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

Frank Stucki | President

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.

Nancy Devitt | Secretary

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.

John  Orton - At Large

Having lived in NY, GA, PA, FL, WA, NC, I now call MN home.  Retired from Dental Medicine career. I now enjoy pickleball as favorite outdoor/indoor activity alongside all the MN nice players. Thanks to each and every one!

Tom Gleason | 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.
 

Thinh Dinh (TD) | At Large

People call me TD for short . My brother in-law is a avid Pickleball player and introduced me to the sport and gifted me my first paddle about two years ago. Since then, I have started playing locally here in Minnesota, primary Bloomington and Edina. My favorite part of Pickleball is meeting and playing with people of all different backgrounds. I'm married to my wife of 29 years, with two children (plus one son in-law), one grandson and one fur-baby grandson.

Tony Yankauskas | Treasurer

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.

Deb Angell | At Large

I have been married for 36 years. We raised 3 boys and now have 6 grandchildren. I started playing pickleball in 2016 after retiring from softball. It was a great replacement sport. One thing I like about pickleball is that you can play terribly, but still have a good time. I like rec play because there is a lot of socializing, laughing, and playing. I have met a lot of friendly people through this sport. If I am not on the court playing, I am most likely talking about pickleball with someone, somewhere. I am competitive and will travel just about anywhere for a tournament for the love of the game and the people involved.  I am happy to spread the word about pickleball and our Twin Cities Pickleball Club.