Pickleball Center

Pickleball courts are located adjacent to the pool, at 111 Lakeledge Road, Beech Mountain, NC 28604.

The Pickleball Office is conveniently located just to the right of the short access road to the courts.

 
 

Hours of Operation

Monday - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

(Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend)

 

For more information, stop by the Pickleball Center Office or call (828) 387-4208, Ext. 263

Pickleball at Beech Mountain Club

The 5-court BMC Pickleball Center is located adjacent to the Pool and behind the Wellness Center. The Pickleball Office is conveniently located just to the right of the short Pickleball Center access road. The Center is staffed by Pickleball Coordinators, Bob and Elizabeth Higginbottom.

What is Pickleball?

Pickleball is a paddle sport invented in 1965 by two Seattle-area friends. It is now widely considered one of the fastest growing sports in the country.

Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.  It is played on a court approximately 1/3 the size of a tennis court, and uses a paddle that is hard like a ping-pong paddle (but larger) and a plastic whiffle ball.  The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced competitive game for more experienced players.   People of all ages can enjoy the game.

The BMC Pickleball program includes league and tournament play, as well as special sessions throughout the week. Courts may be reserved by the hour and are free of charge. Private lessons are also available. Call the Pickleball Office to reserve court time or schedule a private lesson. Paddles are available for rent and for sale through the Pickleball Center Office.

 
 
Private Lessons
1 Hour $ 40
4 Lesson Package $150
Paddle Rentals
1 Hour $ 4.00 per person
Paddles also available for sale.
 

 

 
2018 Pickleball Activities
Monday
9:00am - 11:00am "Drop-In Play"
1:00pm - 4:00pm League Play (June 18 through August 20)
Tuesday
9:00am - 11:00am "Drop-In-Play"
2:00pm - 3:00pm Ladies' Play (Courts 2, 3, and 4)
3:00pm - 4:00pm Men's Play (Courts 2, 3 and 4)
4:00pm - 6:00pm Advanced (3.5+) Play  (must have Club rating to play in this group)
Wednesday
9:00am - 11:00am "Drop-In Play"
11:00am - 1:00pm Intermediate (3.0) Play (must have Club rating to play in this group)
2:00pm (every other week) Pickleball Skills Clinic (beginning June 6)
Thursday
9:00am - 11:00am "Drop-In Play"
2:00pm - 3:00pm Beginners Only
(New to Pickleball? Free instruction to get you started.)
3:00pm - 5:00pm Social Play - Beginners, less experienced players &
social players all welcome
Friday
9:00am - 11:00am "Drop-In Play"
9:30am - 10:30am (June 29 - July 27) 3 courts reserved for Day Camper Pickleball Intro
11:00am "Round-Robin Play" (must sign up in advance)
4:00pm - 6:00pm Advanced (3.5+) Play  (must have Club rating to play in this group)
Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm "Drop-In Play"
Sunday
10:00am - 11:00am Beginners Only
(New to Pickleball? Free instruction to get you started.)
11:00am - 12:00pm Social Play - Beginners, less experienced players &
social players all welcome

 

Other Special Events for 2018

  • June 3 through 6:   Paddletek East Dealer Retreat (courts closed Monday 6/04 & Tuesday 6/05 between 10:30am – 5pm)
  • June 25-28: BMC Pickleball Ambassador Retreat (courts closed Tues. 6/26 & Wed. 6/27 between 12:30pm – 5pm)
  • August 17-19: Battle on Beech 4 (Skill Level Tournament); courts closed for Tournament play
 

Pickleball Rules and Etiquette

  1. Pickleball playing privileges are available to members of Beech Mountain Club and their guests.
  2. Court time must be reserved/arranged through the Pickleball Office for play between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.
  3. All players must register in the Pickleball Office before beginning play.
  4. Players should vacate courts promptly when their court time is up so that next players can start on time; oncoming players should not enter the court until it is their court time.
  5. Scheduled activities will have priority over all other play or activities.
  6. Appropriate attire, including tennis shoes, must be worn at all times.
  7. Players are expected to observe proper etiquette and show courtesy at all times.
  8. Pets are not permitted on the courts
  9. Courts are for Pickleball play only. No skateboarding, bicycles, or other play is
    permitted.
  10. Inappropriate use and/or abuse of equipment or courts will result in immediate suspension from the courts.
  11. Pickleball staff and Club Management are authorized and directed to verbally instruct members and guests of non-compliance with Club rule(s).