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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 ... Read more...

  • 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 ... Read more...
  • 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:

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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 ... Read more...

  • 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 ... Read more...
  • 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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    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!

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

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

    20% Off Paddletek Paddles
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    Photos from Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club's post

    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!

    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!

    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.

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

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    Photos from Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club's post

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

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

    Message:
    Hi.

    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.
    John

    Mark

    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!

    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

    1 year 2 months ago

    TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS LIVESTREAM ALERT!


    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):
    Thursday
    Sr. Women’s Doubles 4:00pm
    Women’s Doubles 5:30pm
    Friday
    Sr. Mixed Doubles 4:15pm
    Mixed Doubles 5:30pm
    Saturday
    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

    1 year 2 months ago

    pickleball rules in a (long) song. But then there are lots of rules! Enjoy!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrUVsNEepfY

    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

    1 year 2 months 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

    1 year 2 months 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

    1 year 2 months 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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