River Falls Pickleball Association
President LeLand Lueck
Treasurer Beverly Shepherd
Secretary Mary Giles
NOTE: Contact Park & Recreation Director Cindi Danke
for any additional information.
Numbers in the RFPBA have grown from a mere handful in 2013 to 140 members currently (Dec. 2023). Early play started on both Wells Park and Glen Park tennis courts. Indoor play starting in 2013 on two courts in the old Academy building, now the Montessori School. Now, during the winter months members can play up to three times a week indoors on four courts in the Greenwood Elementary School gym.
The Glen Park courts were built through grants and pledges of $25,000 and were dedicated in June of 2015. The City of River Falls paid $13,000 to resurface the courts in the spring of 2022. Ten additional pickleball courts are available at the Meyer Middle School just east of 9th Street.
People who would like more information on RFPBA can do so by contacting any officer or the Recreation Coordinator. There is a membership form that you can fill in and mail to the treasurer. The cost to join is $25 whether you live in or out of the River Falls School District (RFSD). There is an annual renewal fee of $15 if you live within the RFSD, and $25 if you live outside the RFSD (the extra $10 is to help pay for the indoor facilities that we use in the winter months at the Greenwood Elementary School). This annual fee is due at the end of June each year.
Starting December 1st, 2023 any new member living out the River Falls School District
can still join, but can't sign-up for a session of indoor play until the day of that session. All existing members outside the RFSD will be grandfathered in with no restrictions. This provision was added to insure that the RFSD tax payers have first choice on signing in to play.
This website will keep you informed on PB clinics, tournaments, rule changes and tips on how to improve your game. Plus, a little humor through songs, cartoons, jokes, etc.
So come join the fun, the game offers aerobic exercise without much risk of injury. Playing pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. that will improve your fitness and expand your social life. PLEASE check out all the links at the top menu bar.
C' ya on the courts!