Local Connections

ALL indoor BPC-hosted pickleball sessions are cancelled until further notice due to gym closures related to Covid-19.

This includes:

• Bellingham School District (Fairhaven Middle Schools. Sehome High School and all other schools);

• Meridian High School;

• Bellingham Covenant Church, beginner and novice sessions.

If you make the personal choice to play pickleball in other venues, indoors or out, we highly recommend that you use excellent hygiene measures & physical distance to minimize the potential spread from person to person.  And of course, cover sneezes & coughs with your arm, avoid physical contact, and don’t come at all if you feel sick at all, or have been around people who are sick.   During this time it is safer to play in small closed groups with agreed upon hygiene practices than in an open group.  If you are in a high risk health category, we recommend that you not play in open groups.

Bellingham WA Pickleball Facebook Group
A group created to help connect pickleball players of all levels in the Bellingham area.

Bellingham Pickleball Club Facebook Page
This BPC Facebook page’s purpose is to post TO the “Bellingham WA Pickleball” group, (and to the BPC website).
If you “follow” the BPC Facebook page, you will receive the BPC updates when posted.

The BPC Facebook page is meant to supplement the Bellingham WA Pickleball Facebook group, not to duplicate it or compete with it.

NEW BPC-Hosted Sessions:

February 29th – April 3rd @ School Gyms

For liability reasons, you must be or become a BPC member to participate at school gyms. (https://bellinghampickleball.org/membership/)

Saturdays 1pm-4pm @ Meridian High School Gym

Courts: 4 indoor badminton courts, with 2 limited additional courts
Cost: $6-20 (sliding scale).
Limit of 20 people per session

NEW: “Top Pickle” Ladder
Start with drills, & then play “Top Pickle”, where players move up a court & split when they win a game, while players move down a court & split when they lose a game.

Feb. 29th: Levels 2.5-3.0;
March 7th: Levels 3.0-3.5
March 21st: Levels 3.5-4.0
March 28th: Levels 2.0-2.5

For an invitation, contact Carsten @ ckroon@gmail.com or 360-746-1298, and include: Name, contact info, AND date of session(s). You’ll want to download the SPOND app to get an invitation.

Friday Nights @ Sehome High Gym; 6-9pm

Courts: 3 badminton courts in auxiliary gym;
Cost $3-8 (you choose)
Limit of 15 people

To request a session invitation, include name, contact info, AND session date. You’ll want to download the SPOND app to get an invitation.

We need folks to volunteer as hosts to ensure these sessions happen. To volunteer or inquire, contact bellinghampickle@gmail.com

March 6th:
Beginner to low novice; (Levels 1.0-2.0); Coached drills, and open play.
Hosted by Goebels. Contact bagoebel@gmail.com

CANCELLED by School District March 13th:
Level 2.0 – 2.5; Coached Drills, rotating drill games, plus play; Led by Dotti Berry.
Contact Carsten @ ckroon@gmail.com or 360-746-1298.

March 20th:
Levels 2.5-3.0; Drills, and then play.
Contact salishsue@gmail.com or 360-671-7109.

March 27th:
Levels 3.0-3.5; Drills and then play.
Contact ckroon@gmail.com or 360-746-1298.

April 3rd:
Level 3.5 & above; Drills, and then play.
Contact ckroon@gmail.com or 360-746-1298

Fairhaven Middle School Gym, Bellingham

There are two halves of the gym, each with three lined badminton courts (which means we only need to tape the kitchen lines).  Because volunteer BPC hosts have stepped up, we have been able to reserve ½ gym or the entire gym for various available evenings. These are for designated levels in correlation to the choice of the hosts who are volunteering.

Courts: 3-6 indoor badminton courts

Cost: Likely $3-8 (sliding scale).
Must be or become a BPC member due to liability requirements.

SESSION CHOICES ARE:

2.0 – 3.0 Tuesday @ 6pm; East gym with Hosts Susan and Rick
NOTE: Session invitations are currently closed due to high demand.
Contact: Darcy @ riggins_schmidt@me.com or 360-224-4049
Join us for fun as we continue to learn to control shots and develop game strategy. We’ll learn skill-sharpening drills and exercises prior to lots of time for playing games. At some sessions we’ll also incorporate 4D drill-skill assessments as time & helpers permit. (Deep Serve, Deep Return, Dropshots, & Dinks).

3.25 – 3.5 @ Thursday @ 6pm; West gym with Kim Hei
NOTE: Session invitations are currently closed due to high demand.
Contact: Kim @ klphei101@hotmail.com or 651-900-4543
Our objective is to have fun with particular focus on ball control and improving skills .After starting with skills then games, we may break half way through for a few skill-reinforcing rounds such as dink-only or 3rd shot drop games.

3.75 – 4.5 Tuesday @ 6pm; West gym with Carsten Kroon
Contact Carsten @ ckroon@gmail.com or 360-746-1298
The sessions will start with drills, and progress to a Shoot-out Ladder format, followed by open play.

If you have general questions, you can contact Barbara @ bagoebel@gmail.com.

Bellingham Covenant Church, Bellingham

1530 E. Bakerview, Bellingham 98226

Courts: 2 taped courts in church gym space. Limit is 12 players each session.
Cost: By donation.

More Info:

Beginners – low novice (under 2.5): Thursdays 2:30-4pm; Mondays 7:30-9pm.

2.0 through 2.5 (lower novice & upper novice) with an emphasis on drills for those who want coaching: Tuesdays 2:30-4pm

Sessions start with drills, and progress to game play.
Hosts: Ed G., & Dirk V., with support from Marv B., and Paula T.
Contact: bagoebel@gmail.com  for a “Spond” invitation.

Sehome High School Gym, Bellingham

Courts: Auxiliary gym 3 lined badminton courts, so that only minimal court taping is needed each session. Limit is 16 players each week.
Cost: $3-8 (sliding scale). Must be a BPC member due to liability requirements.
More Info:

3.0 – 3.5; Tuesday 6pm-9pm.
The sessions will start with drills, and progress to game play.
Hosts are Erica & Amy.
Contact ericakulm1@gmail.com for a “Spond” invitation.

NOTE: Session invitations may already be closed due to high demand.