return
Then things can get crazy, and you play it as it comes
Volleyin’ and dinkin’ till you’re done

Pickleball, the fun never ends
The kind of game that you play with friends
No one says they’re sorry, and when the game ends
You switch it up and start all over again

Now I’m a PB addict, and I play every day
My waking life is ruled in a pickleball way
Please don’t tell my grandkids that most of all
I really love pickleball!

Pickleball, the fun never ends
The kind of game that you play with friends
Please don’t tell my grandkids that most of all
I really love pickleball!
I really love pickleball!
Really, really, really
Really, really, really
I really love pickleball!

Words & Music Copyright © 2017 by Gregory D. Klinkel. All Rights Reserved.