Tellico Village Launches New Dragonboat Club

Dragonboat Clubs Tennessee

Over the past few years, dragon boat racing has become a popular sport in Tennessee. In many of the top waterfront retirement communities, this 2000 year old Chinese pastime is a great way to have fun and compete. Just as in ancient China, modern "villagers" gather every year in ornate wooden boats to see which boat has the best showing of teamwork, strength and speed. On these special days, there is usually food, music, lots of good people, and plenty of other fun treats. 

In fact, people living in Tennessee have taken so fondly to dragon boat racing, that Tellico Village, one of Tennessee's most popular waterfront retirement communities, has just introduced a the Tennessee Heat Dragon Boat Team for residents. To prepare for state-wide dragon boat racing competitions, club members now meet at the Tellico Lake waterfront on Monday and Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m., and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. All Tellico Village residents are encouraged to bring a friend, and to wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are likely to get wet.

All throughout Tennessee,  dragon boat festivals have been popping up in cities like Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Nashville, as well as in waterfront retirement communities like Tellico Village, where people living in Tennessee enjoy the exercise and atmosphere that racing has to offer. Not only is paddling a healthy activity, but it gives people a chance to meet, have fun, and bond with teammates. The dragon boat team of Tellico Village is named Tennessee Heat, which features dragonboat events all throughout the year. Recently, they held the Polish Dragon Boat Rowing "Tug Of Oar" event, a rowing tug-of-war with paddles in the community swimming pool. For the real training and competition, members take their row boats and dragon boats onto Tellico Lake.

Tellico Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Tennessee. With over 16,000 acres in surface area, and more than 350 miles of shoreline, the lake is great for boating, fishing, swimming, and many other outdoor activities. In Tellico Village, residents enjoy exclusive lakefront living at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. With stunning, affordable waterfront homes, and beautiful mountain views, Tellico Village is the perfect place to find the home of your dreams. Here's what property owners enjoy while living at the village:


  • Three 18 Hole Championship Golf Courses
  • Lakefront Yacht Clubhouse with dining
  • Three Golf Clubhouses with dining
  • 26,000 Square Foot Wellness Center
  • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • 10 Tennis Courts
  • 8 Pickleball Courts
  • Full Service Marina with Boat Slips
  • Community Parks
  • New Library

Besides dragon boat racing, amenities at Tellico Village include a marina and yacht club, championship golf, a 27,000 sq. foot wellness center, and hiking trails that wind around the peaceful, scenic lakeside. There are social clubs, garden clubs, and a private park for dogs. Whether you like to make new friends, or spend your time alone with someone special, Tellico Lake has all the things you've dreamed of in retirement.

People living in Tennessee have truly taken fondly to the sport of dragon boat racing. If you would like to check out some of state's amazing  dragon boat festivals, come and see the competitions on Tellico Lake. Its the perfect place to learn a new sport. And while you're there, take a look at some of the beautiful homes in the community at Tellico Village.

Call Tellico Village direct at 888.287.0676 to schedule a tour.

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