About Us

Our Story

The idea for The Summit came to us on a return trip from a pickleball tournament. We wanted to create a place where people could play pickleball on dedicated courts all year long regardless of weather, and a place where people could gather and create community.


Grant & Crystal

Grant Williams

Cofounder Grant Williams discovered pickleball in 2021 and has been fully obsessed ever since.  Before finding pickleball, his hobbies included hiking and tennis.  He is an ER doc locally at Watauga and Cannon, but would much prefer to meet up with you at The Summit.  He is grateful to his wife Amy and boys Bryce, Parker, and Jasper for helping turn The Summit from dream to reality.

Crystal Smith

Cofounder Crystal Smith first discovered pickleball in 2021 after a dear friend of hers, the late Bruce Comer, convinced her to try it out. She was quickly obsessed and found herself playing every day and if you ask her friends, it’s all she talks about!! Two things can be said about Crystal, she loves the Boone community and she loves pickleball. She can’t wait to welcome you to The Summit and share this amazing game with y’all!

More Coaches

Walker Medlin is The Summit’s head pro. He is a 5.0 player from Mount Pleasant NC, and has been playing for Engage Pickleball for several years now. Walker is at ASU studying Recreational Managment. He has won multiple tournament medals, enjoys giving private lessons, and his favorite shot is the backhand flick!

Nanette Huff has played competitive tennis since the age of 8, and as a collegiate player achieved All American three years in a row. Now as both a pro tennis and pickleball player and instructor, she focuses on increasing strength, balance and flexibility to help players with court movement and injury prevention.

Lisa Creech Bledsoe started playing pickleball after spending 10 years as a boxer, trainer, and referee for USA Boxing. She has been coaching pickleball beginners and intermediates since 2021 in Boone, plays 5 days a week, and has recently started playing both doubles and mixed doubles tournaments.


Our Facility

Custom Hardcourts

The Summit has 6 indoor pickleball courts, custom built with Acrytech products. We have barrier netting between all courts, and custom LED lighting. We also have 2 dedicated dinking kitchens where you can warm up before play.

Leagues & Tournaments

We have regular tournaments, and run ladder and team leagues every week, both in the mornings (50+) and at night (all ages). You don’t need a partner and you don’t need to know how it works; just register and come play!

Outdoor Greenspace

Want to come pitch a softball, play a little soccer, or just enjoy your lunch in the sunshine? We have more than an acre of well-tended greenspace for you to enjoy. Live outdoor events coming soon.


Dinking Kitchens

League & Team Offerings

Beers Available (4 on Tap)


Court Reservations

We use CourtReserve to book reservations. You can download the app, or call or text us at (828) 532-5442 and we will help you get started!

Club Hours

Monday  8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday  8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday  8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday  8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday  6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday  8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM