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

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TCPC Board Members

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Deb Angell | President

I have been playing Pickleball since 2016, after retiring from softball.It has been a great replacement sport.  I have been married for 38 years. We raised 3 boys and now have 7 grandchildren.
Pickleball changed so much since I started but one thing that has stayed the same, is the bond that you feel when you have Pickleball in common with so many friendly people.  

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Bert West - At Large

 I was first introduced to Pickleball around 2014 while living in St. Cloud.   We moved back to the Twin Cities in 2017 where we were welcomed by the community of players at Rosland Park in Edina.  We’ve since moved from Edina to Eden Prairie where we often play at Staring Lake and Lone Lake parks. We've both participated in many local leagues and tournaments.

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Joan Anderson - Secretary

I have been playing Pickleball for about four years. I currently serve as the Eden Prairie City Representative for TCPC. The mission of fostering an inclusive pickleball community and providing opportunities for skill development and competition speak loudly to me. I am a professional educator with degrees in Physical Education, Health, Coaching; and a Master’s Degree in Psychology of Coaching from the University of Minnesota. My experience as a high school teacher and coach, College Assistant Professor, and University Head Women’s Basketball Coach has given me valuable teaching and administrative skills. I have taught many different age groups, worked with professional athletes and administrators, and served on national committees. I value relationships, communication, organization, and professional and respectful conduct.

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Doobie Kurus - At Large

I started playing in 2015 and was instantly hooked. I am known for using wooden paddles and wearing my "Hi, I'm Doobie" name tag. I am currently one of the liaisons for TCPC and the city of Minnetonka. As a former Gopher football player, I love competition, but as a current special ed preschool teacher, I'm also about inclusivity, social/health benefits, and teaching proper form and techniques. I have served as a Hopkins School Board Member, the President of the alumni society for the U of MN College of Ed and Human Dev., as well as on several other boards.  I'm originally from Jersey, married to fellow pickleball player, Joyce, and have 3 daughters.

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Larae Templeton | Vice President

Pickleball has become a significant part of my life since moving to Minnesota  years ago.  I am a Certified Level 1 Instructor.  In the past I served as the City of Lakeville’s director for the Pan-O-Prog and Fall Classic tournaments. I look forward to being an ambassador for the sport in the Twin Cities.

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Mike Nohr - Treasurer

I became serious about playing Pickleball while on a spring vacation this year. Pickleball fits my personality perfectly: fun, technical and as competitive as I need on any given day. I’ve been described as “obsessive/addictive” and, as a result, I’m all in for Pickleball.