Getting to Know TMPC Members – Carol Amos


I HAVE BEEN A TMPC MEMBER since the club was formed.

I FIRST HEARD ABOUT PICKLEBALL through an obituary of an old boyfriend’s mom.

I LOVE PICKLEBALL BECAUSE it helps me get out of my head. It makes me laugh. I have met amazing people from all over the states and the world. And while I don’t have abs of steel or a six pack, PB has helped my balance, flexibility and made me an old lady athlete.

MY OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS INCLUDE anything outdoors! I walk out in the desert by our place daily with our dog, Greta, and love to get 4 to 5 miles in each morning. Husband Mike and I love to fish and get out into the hills. I also bird – it’s an action verb for me. I feed over 200 pounds of grape jelly each summer to Bullock’s Orioles. And I’m all about hummingbirds and love to feed them by hand.

I PLAY PICKLEBALL AT LEAST twice a week on Monday and Wednesday nights. In Fallon, most of our players work during the day so we are lucky that the City of Fallon has permanently lined three courts for us in the back half of the community gym.

MY DREAM PICKLEBALL PARTNER IS my husband Mike if we can ever make it through a game without rolling our eyes at each other.

IN MY PREVIOUS (OR CURRENT) LIFE I WAS (AM) a food service worker (two days!), bank teller (I loved counting money), database manager for high school in Fallon. And while I was working at the high school, I watched Law and Order all day long while I was working. Hooray for Hulu & Netflix!

MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT I am a fierce advocate for mental illness. Mike and I have a daughter with a severe mental illness and she humbles and amazes me daily.


Let’s get to know all our members!

Please share your info here: Getting to Know TMPC Members Form

Why Do I Pop Up The Ball? | 2 reasons why the ball is popping up on you

From PrimeTime Pickleball

Visit to get more free basic, intermediate, and advanced tips that are sure to help you level up your game and and play the best pickleball of your life!!

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “Why do I pop up the ball?”. It’s a pretty common question among people that can play but still have trouble with some key fundamentals in their strokes and the ball still gets away from them more often than they would like.

There are two key reasons are usually the cause of pop ups on dinks or even on drops and we cover them here in this video. Check it out in the video below.

TMPC Halloween Costumed Pickleball Fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club

It’s that time of year, again! 

Please come to the Halloween Costumed Pickleball Fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club.  Members and non members are welcome!

  • Wednesday October 31st – Boys & Girls Club on Foster Drive
  • Check in at 9 AM
  • All levels welcome to play from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Suggested donation is $30 per person
  • Lunch is provided!

Please RSVP if you are coming to the Halloween Fundraiser! We need to have your lunch and t shirt ready for you!

Click here to RSVP for Halloween Fundraiser

Thank you all and hope to see you on the courts all costumed up!

Slow Your Game Down……

Top Three Reasons You Should Slow the Game Down

Which strategy is overlooked by many pickleball players?  Find out by watching this Pickleball Quick Tip as National Champion and top pickleball instructor, Marcin Rozpedski, gives 3 benefits to slowing down your game.

The benefits of the slow game are tangible and can make a difference in your level of play. Hear from Marcin as he gives some wise advice along with great visual examples of the slow game in action.


Remember – The longer your rally, the more court time you and your partners will have. And less time chasing balls down!


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.”

Cyan Park Design Survey

Thanks to TMPC member Ralph Barbato for the scoop from the City of Reno Parks!


From the City of Reno: “The City of Reno is starting the public process to design the remainder of Cyan Park, located in Southeast Reno at Veterans Parkway and Long Meadow Drive.

Prior to developing possible concept plans, the City is seeking resident input on the types of improvements and features most desired by the surrounding neighborhoods.

Take our survey for Cyan Park today to share your input. Survey closes at noon on Monday, October 8, 2018.”


  • Pickleball is an option for what features you want at the park.
  • When you get to the where do you you live question,  I put in “Other” and noted that I travel to different areas of Reno frequently just for pickleball.

Take the survey here:

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!


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

Getting to Know TMPC Members – Art Vogt

HELLO, MY NAME Art Vogel.IMG_3176


I FIRST HEARD ABOUT PICKLEBALL while eating pickles.


MY OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS INCLUDE RWR, Half marathons slowly, having fun..



IN MY PREVIOUS (OR CURRENT) LIFE I WAS (AM) The Net & State Psychologist.



If you want to participate in this feature, please enter your info here: Getting to Know TMPC Members Form