Racquet Sports


Rumbling bald resort features four lighted hard surface courts for guests use that are marked for both tennis and pickleball. A group of dedicated community members work together to create an active tennis schedule all year long. Visiting guests are welcome to join in any of the group play sessions offered each week.

Tennis Group Play

Members and Guests welcome. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the Courts starting at 9:00am. You will need to present your valid POA Card or RBR Guest Card at time of play. Call 828.694.3005 for details.


One of the fastest growing sports in America. Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children’s backyard pastime but quickly became popular among adults as a fun game for players of all levels.

Learn more about Pickleball at the North Carolina Pickleball Association. Read an article from their members.

For more information, please contact the Wellness Center at 828.694.3005.

Pickleball Group Play

Members and Guests welcome. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on the Courts starting at 9:00am. We have an active group of members that play regularly on these days and they have been known to keep a few extra supplies for those interested in playing or learning how to play the game. The Wellness Center also has racquet rentals available for members and guests. Rentals are $3 per racquet. However, if a guest pays $5 to play in the round robin, then the rental is free. You will need to present your valid POA Card or RBR Guest Card at time of play.

If you have never played, the “regulars” are always willing to explain the basics of the game and can even help create teams for group play. The resort offers 4 Pickleball Courts and each team is made up of 2 players, so up to 16 people can play at once.

For more information, please call the Wellness Center at 828.694.3005 or email wellness@rumblingbald.com.