FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW CAN I LEARN TO PLAY?
Club members can sign up for free clinics and lessons, including our Pickleball 101 clinic for new players. To learn more about Pickleball 101, click on the Skills tab above.
WHAT IS THE PICKLEBALL PAVILION?
The Blackburn Pickleball Pavilion on the campus of Skagit Valley College is the fulfillment of a dream by local entrepreneur and club member Claude Blackburn. Through his generous donation, the Pavillion is ten state-of-the-art covered pickleball courts, five on a side, separated by a center aisle. The agreement with the college provides Skagit Valley Pickleball members with exclusive use of courts 4-10 from 8am to 11am and from 4pm to 8pm, with the rest of the time shared with the college and the public.
WHAT IS PICKLEBALL?
Pickleball is a fun sport that combines tennis, ping-pong, and badminton on a court with a net, similar to a tennis court but smaller. It can be played either singles or doubles, with one or two players on a side. It is played with paddles and a wiffle ball. It is currently the fastest growing sport in America and fun for all ages and skill levels
WHEN WAS THE CLUB STARTED?
While some community members have played Pickleball for years, Skagit Valley Pickleball has been around as a club since June of 2018. It started with only a few members but has grown to well over 900 members in a very short time.
WHEN DO I RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP?
Membership renewals occur in January. All members will receive an email in December of the current year to notify them of the procedures and fee for membership renewal. Members who haven't renewed by February 1st will be removed from the club roster.