Pickleball - Fun From Day One! Welcome to
Pickleball in the Foothills!
** Hickory ** Conover ** Newton ** Sherrill's Ford **
Welcome to the Foothills Pickleball Association website! We're located in the beautiful Foothills of North Carolina in Hickory NC in Catawba County. You may or may not have heard, but the city of Hickory was recently voted as the "Best City in the World" to live. To be honest, it makes perfect sense to those of us that are already here! Compared to where some of us are from (i.e. Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, etc) Hickory's moderate temperatures make for fabulous outdoor pickleball games throughout all four seasons!

This website should be able to provide you with all you need to know about pickleball happenings in our area. From local pickleball news and events, to places to play, to how to find out when and where people are playing, who to get in touch with if you have questions or if you just need more information about the game of pickleball in general.

If you click the "Local PB Courts" link, you'll find the locations of all of our courts (we're blessed to have 23 outdoor and six indoor courts that are free to the public), the Pay-for-Play courts available, and then finally, there's information about the TeamReach app that is our primary tool of choice used to communicate with each other regarding the "When" and "Where" folks are going to be playing.

Fun Fact: Over the past three years or so, the number of pickleball players in our area has grown from less than 100 to an estimated 1200 active pickleball enthusiasts! From "Newbies" to advanced players, you'll find them all here among our pickleball community.

Again, welcome to Hickory pickleball! Hope to see you on the courts!

USA Pickleball Ambassador
Steven Knop
USA Pickleball Ambassador
Catawba County, NC
Mid-Atlantic Region