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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 ...

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  • 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 ...
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  • 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!

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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!

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  • 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

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    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    16 hours 24 minutes ago

    Senior Games are coming up pretty soon. There are 2 people looking for pickleball partners. A male is looking for an 80+ male and a female is looking for an 80+ female. If you are interested, please reply and we will link you up.

    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    4 days 14 hours ago

    Is it possible to avoid injuries when playing pickleball? Check this out…

    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    5 days 1 hour ago

    Reminder, early registration discount expires in a couple weeks. Go to iowagames.org to sign up.

    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    6 days 1 hour ago

    Crazy 8 coming to Wellmark YMCA,

    "May the 4th be with you!”
    Get registered for Des Moines Wellmark YMCA's Crazy 8 tournament. Join us for some heat and fun in the kitchen! Saturday May 4th, 8am to 12pm. You choose competitive or recreational play at registration.

    Prizes awarded to top two best, Star Wars costumes, plus, top two scores of each court, and champions for recreational and competitive.

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