LOCAL PICKLEBALL GUIDE – Lynchburg, Virginia
by elizaled on Jan 22, 2016
Lychnburg is the 'City of Seven Hills' named for its founder, John Lynch, who at the age of 17 started a ferry service to carry traffic over the James River to and from New London, Virginia. People who visit Lynchburg always want to return. It is a beautiful city, and pickleball has certainly found a home there as you can see by the latest list of places to play in Lynchburg.
Places to Play Pickleball in Lynchburg, Virginia
Pleasant View Baptist Church
Leesville Road Elementary School
Brookville Middle School
Boonsboro Country Club
Local Virginia Ambassadors
Judy Bowman 434-385-5839 Lynchburg, VA
Jim Schaefer 704-860-8370 Roanoke VA
Sometimes you need a special person to get pickleball started in your community. Ambassadors are volunteers who make a promise to promote the sport of pickleball. They may be individuals or couples, or a group of ambassadors working together as a team. The main prerequisite is a love of the sport and the desire to share our game with others of all ages. In Lynchburg, they have a Pickleball Ambassador, Extraordinaire!
'Judy Bowman wants to sell you pickleball', according to the magazine, Lynchburg Living. They featured pickleball in Lynchburg in their January 2014 issue. The article shared: 'The best part of Bowman’s pickleball sales pitch is that she can say 'pickleball' to a complete stranger while maintaining a straight face. She is unfazed by the smirks and grins of those not yet educated to the zen of the pickleball. Her patient grin channels the karma of both pickle and ball while she pontificates. She explains that pickleball’s strength is its flexibility. It serves both the wannabe athlete and the social butterfly that resides within. 'It’s all about the people,' she insisted. 'You don’t have to be a jock to do it.''
To grow interest in pickleball, it sure helps to have enthusiastic folks like Judy Bowman around to get things going!
Local Virginia Court Construction Companies
These sport court constructions experts in Virginia can help you with your court construction questions:
Chesapeake Court Builders Inc.
Court One/Recreational Ventures, Inc.
Lynchburg, Virginia Pickleball Clubs
GO, Lynchburg Pickleball!
Local Virginia Tournaments
Virginia Pickleball’s Winter Fun Pickleball Tournament
Virginia Commonwealth Games Pickleball Tournament at Boonsboro Country Club
Newport News Meet and Greet winter Tournament
Northumberland YMCA Potluck Pickleball Tournament
All Tidewater Pickleball Classic Indoor Tournament
Local Virginia Recent Articles
In a pickle: Seniors unite around Lynchburg’s newest sport
Links to Local Virginia YouTube Videos
Virginia Pickleball Tournament Rene vs Simon