While some kids in 1965 were inventing a new game now known as Pickleball, a dog named “Pickles” kept running off with the ball, and the dog’s name became the name of the game. From a game invented by kids with handmade equipment (and a dog named Pickles) this game has grown into a very popular sport in the US, Canada and around the world! As one of the fastest growing sports in America, Pickleball is very popular here at RiverBend as well.
The RiverBend Classic Pickleball Tournament is scheduled for January each year. This event draws hundreds of highly skilled and ranked participants from all over North America.
The Pickleball Club members are always eager to help beginners learn the sport. Lessons and paddles are available to get you started.
There are 8 lighted courts that are open from 8am – 8pm daily. A hot dog and beer cookout will be hosted during night play. Residents can play, watch from the stands, play corn hole, dance to live music or just enjoy this fun get together of friends and neighbors.
While our players certainly have fun playing pickleball, the Picklelball Club members take a lot of pride in being able to donate to many worthwhile causes both inside and outside of the Resort. Funds raised from the annual tournament and various cookouts provide the funding needed for these causes and projects.