End The Summer With a Smile – 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.

Getting to Know TMPC Members – Denise Johnson

Getting to know Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club Members one-by-one-by-one…

HELLO, MY NAME IS Denise Johnson.
I FIRST HEARD ABOUT PICKLEBALL from my sister in law in Kansas & later went to see how it was played at Neil Road.
I LOVE PICKLEBALL BECAUSE its a great way to get my exercise and many friendships have been formed.
IN MY PREVIOUS (OR CURRENT) LIFE I WAS (AM) in advertising and promotional sales.
MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA.

California Indoor Championships

Fancy a pickleball tournament to end your year playing pickleball, meeting new friends, and having a blast?  Craig Fraser will be holding a USAPA Sanctioned tournament December 27th – 30 at Courtside Center in Rocklin which is about twenty miles this side of Sacramento.

Registration Fees
Early Registration – Open 9/1/18 – Deadline: 10/01/18 – $40.00
Registration – Opens 10/2/18 – Deadline 11/14/18 – $50.00


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World Team Pickleball Incline Open

Saturday September 8th at

Incline Village Tennis Center

Have you heard of World Team Pickleball?  Grab three friends – or enter solo and WTP will out you on a team – and have a great time.

Teams will have four players – two men and two women in the same skill level.

Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Saturday September 8th in beautiful Incline Village
8:30 – 12:00 — Rookies Bracket (2.5/3.0 Teams)
8:30 – 12:00 — Challengers Bracket (4.0+ Teams)
1:00 – 4:30   — Experienced Bracket (3.5 Teams)

Enjoy a 2-hour clinic with Laura Fenton Kovanda on Sunday for $35 when you play in the tournament too.

For more information and how to sign up please click here: https://tahoepickleball.com/project/incline-open-world-team-pickleball-event/

  • When you play in a World Team Pickleball tournament, you will know exactly WHEN and WHERE you will play.
    • No waiting around all day to be called.
    • All of our matches are scheduled in advance, with the teams and courts announced at the beginning of the tournament.
  • In this World Team Pickleball Incline Open, your team is never eliminated!
    • You will play SEVERAL BACK-TO-BACK MATCHES the day of the tournament.
    • Every match and every point counts toward your overall team totals!
  • This is World TEAM Pickleball!
    • You will cheer your team on as you work together to win as many points and matches as possible.
    • Show us your “team spirit” by wearing team shirts, dressing in the same color, or wearing crazy accessories!
  • Most of all…World Team Pickleball is about FUN!  Make sure you have as much of it as possible!

For more information, please contact Carol Amos at carolanneamos@gmail.com.

Time for an update and new web address!

Welcome to the New Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club Website

Your Truckee Meadows Pickleball Club Board of Directors recently approved the creation of a new website that corresponds to our club name. Big thanks to previous Board Members for setting up RenoPickleball.com and keeping it up dated over the years.

Subscribe to automatically receive updates!

One new feature this new website will allow is for all members to subscribe for updates to any new postings or updates. Please be sure to enter your email in the upper right corner to subscribe to updates!  Find the SUBSCRIBE TO UPDATES form just under Gallery and Contact Us towards the top of this post on the right side of the page.

This website will be replacing the old website eventually, but it will take us a bit of time to get everything up and running here. In the meantime, sit back, relax, click around and check new website out. Please feel free to make suggestions through the contact us page.