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  • Pickleball Falls

    March 11, 2019


    According to the Volley Llama, pickleball injuries are becoming more and more common as the game continues to grow in popularity. Pickleball has exploded because of how easy and fun it is…especially with older, retired folks like myself looking to stay active.

    However, anyone who has played pickleball any length of time has either ... Read more...

  • Pickleball Central Sale Ends March 4

    February 27, 2019

    Don’t forget to use the Club’s discount code CRDMMP for an additional 5% off!

  • April—National Pickleball Month

    February 26, 2019

  • Pickleball Tournament Quad Cities April 26-27

    February 16, 2019

  • Time to Go Shopping!

    February 13, 2019

    Pickleball Central is currently having a massive warehouse sale! A lot of it’s merchandise is marked down as much as 70%. Go to pickleballcentral.com to check it out! Don’t forget to use the Club’s discount code CRDMMP to get an additional 5% off when you check out.

  • Fairfield PB Tournament Registration Closing

    January 11, 2019

  • January 14th, the last day to register for this year’s Regional Tournament
    The last day of ...
  • Happy New Year and Thanks!

    December 31, 2018

    Thank you DMMPC Members for a great 2018.

    Pickleball is more than just a game – it’s a way of life. We all participate in this game that we love and I like to think of us as one large family.

  • From USAPA Regional Director

    December 26, 2018

    Good Afternoon,
    I hope everyone is enjoying this Holiday Season… Our Annual New Years’ Pickleball Event is shaping up yet still finds itself with a few more spots, for those interested. Details and registration can be found from the link included here, with a reminder that you do not need a partner to sign up – ... Read more...
  • Merry Christmas

    December 17, 2018

  • New Year’s Day Pickleball

    December 7, 2018

    No reason to sit around watching old news… and you almost certainly haven’t been getting near enough pickleball over the holidays… Start 2019 off with the “Fastest growing sport in America…,”
    The Annual New Year’s Pickleball Scramble & Potluck is still open for registration. Spots are filling fast so don’t delay… Link included below. You will ... Read more...

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      The Des Moines Park & Rec. Annual SPOOKLEBALL is just around the corner, Saturday, October 26th, from roughly 8:30am to 3pm, at the Pioneer Columbus Community Center in Des Moines. The link below is your chance for fun, excitement, thrills, costume contests, treats,... oh, and we'll have some pickleball play as well!

      This event tends to always fill up (not that difficult given a maximum of 32 participants...), so be sure to get yourself registered soon. For more information you can always check online, on our Calendar of Events page: http://pickleballiowa.com/tournamentnews.html (if the link doesn’t work, copy and paste into your browser)

      On that same page, below the calendar, you will find links to two documents that can help those unsure of their rating or skill level.

      Catch you on court soon. Until then,
      ...keep your paddle, and your spirits, UP!!

      Steve Stone

      “Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.” George Kissell

      Global Greens will be selling vegetables at VCC on Monday, Sept 16 from 9:30-12:15. Plan on stocking up!

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 2 weeks ago

      Contact Angie with any questions at angeedmonson@gmail.com.

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 2 weeks ago

      Sale at Pickleball Central, paddles and other items at a reduced price.

      20% Off Paddletek Paddles
      Up to $30 Off Engage, GAMMA, ProLite & HEAD

      Photos from Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club's post

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 2 weeks ago

      DMMPC had its annual member meeting this evening. Over 50 members were in attendance. Details from the meeting will be available in the ‘members only’ section of the DMMPC web site soon. The meeting was followed by open pickleball play. A drawing was held and the winners are shown below. Overall a well attended, good meeting!

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 2 weeks ago

      Reminder the DMMPC Members Meeting is tonight at 630 PM at VCC. Open play for members attending the meeting will follow at 730 til 930 PM. Drawings for those attending and snacks! Hope to see you there!

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 2 weeks ago

      Iowa Winter Senior Games
      WHAT'S NEXT?
      The 2019 Winter Iowa Senior Games, presented by Health Alliance Medicare, will be held December 12-15, 2019 in the Quad Cities. Registration opens Tuesday, October 1.

      Dates for the 2020 Summer Iowa Senior Games in West Des Moines, Eastern Iowa Senior Challenge in Cedar Rapids, and Western Iowa Senior Challenge in Council Bluffs will be posted once confirmed.

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 3 weeks ago

      The links may not work but at least you know about the sale and can go to pickleballcentral.com for information.

      September Is Paddletek Month
      Save 20% On Paddletek Paddles
      Sale Ends 9/30




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      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 4 weeks ago

      Meals from the Heartland—Twenty-six DMMPC members packed over 17,000 meals today at the annual event in Hy-Vee Hall.

