TVPBC Player Wins Gold in Florida!

Carol Moore and her partner Janie McDonald won Gold in the Women’s Doubles  in Winter Garden Florida. Congratulations Carol and Janie!

Schedule Changes

Effective October 1st, our new daily play schedule was published and it scheduled to run through May 2020. That’s a long time, and along the way there are bound to be some tweaks that can be made to better serve the needs of the club. So the TVBPC Board has developed a procedure to address that contingency. Specifically, if anyone wants to suggest a schedule change, it should be submitted to the board in writing. The board will review it at its next meeting, and if the change is approved, it will be implemented in the following month.



PLEASE sign in EVERY TIME that you come out to play, and make sure that everyone that you’re playing with also does the same.

And include the TIME, it’s also important!

Court usage will ultimately determine if, when, and how many more courts we’ll ever have. Yes, it’s THAT important.

Paddle Review!

Our own TVPBC member, Pete Young, put a GAMMA Compass Paddle to the test! Check out his review below.

I am a 4.0 Pickleball Player who plays generally 5 days per week in addition to tourneys in the TN/NC/SC/GA area as a member of Tellico Village Pickleball Club.

I want to thank Pickleball Central for recently providing our Club of about 800 members a demo GAMMA Compass paddle with NeuCore Technology to try out.

The demo Compass paddle that I used extensively was 16 5/8 inches long overall and weighed 7.75 oz (middleweight) with a small grip size of 4  1/8 inches on a 4.75 inch long handle.  This combination of paddle and handle length coupled with the small grip allowed for quick hand position changes. The things that I liked best about the paddle were the elongated face for extra reach with a very large and very forgiving sweet spot; especially close in to the handle.  Additionally the paddle seemed to impart plenty of solid power while not giving up the ability for control or touch shots.

The textured surface made it easy to spin shots with control and made dinking relatively easy.  Overall, the paddle was well balanced, felt good in my hands, and had very nice colors & graphics.

It seemed to be well constructed; especially the solid edge guard which has been a trouble spot for me with other paddle manufacturers.  I think this paddle would be a great all around paddle for

beginners thru advanced players alike due to its fine combination of features. Try this paddle out, you will love it just as much as I did!

For GAMMA Paddles please link to:

Meet the “Lobster”

Just in time to help sharpen your game, the club has retired our “Simon” ball machine and replaced it with the “Lobster”. The Lobster Pickleball machine is the perfect practice partner, helping you improve your game with its capacity for random oscillation and speeds of up to 60 mph. It’s located in the same location where Simon lived with complete operating instructions posted. PLEASE follow the instructions when working out with the Lobster. Online manual –

Did You Know. . .

. . . that Pickleball Central offers us a 5% discount on anything purchased through them? Just use our discount code (CRTellico) to receive your discount.

. . . that the club has a Sunshine Committee formed just to let our members who are sick or injured know that we care about them?  Just drop a note to Dee O’Day ( to let her know of anyone who needs this kind of TLC.

. . . if you find a left-behind paddle on the courts, do NOT put it in the utility bin. Instead, take it to the Wellness Center desk. They will store the paddle, call the owner (if possible), and then check the ID of any person claiming the paddle as their own. And if you haven’t already put an ID label on your paddle, do it NOW!

. . . that the club has three resident USAPA Ambassadors?  Bill Mason, Mary Clor and Rich Karakis are all on hand and available to answer any questions and to promote the sport in any way we can.

When signing in each time you play on the courts, we are asking everyone to close the door to the mailbox after they sign in. Most of the time it is not a big deal but when it rains the sheets get wet.