Freaky Friday Night Out!

Come join us at FREAKY FRIDAY NIGHT OUT! The kids will have a “Howlin’ Good Time” full of Halloween themed games, swimming, pizza, popcorn, apple cider, prizes AND jumping around in a bouncy house!! Your child will not want to miss out on this “spooktacular” party! Costumes are strongly encouraged.

When: Friday, October 25th 2013
Time: 6:00-10:00pm
Cost: $25 for members – $30 for non-members $5 off for siblings
Sign up at the Front Desk if you dare…

Lake Padden Trail Half

BAC is proud to be a sponsor of the 2013 Lake Padden Trail Half taking place on October 19, 2013!
Get your fill of dirt, rocks and roots at the Lake Padden Trail Half – a 13.1 mile TRAIL half-marathon to support the kids in our community! The dense forest around Lake Padden, (located in beautiful Bellingham, WA) gives way to a challenging and memorable course designed for intermediate to advanced runners. All proceeds will benefit Rebound of Whatcom County, a local charity dedicated to the children on the fringes of our community.

BAC Juniors Players Headed to Worlds!

jake-hollieWe could not be prouder of two of our junior members!  Hollie Scott and Jake Birnel are representing the United States on the National Junior Team in Bolivia in October, 2013.  They made the junior team in their participation at Junior Nationals in June in Iowa State. Hollie placed 2nd in Girls 16 singles, while Jake claimed first place in Boys 16 singles.  Both of them are great athletes and will represent us well.  They are the only junior players in Washington State to make the Junior Team.

Way to go, guys!  Play your best and enjoy the experience.

BAC has been teaching juniors to play the sport for almost 20 years.  Check out our junior lesson program if you know someone that would like to learn!

Software Update

Be on the lookout for our new club management software, which will bring a host of customer service enhancements. We will be taking everyone’s pictures so we will have those electronically attached to each members account. There will be a lot of features
available online as well, from lap lane reservations to tanning and racquetball, all should be able to be booked online. Have some patience as we learn the new software and get proficient at its use. Our first billing with the new CSI system will
take place in September, because of Labor Day billing will come out on the 3rd of September instead of the 1st. Everyone who has auto payments set up should get an email statement from us. If your email has changed or we don’t have it, please turn in the info at the front desk.

Wilson Hope Racquetball Tournament

Who: Open to all levels of play: Elite-D, men AND women
What: Wilson Hope Racquetball Tournament
Where: Bellingham Athletic Club, Bellingham Washington
When: September 28
Why: To support a good cause, and have fun doing it!

The 2013-2014 Racquetball Season is finally here! Kick off the season by supporting the St. Josephs Cancer Center and participating in the Wilson Hope Tournament. All proceeds will go to the cancer center. This two day tournament is a great way to get back in the swing of things; there will be door prizes, lunch, beverages, and a lot of play!

PeaceHealth Bellingham Traverse

The PeaceHealth Bellingham Traverse is a multi-sport event celebrating the life cycle of wild salmon and the natural and urban challenges of their journey. Solo, tandem and relay teams challenge themselves and one another on a rugged course that highlights the City of Bellingham’s Parks, Greenways System, bike-friendly roads, and open water opportunities for recreation. Mark your calendar for September 21, 2013!

Watch NWTraverse TV to check out our fun videos.
Traverse Company Teams

Traverse Fun

Traverse Teams

2013 40TH Wilson Junior Olympics


Jake Birnel, Hollie Scott and Nick Birnel represented Bellingham Athletic Club and Washington Racquetball Association this past week at the 2013 40TH Wilson Junior Olympics. Junior players from all across the U.S. competed for coveted Gold medals in over 30 divisions for boy’s and girl’s in singles and doubles at the Oakmoor Racquet and Fitness Club, in Des Moines, IA.

Jake Birnel and Hollie Scott took home a first place medal in Mixed Doubles (16 and under)! Jake also took first in 16 and under singles! Hollie took 2nd in 16 and under singles and 3rd in 14 and under singles! While Nick Birnel took 2nd in Boys Doubles (12 and under), 4th in 12 and under single and took 1st in Mixed Doubles (12 and under)! For more results, press here.