August 2014 – January 2015

Aug
1
Fri
Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Aug
11
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Aug
12
Tue
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Aug 12 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Aug
14
Thu
Bend Brew Fest @ The Les Schwab Amphitheater at The Old Mill
12:00 pm – August 16, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

Bend Brew Fest 2013

The 11th Annual Bend Brewfest quenches Bend’s thirst for fine craft brews with over 150+ beers and 60+ brewers. The 2014 festival will be held at the Les Schwab Amphitheater on Thursday, August 14, noon to 11 PM, Friday, August 15, noon – 11 PM, and Saturday, August 16 from noon-11 pm. Ridiculously good craft beer on the banks on the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. You should come. As we get closer to the event, you can download more info. Cheers!

 

Aug
15
Fri
Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Aug
25
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Aug
26
Tue
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Aug 26 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Aug
27
Wed
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pickin and Paddlin

Pickin’ & Paddlin’ August 2014

What began as a cou­ple of kayak­ers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion in to raise funds for the Bend Pad­dle Trail Alliance and their efforts to trans­form the Col­orado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first white­wa­ter play­park. High­lights include kayak, canoe and stand up pad­dle board demos through­out the late after­noon, local and regional acoustic, blue­grass and Amer­i­cana acts in the evening, micro­brews from Bend’s best brew­eries, food carts, non-profit infor­ma­tion tables and more.

With the pas­sage of Bond Mea­sure 9–86 in Novem­ber of 2012, the major­ity of fund­ing was secured for Bend Parks & Rec to con­struct a safe pas­sage for tubers and a white­wa­ter play park in place of the mill-era dam below the Col­orado Bridge. The BPTA has promised to raise $900K through grants, fundrais­ing and pri­vate dona­tions to fund the white­wa­ter fea­tures of the project. Cur­rently they have $300K more to go and they need your help. All funds raised at Pickin’ & Pad­dlin’ go towards this cause.

Admis­sion: $5 and chil­dren 12 and under are free. Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tick­ets for those 21 and older

The August 27th event fea­tures Stu­dent Loan from Port­land, Ore­gon, and from here in Bend openers Sec­ond Son and Burn­ing Moonlight.

Times:
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins play­ing at 5 p.m. and the head­liner is done by 9 p.m.

Spe­cial thanks to Deschutes Brew­ery and Cas­cade Lakes Brew­ing for donat­ing the kegs for this event.

Aug
29
Fri
Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Sep
8
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Sep
9
Tue
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Sep 9 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Sep
12
Fri
Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Sep
22
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Sep
23
Tue
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Sep 23 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Sep
24
Wed
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Pickin’ & Paddlin’ September 2014

What began as a cou­ple of kayak­ers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion in to raise funds for the Bend Pad­dle Trail Alliance and their efforts to trans­form the Col­orado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first white­wa­ter play­park. High­lights include kayak, canoe and stand up pad­dle board demos through­out the late after­noon, local and regional acoustic, blue­grass and Amer­i­cana acts in the evening, micro­brews from Bend’s best brew­eries, food carts, non-profit infor­ma­tion tables and more.

With the pas­sage of Bond Mea­sure 9–86 in Novem­ber of 2012, the major­ity of fund­ing was secured for Bend Parks & Rec to con­struct a safe pas­sage for tubers and a white­wa­ter play park in place of the mill-era dam below the Col­orado Bridge. The BPTA has promised to raise $900K through grants, fundrais­ing and pri­vate dona­tions to fund the white­wa­ter fea­tures of the project. Cur­rently they have $300K more to go and they need your help. All funds raised at Pickin’ & Pad­dlin’ go towards this cause.

Admis­sion: $5 and chil­dren 12 and under are free. Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tick­ets for those 21 and older

The Sep­tem­ber 24th event fea­tures Bend favorites Moon Moun­tain Ram­bers, The Pitch­fork Rev­o­lu­tion, and Lau­rel Brauns.

Times:
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins play­ing at 5 p.m. and the head­liner is done by 9 p.m.

Spe­cial thanks to Deschutes Brew­ery and Cas­cade Lakes Brew­ing for donat­ing the kegs for this event.

Sep
26
Fri
Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Oct
6
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Oct
7
Tue
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Oct 7 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Oct
10
Fri
Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Oct
20
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Oct
21
Tue
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Oct 21 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Oct
24
Fri
Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Nov
3
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Nov
4
Tue
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Nov 4 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Nov
7
Fri
Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Nov
17
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Nov
18
Tue
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Nov 18 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Nov
21
Fri
Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Dec
1
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Dec
2
Tue
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Dec 2 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Dec
5
Fri
Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Dec
15
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Dec
16
Tue
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Dec 16 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Dec
19
Fri
Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

Dec
29
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Dec
30
Tue
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Dec 30 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Jan
2
Fri
Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here