We are proud to bring the First Pickleball Sports Center to Washington State and Whatcom County!
VOLLI Bellingham is the largest dedicated indoor pickleball facility in the Northwest.
We created VOLLI in 2021 to provide a space for personal connections and physical activities. As Bellingham experiences some kind of precipitation (rain, sleet, snow) an average of 158 days each year, we wanted to provide Northwest Washington with an indoor family entertainment center – a place where the community can come together to eat, play and drink, whatever the weather.
VOLLI Bellingham boasts a 24,000-square-foot indoor space, with an additional 500-square-foot mezzanine for elevated viewing. We have room for everyone to whack pickleballs, swing golf clubs, toss cornhole bags, throw darts, and slide pucks.
Without our incredible team, VOLLI would not be possible. We pride ourselves on being a place where people from all walks of life can grow and advance. With a business model that is focused on playing and having a good time, it is part of our mission to ensure that our team relishes that experience as well
The VOLLI Bellingham Story
Allan Jones and his family have been in the family fun business for more than 15 years. They started with the invention of robotic ice cream machines and a small ice cream store franchise (Discovery Ice Cream). The robotic kiosks were placed in family entertainment centers such as children’s museums, science centers, and trampoline parks in the USA and globally. This led to the development of 18 Summit Adventure Parks and Catapult Adventure Parks in North America, Puerto Rico, South America, and Europe.
With Dave, Allan’s brother, operating a Summit Adventure Park in Bellingham, WA, the epicenter of the current nationwide pickleball craze, it was an easy leap to recognize the pent-up demand for indoor pickleball courts and other family games such as tabletop shuffleboard, golf simulators, and cornhole. Post-pandemic, there is a strong demand for social clubs and activities to bring the community together for wholesome fun, food, and drink. The idea for VOLLI and its tagline “Eat, Play, Drink” was a natural evolution of Allan and Dave’s industry experience and foresight into the confluence of national trends.
Building a pickleball sports center has been a dream for a long time. VOLLI is a state-of-the-art facility focused on the competitive and fun sport of pickleball. And if pickleball isn’t your thing, VOLLI has several other indoor activities such as pool, ping pong, shuffleboard, darts, cornhole and a state-of-the-art golf simulator.. We also have outdoor space for dining and fair-weather activities. “VOLLI has it all,” says Dave Jones, co-owner of VOLLI Bellingham. Dave is locally known as “the king” of large format indoor entertainment in Whatcom County as he also owns the Summit Adventure Park in Bellingham.
VOLLI brings more than an indoor pickleball facility (which is sorely needed). It also brings a social fabric that strengthens the sense of community and belonging to the neighborhood. By mixing traditional adult games like cornhole and shuffleboard with the latest technology in sport simulators, VOLLI offers enjoyment for all ages and interests. VOLLI Bellingham also offers food and beverage options to further enhance the social connections established through eating and playing together.
We are very excited to bring the Bellingham community a family-friendly venue with great food and games for folks of all ages. There isn’t anything like this in Whatcom County or anywhere in Washington state, and we’re thrilled to expand to other locations around the United States,” says Allan Jones, President of VOLLI Entertainment Group.
VOLLI Bellingham provides the community with an exciting and interactive space for corporate team outings, church groups, and sports teams of any size. The 24,000-square-feet of indoor space is complemented by a 2,000-square-foot patio for maximum fun and entertainment all year long. VOLLI offers leagues, lessons, and tournaments.