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THANK YOU Bend Pickleball Club

Well, it’s official. The Third Annual Oregon Senior Games Pickleball Tournament is in the record books. What a great experience for the Bend Pickleball Club and the Bend community. Having sixteen beautiful courts and such a beautiful view of the

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PNP Construction 4/09/2015

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PNP Construction 4/3/15

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February 20, 2015

Pine Nursery Construction progress:

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December 14, 2014

Pictures from Pine Nursery Park new construction as of December 14, 2014

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PNP Courts progressing

On Tuesday, September 16, the Bend Park & Recreation District Board voted to fund landscaping and other infrastructure improvements around the new courts. 2014-09-16 PNP Pickleball Ph 2 Budget Allocation

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Big News for Bend Pickleball!!

8 New Courts Coming Soon The Bend Pickleball Club is delighted to announce that, through the amazing generosity of two members, we, together with Bend Parks and Recreation District, will soon begin construction of our next 8 pickleball courts. These

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BPC Wins “Volunteer of the Year” for OSG 2014

The 2014 Oregon State Games Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Bend Pickleball Club because of the organization overall and the outstanding efforts of the club members and other volunteers. The pickleball tournament was the largest venue of the OSG with nearly

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OSG 2014 Pickleball Tournament

The pickleball tournament at the Oregon Senior Games wrapped up Saturday evening with the Gold Medal match for the Mixed Doubles 50-54 event.  The tournament was, by all accounts, a smooth and fun ride. In addition to watching and playing

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3 Pickleball Clinics Scheduled!

3 clinics have been scheduled to help club members to develop and sharpen their skills. Irene Fraties, Director of Player Development, will instruct these clinics, which are offered to members only for all skill levels at no charge. June 25,

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Pickleball players hit Pine Nursery Park courts

By Scott Hammers / The Bulletin Published May 25, 2014, at 12:01 a.m. Members of the Bend Pickleball Club were at Pine Nursery Community Park on Saturday morning, playing the first matches on the Bend Park & Recreation District’s newly

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Pickleball Court Complex at Pine Nursery Park to Open May 24th

The community is invited to play pickleball at the new pickleball court complex at Pine Nursery Park beginning Saturday, May 24th. The addition of eight pickleball courts is the result of the collaborative efforts of the Bend Pickleball Club and

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Play at Pine Nursery Park Pickleball Courts!

BPC organized play at Pine Nursery Park will begin May 26, 2014. Those who want to play in the skill based round-robins must sign up via SignUp Genius ( Please make sure to follow the directions provided.

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Short Delay in Completion of the New Courts

From: A. J. Fraties – Hello to you all!  As you all are obviously aware just looking out the window, the weather in Bend is turning beautiful. That’s the good news, and I firmly expected that as of today (April

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Big Country RV Boosts Fundraising to $50,000 Mark

Gary and Kay Craven, owners of Big Country RV, have committed to two years of sponsorship of our big August tournament. Additionally, they have committed to Court-level sponsorship of the Bend Court Project. Thanks to their generosity, we are on track

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Pickleball Growing in Bend – Bend Bulletin, April 29, 2013

This article appeared in the Bend Bulletin April 29, 2013. Elise Gross, who wrote the article for the Bend Bulletin, did a nice job summarizing the growth of pickleball in the area. While it doesn’t speak to all the different

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New! Donate online

Bend Park & Recreation has created a special webpage to receive online donations for the Bend Pickleball Project–an eight-court community pickleball facility, to be available for the young and old alike. Bend Pickleball Club has committed to raising no less

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