In Spring of 2009, Bill and Joan Dougherty moved to Rossmoor. They started playing Pickleball on only one tennis court a few days a week. Bill convinced Tice Valley Gym to allow Pickleball on the badminton courts, with a lowered net.
When the Rossmoor Pickleball Club was formed some of the founding members were Dick and Lynn Hildebrand, Wayne Moon, Trish Dickinson, Addie Mattox and Steve and Linda Ritz.
In 2014 the Walnut Creek Pickleball was formed when it moved to play on the multi-use courts at Rudgear Park.
The Walnut Creek Pickleball Club continues to grow exponentially as participation in the sport continues to grow nationwide.