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  • DMMPC Members Preview Smash Park

    August 28, 2018

    About 50 DMMPC Members had the opportunity to preview Smash Park on Tuesday, August 28. A Smash Park representative provided an update on pickleball plans. Club members were then turned loose to play on 6 indoor courts. Smash Park is a wonderful facility, very spacious with tons of amenities. DMMPC hopes to schedule 1 or ...

  • Free Play at Smash Park

    August 27, 2018

    Smash Park is just about to go full swing with their grand opening Mid-September. Meanwhile they are offering several hours of FREE PLAY this week. Below you will find the days and times. Also make sure to not miss out on their VIP Days September 2nd through the 4th. Check their website for ...
  • Locals Take Medals in the Quad Cities

    August 23, 2018

    Congratulations to Jerry Armstrong and Dale Thede for medaling in the Quad Cities Pickleball Tournament! The strong competition at VCC got them ready for this competitive play!

  • Smash Park Preview for DMMPC Members

    August 20, 2018

    Smash Park has invited DMMPC Members to a special preview of its facilities on Tuesday, August 28 at 9:00 AM. Signup sheets will be available at VCC so that we can provide an estimated number likely to attend this free preview. If you are unable to get to VCC to sign up, but still would like to ...

  • Kids Introduced to Pickleball

    August 11, 2018

    A few of the 24 kids at Alice’s Park in Clive for Pickleball clinic with leader Jonathan. Kids were excited to hit the ball over the net and learn some basic skills.  Opportunities on Deck has approximately 6 sports they teach their kids. Thanks to Bill ...

  • Pickleball Etiquette Part 2

    August 8, 2018

    From another club’s post.  Part II

    1. If spectators continuously comment on the play itself, while this is normal and fun, ask them not to if their comments are loud, disruptive, argumentative, hostile or combative. Even if (OK, ESPECIALLY if) they are on your side!
    2. NEVER yell at, swear at, or say a hostile or sarcastic word ...
  • Pickleball Etiquette Part 1

    August 8, 2018

    From a recent post at another club. Part I:

    1. To begin, and again IOHO, Pickleball is only a game. It is not a metaphor for life. It is not even a profession. Nobody makes much money playing pickleball. You will not eat differently tonight based on your success during a recreational pickleball match. We need ...
  • Membership Campaign August 1 Launch

    July 30, 2018

    We are launching a new member campaign on August 1 to increase the volume of our pickleball voice in the Des Moines Metro area. New members joining after August 1 are eligible for the following rewards:

    • A key ring with a miniature pickleball and a member tag. The tag has the DMMPC logo on ...
  • Sale at Pickleball Central

    July 25, 2018

    Pickleball Central currently has a sale on paddles and several other items. Go to  http://Pickleballcentral.com  to check it out. Use code CRDMMP when checking out to get another 5%off your purchase price!

  • 52nd AAU Junior Olympic PB in Des Moines

    July 12, 2018

    2nd AAU Junior Olympics Games
    By: AAU
    Tue 07/31/18 thru Tue 07/31/18
    Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, IA, United States
    Website: http://ww1.aaujrogames.org
    Note: All deadlines are 23:59 Central time on the specified date
    Tournament Local Time: 07/12/18 6:31pm


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    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    9 hours 48 minutes ago

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

    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    1 day 3 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:


    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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