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  • Local Training at Valley Community Center

    January 25, 2018

    Just a reminder that Pickleball 101 is offered at Valley Community Center, 4343 Fuller Road, West Des Moines (south of Valley High School football stadium) on Monday and Wednesday or Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 to noon.  Click here to access the DMMPC calendar.

  • Avoid Injuries With Proper Warm Up Routine

    January 15, 2018

    Many players’ warm up routines consist of dinking the ball back and forth a few times and that’s it. Let’s play! Well, it simply is not enough to get your body ready to play at its best and to avoid injuries. Here is some good advice on how and why to put more effort into ... Read more...

  • Arizona to Iowa: Nets Donated to DMMPC Outreach Program

    January 11, 2018

    At a recent Happy Trails Pickleball Club meeting in Surprise Arizona, 125 members voted unanimously to donate four previously used portable pickleball nets to DMMPC. Our club will use the nets for outreach to disadvantaged neighborhoods in the Des Moines Metro area. John Bloom, President of DMMPC, will transport the cargo from AZ to Iowa ... Read more...

  • 2018 Ankeny Pickleball Tournament News

    January 9, 2018

    Registration is now open for the Ankeny Pickleball Tournament held on April 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Northview Middle School, 1302 N Ankeny Blvd. Click here for more information.

  • Why Variety Is The Spice of … Serving Up Pickleballs!

    January 5, 2018

    Pickleball players often work to improve certain playing shots and overlook a very important one–serving. In this Pickleball 411 video, learn about of the different serves to use as well as when and why to use them. We hope you enjoy it and remember practice makes perfect!

    DMMPC: Pickleball With Capitol Fun!

  • Defend Against Power Players

    January 4, 2018

    Do you dread playing pickleball against power players who bang balls left and right nonstop? Playing defense time after time gets old very quickly. If you would like a great strategy to slow the game down and and play more offense, click here for a great video from Pickleball Channell’s Scott Moore.  ... Read more...

  • Iowa Winter Games PB Tournament in Dubuque, Iowa

    January 2, 2018

    Don’t miss the deadline to register for the Iowa Winter Games Pickleball Tournament held on Saturday, January 27 , 2018 in Dubuque, IA.  Additional info here.

    Note: A player may enter a maximum of 3 events for the entry fee (one singles, one doubles and one mixed doubles)

    Early Registration Deadline
    $26 Entry Fee

  • New Year’s Resolution — Play More Pickleball!

    December 26, 2017

    We all know that playing pickleball is a healthy thing to do in 2018, but it’s nice to be reminded exactly what it does for your mind and body.

  • Thank You Plaque and Treats at VCC

    December 21, 2017

    The pickleball players at VCC, including many DMMPC members, wanted to thank the staff there for its friendliness and support of pickleball. A collection was taken and players were very generous! A plaque was presented to the staff. Remaining collected funds were joined with funding from VCC to provide a light snack consisting of fruit, ... Read more...

  • Training Session With Courage League Sports

    December 19, 2017

    As part of DMMPC’s program to reach out to the surrounding community, Bill Stalter and Chuck Golliher met with the Courage League Sports staff today at its Urbandale facility to provide them with a very basic understanding of pickleball. After taping off a court, the trainers discussed basic rules, game strategy and the 4 ‘Ds.’ ... Read more...

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    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    9 months 2 weeks ago

    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

    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    9 months 2 weeks ago

    “Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.” George Kissell

    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    9 months 3 weeks ago

    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

    9 months 3 weeks ago

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

    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    9 months 4 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

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    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    9 months 4 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

    9 months 4 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

    10 months 2 days ago

    Iowa Winter Senior Games
    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

    10 months 1 week 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

    10 months 1 week 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

    10 months 1 week 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

    10 months 2 weeks ago


    Des Moines Metro Pickleball Club

    10 months 2 weeks 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

    10 months 2 weeks 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

    10 months 2 weeks 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

    10 months 2 weeks 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

    10 months 2 weeks 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

    10 months 3 weeks 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

    10 months 3 weeks 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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