We are proud to bring the First Pickleball Sports Center to Washington State and Whatcom County. It 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. Since it rains many 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.
Volli 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.
The VOLLI Story
Allan Jones and his family have been in the family fun business for over fifteen 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 over eighteen 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 the national trends.
“Building a pickleball sports center has been a dream for a long time. This will be a state-of-the-art facility focused on the competitive and fun sport of pickleball. And if pickleball isn’t your thing, we’ve got every indoor activity under the sun. We’ll 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 will bring more than an indoor pickleball facility (which is sorely needed). It will bring 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 will also have a rotating selection of food and beer trucks to further enhance the social connections established through eating and playing together.
Allan Jones and Dave Jones are the owners of Volli-Bellingham and are very outgoing entrepreneurs, down to earth, family oriented, and just all around amazing individuals to work for! They thrive on building entertainment facilities throughout the United States to help build a strong and closer community wherever their entrepreneur passions take them. With the help of John Oldham, the COO of Volli, Brett Wagner the VP of Marketing and a whole dedicated team, Volli will soon be a regular household name used throughout many parts of the United States.
“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.” – Allan Jones – President of Volli Entertainment Group.
We are most excited about just giving the community another 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 will offer leagues, lessons, tournaments, and individual memberships.