Pickleball started on Bainbridge Island in the 60's and has grown into a thriving sport today. Here's a list of local groups that have taken the extra step to get organized, as well as a map of local pickleball courts:
A group of more than 150 pickleball players who play at Cedar Crest Middle School and Marysville Middle School.
They have readily available balls and nets furnished and stored by the club for your use, including loaner paddles. They have eleven outdoor courts and three covered courts which are also lighted in evening hours. Membership is required to use the covered courts.
Learn more on their Facebook page and on their website.
Their club plays outdoors year-round at Hillcrest Park in Mount Vernon. Six dedicated lighted pickleball courts are open from 8am to 9pm seven days a week. Their club currently offers 2 Hosted Drop-In play sessions from 9-11am on Mondays and Thursdays. Any additional events can be found on their club calendar. Directions to Hillcrest Park.
AMAZING: Read about their Pickleball Pavilion Project!
Indoor play is currently available at the Skagit Valley Family YMCA in Mount Vernon which has 2-4 courts available seven days a week. Court times vary and the schedule is available at the Y's website.
The Bellingham Pickleball Club has just over 350 current members, with more who have been members before but haven't renewed yet.
They have a wide range of free weekly classes with drills for pickleball-skill development. They also host level-based open play for people who want to drop in and find others (of similar skill levels) to play with.
This group has partnered with the Bellingham Parks Department to utilize the six dedicated pickleball courts in Cornwall Park.
A huge organization canvassing area to the South of us. They created and maintain this very helpful map of the regions pickleball courts: