A new email just went out with information about the following updates:
- Nevada Open Pickleball Tournament in Gardnerville
- New PB Facility – The Hive at Lazy 5 Regional Park in Spark
- April is National Pickleball Month – TMPC Social April 24th
Eighty players participated in TMPC’s most recent members only event on Wednesday February 27th at Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.
Big thanks to all the players who participated and board members who played and helped coordinate the event. Music was provided by Board Member Netto Montoya and Board Member s Paula Cobb and Bruce Burkham helped DJ!
Big thanks to all who have registered for this Wednesday’s Musical Pickleball event.
Current player list for both sessions can be seen on the Musical Chairs Pickleball event page. This list is sorted by session, rating and first name .
If you are registered, but won’t be able to play, please email TMPC as soon as possible. Email TMPC
If you are not registered, and want to be on the waiting list, please email TMPC as soon as possible. Email TMPC
Double big thank yous to players who volunteered to play in either session. You have all been assigned to the Late Sleepers session from 11:30 to 2:00.
HELLO, MY NAME IS Ryan Stewart.
I HAVE BEEN A TMPC MEMBER SINCE – Brand New!
I FIRST HEARD ABOUT PICKLEBALL on the news “Fastest growing sport in the nation!”
I LOVE PICKLEBALL BECAUSE I love the competition.
MY OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS INCLUDE helping people find a place called HOME!
I PLAY PICKLEBALL 3 times a week.
MY DREAM PICKLEBALL PARTNER IS Joan Deputy!
IN MY LIFE AWAY FROM THE PICKLEBALL COURTS I am a Realtor.
MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT the chicken came before the egg.
TMPC members are tournament directors for the pickleball events- Alan Clark and Joan Deputy in the competitive division and Lyle Mason in the recreation division. Many TMPC members volunteered to help the tournament directors as well as play in both divisions.
Thanks to all who helped and played in the Reno Tahoe Senior Games. It’s always good to see old friends and meet new ones on the courts! Good times!
Whether you have been playing one day or one year or fifty one years, pickleball has likely enhanced your life in many ways.
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:
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.”
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!
A link to the agenda can be accessed here: Notice of Meeting
Hope to see a big contingent of players at the meeting!
People can email: email@example.com attn: Jeff Mann – Parks Manager and please support CONCEPT #1 with 4 courts.
Dinks, drops, drives, volleys, blocks, lobs, overheads, and more.
Now, truth time here, how many times do you only dink for warm ups?
Well, Nicole Havlicek and Jordan Briones, PrimeTime Pickleball, have the perfect warm up to get all your shots “primed” and ready for your next pickleball day.
Sure, you can warm up with 5 minutes of dinking. But why not actually practice a variety of shots? Variety is the spice of life!
I HAVE BEEN A TMPC MEMBER about 1 year.
I FIRST HEARD ABOUT PICKLEBALL in 1980 in Seattle but forgot about it until last year!
I LOVE PICKLEBALL BECAUSE it doesn’t hurt my shoulder or foot (old tennis injuries), and it’s so fun!
MY OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS INCLUDE teaching, mentoring, reading, writing, traveling, skiing, golfing, hiking and watching football.
I PLAY PICKLEBALL 4 days a week.
IN MY PREVIOUS/CURRENT LIFE I was an Industrial Engineering Methods Analyst and Manager at Boeing 25 years, Landscape company owner, Project Management consultant, Winery co-owner, Medical Device company CEO, and I still am a college professor 18 years strong.
MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT I’m a published author.