Thank you for your interest in joining the Bend Pickleball Club. And, yes, we are still glad you’re here.
We are pleased that our membership numbers have been rising steadily each year. They are currently at all-time highs. However, the growing popularity of the sport has exceeded our ability to accommodate everyone wanting to join us—at least for the time being.
The Club manages 12 of the 16 courts at Pine Nursery Park, owned by Bend Park & Recreation District. They have no plans for adding courts in the foreseeable future. Fair use of the 12 courts by members requires us to limit the number of players that these courts can reasonably support.
Membership Policy Effective September 7, 2021
Membership Cap – The Board has approved capping Club membership at 850 players. To achieve this goal, new membership has been suspended until numbers decline to this cap, and a waitlist protocol has been instituted. (Any existing member will be given the opportunity to renew their membership as it becomes due. See notes on membership renewal here.)
New Member Waitlist – Applications for membership will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once membership declines to the 850 cap, we will email Invitation to Join reminders to waitlisted players in the order applications are received. The email will include instructions on how to apply for the open spot and will be valid for 7 days, after which time the next applicant in line will be given the opportunity to join.
Update 11/16/2021 – Before you join the waitlist, please be aware that as of this date the Club has received 110 requests to join our waitlist. We are averaging about one waitlist request each day. Over the past 9 weeks our membership count has decreased by 17 and stands at 908 members. Based on this rate of attrition, we estimate it will be May or June of 2022 before we can start accepting new members.
To register, click the Waitlist Me button below.