Where to Find Pickleball Courts, Players and Games Near You

Online Directories and Websites

    The internet is a treasure trove of information for pickleball enthusiasts looking to find courts and games. Here are some of the most popular websites to start your search:

      • USA Pickleball Places2Play (https://www.places2play.org) As the official website of the USA Pickleball Association, Places2Play is a must-visit resource for anyone looking to locate pickleball courts. Simply enter your location, and you'll be presented with a map of nearby courts, complete with information on hours, number of courts, and playing conditions. 
      • Pickleball Central Court Finder (https://www.pickleballcentral.com/Pickleball_Court_Finder_s/274.htm) Pickleball Central is a one-stop-shop for all things pickleball, including an extensive court finder tool. Browse through their interactive map to discover courts near you and gain insights into amenities like lighting and restrooms.
      • Global Pickleball Network (https://www.globalpickleball.network) The Global Pickleball Network is an international community connecting players, clubs, and tournaments. Joining is free, and you'll gain access to a wealth of resources, including a directory of pickleball courts and a player matching system that helps you find games and opponents at your skill level.

    Mobile Apps

      In today's smartphone-driven world, there's an app for everything—including pickleball! Here are a couple of top-rated apps that can help you find courts and games on the go:
        • PicklePlay (iOS and Android) PicklePlay is a free app that offers a wealth of features for pickleball players, including a court locator, event calendar, and player connection tools. With its user-friendly interface and regularly updated database, PicklePlay is an indispensable resource for finding pickleball games near you.
        • PlayTennisConnect (iOS and Android) While primarily focused on tennis, PlayTennisConnect also includes a handy pickleball court finder. The app also features tools to help you find practice partners, schedule games, and join local leagues and events.

      Local Parks and Recreation Departments

        Don't overlook your city or town's parks and recreation department as a resource for finding pickleball courts and games. Many communities have embraced the sport, and local parks often feature dedicated courts and organized play events. Check out your local parks department website or give them a call to inquire about pickleball opportunities in your area.

        Pickleball Clubs and Meetup Groups

          Joining a local pickleball club or meetup group is an excellent way to find games, improve your skills, and connect with other enthusiasts. These groups often host regular events, tournaments, and social gatherings. Websites like Meetup.com and Facebook are great places to search for pickleball clubs and groups near you.

          YMCA and Community Centers

            Many YMCAs and community centers across the country now offer pickleball programs, including open play sessions, lessons, and tournaments. These facilities are an excellent option for finding indoor pickleball courts, particularly during inclement weather or colder months. Visit your local YMCA or community center's website or give them a call to inquire about available pickleball opportunities.

            Retirement Communities and Active Adult Communities

              Pickleball has become increasingly popular among seniors, with many retirement communities and active adult communities featuring pickleball courts and organized play. If you live near such a community, consider reaching out to inquire about guest access to their courts or potential partnerships with local pickleball clubs.

              Schools and Universities

                Some schools and universities have begun to incorporate pickleball into their physical education programs or offer pickleball as a club sport. These institutions may have courts available for public use during non-school hours. Reach out to your local schools and universities to inquire about the availability of pickleball courts and any restrictions on public access.

                Word of Mouth and Social Media

                  Sometimes, the best way to find pickleball courts and games is simply by asking around. Talk to friends, family, and colleagues who might be interested in the sport, and consider posting on your social media accounts to see if anyone in your network knows of nearby courts or games. Additionally, be sure to follow local pickleball clubs, community centers, and parks departments on social media to stay informed about upcoming events and opportunities.


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