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 1 month ago

      Interested? Contact John noted below:
      Name: john wilinski
      Business: Life Time
      Phone: 952-994-6560
      Email: jwilinski@lt.life


      Life Time (formerly Life Time Fitness) is looking for a part time Pickleball Coordinator at their Des Moines (Urbandale) facility. Can you assist in finding the proper candidate. The successful candidate will also receive a Diamond level membership to Life Time. Please feel free to have any parties who are interested to contact me via email or phone.

      Thanks for your help in growing Pickleball.

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 1 month ago


      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 1 month ago

      Club member Linda Sorg reports there are 3 outdoor courts open in Indianola near the YMCA located there. The address is 306 E Scenic Valley Ave, Indianola. There is no charge for use of these outdoor courts that are open for play daily from dawn to dusk. Check it out!

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 1 month ago

      Rumor has it the outdoor courts at Fox Creek in Waukee are generally available for pickleball play. Grab a group and head on out there to experience outdoor play on dedicated, outdoor courts!

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 1 month ago


      USAPA presents live matches from the 2019 Tournament of Champions, the first USAPA Tier One tournament outside of the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships!

      Matches are now being livestreamed continuously from Brigham City, Utah. Catch the action today, Friday and Saturday!

      Join us on the USAPA Facebook page as 600 players compete for a prize pool over $54,000!

      Livestream Begins:

      8:00 AM (Mountain Time) Thursday the 22nd
      7:30 AM (Mountain Time) Friday the 23rd
      7:30 AM (Mountain Time) Saturday the 24th

      Gold medal matches will start approximately at (Mountain Time):
      Sr. Women’s Doubles 4:00pm
      Women’s Doubles 5:30pm
      Sr. Mixed Doubles 4:15pm
      Mixed Doubles 5:30pm
      Sr. Women’s Singles 2:00pm
      Women’s Singles 3:30pm
      Sr. Men’s Doubles 5:00pm
      Men’s Doubles 6:30pm

      To watch the FREE livestream on the USAPA Facebook page:

      Search USAPA Pickleball in Facebook. That should take you to their Facebook page where the link resides.

      Once on the page, be sure to 'share' the the feed with your Facebook friends!

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 1 month ago

      pickleball rules in a (long) song. But then there are lots of rules! Enjoy!

      A little (well, if you call 29 verses little) ditty for all picklers who love this game and who strive, yet fail, to improve their level of play. And yes, I ...

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 1 month ago

      From PickleballParadise.com

      Protect Your Pickleball Paddle!
      One of the best things you can do to help extend the life of your paddle is to simply make sure you are handling it with care. Simple routines like cleaning your paddle after use and protecting it from extreme temperatures can help your paddle play better and last longer.

      Wipe the Sweat Away

      Your paddle works almost as hard as you do in a game of pickleball, so remember to wipe the dirt and oils off the paddle after you play. Pickleball paddles should not be soaked, but you can use a damp cloth, Wet Wipe or glass cleaner to clean the face of the paddle. This keeps the graphics looking brighter and can help you gain more spin on the ball. Wiping away the sweat from the grip will also keep it better longer. Just make sure to let it dry completely before you put it away.

      Don’t Lose Your Grip

      You may need to replace your grip if any build-up causes it to become slippery or the cushion is no longer there. Changing the grip on your paddle is easy to do and can make it much easier to hold on to your paddle! You may even find a grip that works better for you.

      Make it! Don’t Break it.

      Avoid leaving your paddle in extreme temperatures for extended periods of time. A paddle that is left in the cold is more likely to break from becoming brittle while high temperatures can cause damage by softening the face of the paddle. Also, keep your paddle from getting soaked in the rain or getting submerged in liquid. Water can easily get trapped inside the core of the paddle causing even more damage.

      On and Off the Court

      When you are on the court, don’t harm your paddle by hitting it against the net, fence or court. You can also keep your paddle protected by placing it in a bag or using a paddle cover when it is not in use.

      Pickleball Paradise

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 1 month ago

      Upcoming tournament at the Sanford Pentagon, 2210 W Pentagon Place in Sioux Falls. See info that follows:

      Hello everyone!!

      We are proud to announce the Sanford Pentagon Pickleball Open! The link at the bottom of this email will lead you through the online registration process through Sanford's website. I will provide a step by step process on how to successfully complete your registration. There are three easy options to register for the tournament online. **It should be noted that we are only accepting online registration for this tournament**

      Please CLICK HERE to register for the Sanford Pentagon Open Pickleball 2019!

      At the bottom of the flyer, there will be another link highlighted in blue that reads "2019 Sanford Pentagon Pickleball Open Registration"- click on the link to open the registration. To register, you may use: https://www.sanfordpentagon.com/page/show/5234391-2019-sanford-pentagon

      Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

      3 years 1 month ago

      Bill Stalter is looking for a pickleball drills partners on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings at either Wildwood or Fox Creek in Waukee. Contact Bill at bcstalter@gmail.com if you are interested.

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