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  • Upcoming Pickleball Activities in DM Area

    October 1, 2018

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  • West Des Moines Comprehensive Plan

    September 25, 2018

    West Des Moines is updating its comprehensive plan. Would you like to be able to have an impact on that update? Are you interested in more pickleball courts both indoors and outdoors in the West Des Moines area? Go to http://www.ourwdm.com submit your ideas, vote on ideas already submitted and register to participate in this process as ...

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  • Women of Pickleball

    September 24, 2018

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  • Train with a Pro UPDATE

    September 21, 2018

    There is a fantastic opportunity to bring a TOP LEVEL PRO right here to Des Moines!
    We have an opportunity for Sarah Ansboury to come into Des Moines on October 9thfor a certified training session! She will be nestling us in between two or three other registration workshops that week (here the 9th, in ...
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  • Annual Meeting Held September 18

    September 19, 2018

    The Annual Members’ Meeting was held at the Valley Community Center on Tuesday, September 18 at 7:00 PM.  The meeting was attended by in excess of 60 members. Several actions were taken including approval of the Treasurer’s Report, Audit Report and dues structure for the next year.  In addition, the following Board members were elected:

    Dean ...

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  • Annual Members Meeting Reminder

    September 17, 2018

    The Annual Members Meeting will be held at the Valley Community Center on Tuesday, September 18, starting at 7:00 PM. An election will be held to elect a Board for the coming year.  There will be other reports from various Board members as well. There will be a drawing for prizes and refreshments.  The meeting ...

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  • IPTPA Certification Training at Smash Park

    September 13, 2018

    IPTPA: if you are not aware, this is the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. The President of the Association is tentatively scheduled to be in West Des Moines, at Smash Park for training sessions October 6th and 7th. The primary sessions will be Level 1 Certification over the two days. If there ...
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  • Smash Park Special Rate

    September 13, 2018

    SMASH PARK: Smash Park is now offering discounted OPEN PLAY, Monday through Thursday from 8am until 11am. The fee is $5.00 for the session and included free coffee!! You can play on dedicated pickleball courts throughout the morning, finishing up just in time for lunch with your friends in the courtyard!
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  • Lest We Forget

    September 10, 2018

    One flag at Gray’s Lake for each life lost on September 11.

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  • Smash Park Rates

    September 6, 2018

    Several people have been asking about the rates for use of Smash Park pickleball courts. Smash Park officially opens Friday, September 7 and will start charging for courts use at that time. See the rate chart below:

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    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    10 hours 15 minutes ago

    A couple familiar faces picked up GOLD at the Iowa Games. Congrats!

    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    1 day 4 hours ago

    Save the dates.

    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    1 day 10 hours ago

    Young Professionals Connection are having a Crazy 8 at Valley View on August 17 starting at 8:00 AM. Very reasonable fee for non members. Go to this link to register:

    ypcdsmia.chambermaster.com/events/details/ypc-crazy-8-pickleball-tournament-2821

    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    2 days 15 hours ago

    FYI. Just a short drive away.

    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    3 days 15 hours ago

    Pickleball…the video game? Following is from Market Watch:

    Pickleball has quickly become one of America’s most popular participant sports. Now, is it poised to become a videogame sensation?
    Game developer FarSight Studios is launching PPA Pickleball Tour 2025 in partnership with the Professional Pickleball Association, which presents tournaments across the country. While it’s not the first pickleball game on the market, it represents an ambitious effort to showcase the sport, both for people who play it regularly as well as those who are completely new to it.
    The game aims to bring professional pickleball — and pro pickleball players — further into the fore. Some 48.3 million Americans have played pickleball at least once in the previous year, according to a 2023 report.
    The PPA is especially looking to create some buzz for those who play the sport for money. PPA spokesman Jeff Watson notes that the top five pros can average $1.5 million in earnings a year and the sport is seen on a variety of networks, including ESPN and various streaming platforms.
    In effect, PPA Pickleball Tour 2025, which will be available on numerous consoles and will cost $49.99, is aiming to become something of an equivalent to Madden NFL, the pro-football game from EA Sports that’s become a staple of the gaming industry.
    “We wanted a game that emphasizes the best aspects of real pickleball,” FarSight Studios Vice President Bobby King told MarketWatch.
    Indeed, pickleball is a game that players say is as much about strategy as it is about raw athletic ability — and that helps explain its popularity with participants of all ages. King said FarSight Studios designed PPA Pickleball Tour 2025 by tracking movements of the top 16 players, so that gamers can virtually compete with them one on one.
    Mat Piscatella, an analyst who tracks the gaming industry for market researcher Circana, said it’s too early to tell how the world might respond to a new pickleball game. He noted that PPA Pickleball Tour hasn’t created much buzz yet on YouTube, where a trailer for the game has received only 11,000 views. By contrast, trailers for some of the most anticipated games can get millions of views.
    “We’ll have to see how it does when it launches,” Piscatella said of the new pickleball game.

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