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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 ... Read more...

  • 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 ... Read more...
  • 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! Read more...
  • 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 ... Read more...

  • 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 ... Read more...

  • 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 ... Read more...
    3. 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 ... Read more...
      2. 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 ... Read more...
        • 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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          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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