Local Pickleball Guide – Bend, Oregon
Bend, Oregon has a motto: “It’s Where you Go to Play,” and pickleball popularity is growing by leaps and bounds in this recreational mecca! Enjoy!
The introduction to pickleball on the Bend Oregon Recreation website states: “OK, we’ll admit it sounds like a sport someone made up after too many stops on the Bend Ale Trail. But pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America.” Bend boasts “a startling abundance of world-class breweries clustered close together like the gold at the end of a big beer rainbow.” Bend has more breweries per-capita than any other city in Oregon, and the social aspect of pickleball fits in nicely with the “Bend Ale Trail”.
Pickleball Courts Around Oregon
There are 11 places to play pickleball in Bend and 7 places to play in nearby communities. You can find a complete listing on the Bend Pickleball website. There are 8 new pickleball courts in Pine Nursery Park, with construction on eight more under way!
USAPA Ambassadors – Oregon
Every community has a group of volunteers who promote the sport of pickleball and carry the title “Pickleball Ambassador”. They know everything about the game and they can assist your community with promoting the game of pickleball.
In the vicinity of the Bend, Oregon, the following Ambassadors are available to help you grow pickleball in your community:
— Sandy Brown 541-420-8852— Terry Brown 541-420-0195— A. J. Fraties 916-257-2097
— Irene Fraties 916-759-9256— Christie Gestvang 541-420-1802— Bruce Grout 206-499-3447
— Phil McCage 541-390-6283— Lee Moore 541-905-4408— Verna Moore 541-905-4408
— Rochelle Neal 661-510-0414— Rip Osterhuber 541-318-6253— Lisa Palcic 541-306-7850
— Tom Sifferman 541-390-1119
Pickleball Court Constructors in Oregon
You can find more information about court builds and resurfacing by checking out the Sport Court Oregon website.
Bend, Oregon Pickleball Clubs
The Bend Pickleball Club is a not-for-profit sports club based in Bend, Oregon. They promote pickleball in the Central Oregon area by offering education, playing opportunities, and facility development. They’ve partnered with Bend Parks & Recreation to create community pickleball courts in Bend, Oregon.
Pickleball Tournaments in Bend
Two big tournaments are held each year in Bend, Oregon. The Big Country RV Tournament will be held August 14-16, 2015, and invites all USAPA Members to participate. The Oregon Senior Games Pickleball Tournament will be held June 19-21, 2015 and games will be played on the Pine Nursery Park courts.
Bend, Oregon Pickleball Related News and Youtube Videos
If you would like to read local articles about pickleball enthusiasm in Bend, Oregon, just click on one of the links below:
Pickleball players hit Pine Nursery courts
“Donor puts pickleball expansion on the fast track”
5.0 Ranked Players Around Bend
Below is a list of 5.0 Ranked Players in the Bend, Oregon Area:
Troy W. Horton
Steve A Paranto
Patrick C Williams
Joy E Leising
Anyone “game” for a road trip to Bend, Oregon?