The Game of Pickleball


Pickleball has become one of the fastest growing sports in the High Country. This is a game that the whole family can play. Linville Land Harbor offers fantastic pickleball courts that visitors and locals throughout the Blue Ridge Parkway are finding to be one of their favorite activities in the mountains of North Carolina. A few dedicated pickleball players began playing pickleball in Linville Land Harbor two short years ago. There are now about 84 pickleball players in Land Harbor!

Linville Pickleball Court

A little throwback for us! Around this time last year, four talented pickleball players from the Land Harbor Racquet Club entered the Inaugural Battle on Beech Pickleball Tournament in the 3.0 bracket. Suzie Henderson and her partner won the gold in mixed doubles, while Patsy Howard and Henderson won the silver in women’s doubles. Darlene Powers and her partner won the bronze in mixed doubles.

Pickleball is a racquetball sport that feels a little like tennis, ping pong and badminton all rolled into one. It was created in 1965, where two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or other similar materials to hit a ball over a net. Pickleball is enjoyed by all ages with a wide range of athletic capabilities with straightforward rules that are easy to learn.

The court is similar in dimension to a doubles badminton court, about a quarter the size of a tennis court. Pickleball is easy to begin but said to be difficult to master. Many players who initially dismiss the sport as to simple, typically discover it to be addicting. Don’t miss out on experiencing this hidden gem inside the Linville Land Harbor community.

Linville Land Harbor Racquet Club has membership packages of all sorts. If you aren’t a resident of Linville Land Harbor, associate memberships are available. The pickleball group has rallies from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Learn more by contacting Leon Howard at (561) 632-4103.

Download our pickleball coupon for two hours of court time.

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