About Us

We are a volunteer run non-profit whose mission is to help our members make the most of the benefits that the sport of Pickleball has to offer in the Twin Cities Metro.

 

We do this by:

  • Fostering the growth of a unique inclusive community focused on fun and fitness

  • Advocating for new and improved playing venues

  • Providing opportunities for skill development and competition

  • Maintaining a comprehensive information hub of Pickleball activities

Contact Us

TCPC Board Members

I became ADDICTED to Pickle Ball three years ago while wintering in New Symnra Beach Florida. I do believe we need to start a 12 Step Program for this wonderful addiction. Married to Judith Jardine Stucki who shares in the addiction. Two Children and five grandchildren. I am Honored to be President of this wonderful organization.

Frank Stucki | President

I am married and have two children. My husband and I have lived in St. Louis Park for about 30-years. I started playing Pickleball in March of 2016 after I heard about the game while on a committee to determine needs for additions to the recreation center in St. Louis Park. I knew immediately this was a sport that could fill my need to “compete” in a fun, social way. I look forward to helping grow the sport and the Twin Cities Club and meeting more PB players!

Laurie Hynes | Co-Vice President

I was introduced to pickleball in January of 2018 and began to play regularly in June of that year.  Since then, I have become addicted to the sport, playing as often as I can.  In addition to playing pickleball, I have studied and been rated a level 2 certified pickleball referee by the USAPA and refereed at the Lakeville and Midstates Tourneys.  I have also earned IPTPA Level 1 Instructors Certification.  I love to coach, drill and help improve pickleball skills.

Previously, I was the Information Technology and Camp Director for Friends of Ngong Road, a program helping impoverished children in Nairobi, Kenya whose lives have been affected by HIV/Aids.  In addition to developing and launching their donor and child record database on Salesforce, I created and operated a camp program for twelve years in Kenya providing recreation and education to over 300 children.  I also worked for IBM for twenty-five years and taught Jr. High Social Studies for two years in St. Paul. 

I am married to Lorna, who also plays pickleball for 41 years.  I have two children and two grandchildren, two cats and an Australian Shepherd dog, who loves to run agility courses and catch frisbees.
 

Tom Gleason

I was born in Connecticut. After college I moved around a lot including living in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo before moving to Minnesota in 2001. I worked in Finance and General Management during my career with my last job being Chief Financial Officer of Rosemount, Inc. (a division of Emerson Electric) which has major facilities in Shakopee, Chanhassen, and Eden Prairie.

My wife Toby and I live in Eden Prairie.

I am an erratic pickleball player but hope to get better.

Tony Yankauskas | Treasurer

I have been an avid pickleball player for 3 years, playing mostly in Edina and now the new St. Louis Park courts. Five years ago I retired from a too long technology career in the Twin Cities. But within 5 days I started working for a non-profit called Code Savvy. We champion gender and ethnic diversity in
computer science. By providing accessible computer science education programs for youth, and professional development programs for Minnesota’s educators, we empower all kids to create with technology. I have been the Executive Director for the past 4 years. So much for retirement! My husband, Dave, and I love to bike and have biked all over the world. We have 3 kids and 3 grandchildren.

Jean Weiss | Co-Vice President

I have been playing pickleball for 8 years, primarily at the beautiful new courts in Lone Lake Park (Minnetonka) in the summer, and at Eden Prairie Community Center in the winter. I am a voice for all the members who think of themselves as “average” and appreciate the inclusivity that SWMPB fosters. Professionally, I retired from a 32-year career as a planner for Hennepin County in the human services area. I will use my planning and organizational skills to support the club’s growth and enhance our influence in the recreation resource decisions made by local governments where members live.

Nancy Devitt | Secretary

I grew up in the Hopkins/Edina area and had a career in teaching. I raised 3 sons and now have 3 grandchildren. I currently live in Bloomington with my husband (not a PB player) and enjoy gardening, bridge, and involved in several church activities and volunteer work.

I started playing pickleball about 5 years ago and was hooked. I met so many great people and hope to be a positive advocate for the membership

CJ Williams - At Large