Where to Play Pickleball - The Top Pickleball Courts in the U.S.

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We’ve collected the nominations, tallied the votes, and now it’s time to reveal your favorite pickleball courts in the country! These courts have it all: exceptional facilities, ample space, modern amenities, on-site trainers, and pro shops stocked with everything you need to get out and play. So, without further ado, here are the top pickleball courts in the U.S.

Top Pickleball Courts in the Northwest


Pickleball Station, Seattle, Washington

Seattle is one of the best destinations for pickleball in the country, and Pickleball Station sits at the top of the list of favorite courts! They have dedicated pickleball courts that are available for reservation and open play, plus clinics and lessons led by 5.0-rated teaching professionals. If you’re in the Seattle area and looking for the best place to pop in for a game of pickleball, the staff at Pickleball Station will make you feel right at home!

Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, Oregon

Located near Mt. Bachelor and other peaks, you can play pickleball with incredible views at Eagle Crest Resort. But don’t let the Northwest weather stop you from having fun! Eagle Crest has indoor and outdoor courts available, so you can enjoy your favorite game no matter if it’s snowing, raining, or a beautiful sunny day. 

Little Valley Pickleball Complex, St. George, Utah

Nicknamed the “cathedral of pickleball,” Little Valley Pickleball Complex is home to 24 courts in Southern Utah. This outdoor facility has plenty of shaded areas and seats for those watching tournaments, and the park has plans to continue to expand with additional courts!


Top Pickleball Courts in the Midwest


Fort Howard Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Sitting on 13 acres of land, the courts of Fort Howard Park are ready for pickleballers to come and play! The indoor courts are available for play during the colder months, while the six outdoor courts are ready for use during the warmer months of the year. 

Chicken N Pickle, Kansas City, Missouri

Bringing together what people love most, Chicken N Pickle is an indoor/outdoor pickleball court and restaurant. This entertainment center is a great place for people of all skill levels to come together, play the great game of pickleball, and grab a bite to eat. Sounds pretty awesome, huh? Well you might be in luck! Chicken N Pickle has a couple of new courts coming soon across the US! Check to see if your city is on the list.

Mentor Pickleball Courts, Civic Center Park, Ohio

The Mentor Pickleball Courts at Civic Center Park has a total of 15 courts complete with lights and fenced-in play areas. The courts are ready and welcoming pickleballers to come and play, but Mentor Pickleball has a schedule to accommodate players: leagues on Tuesday and Thursday nights, classes on Wednesday nights, but there are always courts available for open play.

Briarcliff Woods Park, Montgomery, Illinois

Close to a children’s park, lake, and nature areas, Briarcliff Woods Park is home to six outdoor pickleball courts for players to enjoy. The pickleball club offers lessons to anyone wanting to learn - just bring your tennis shoes, they’ll provide the rest of the equipment!


Top Pickleball Courts in the Northeast


Pickleball Island, Grand Island, New York

Pickleball Island is as magical as it sounds. Being New York’s largest indoor pickleball facility, there’s room for all types of play. From tournaments and lessons to open play and court rentals, Pickleball Island is ready to open its doors to all pickleballers around the year. They even hold three annual tournaments and put on clinics for their attendees!

Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town, the pickleball courts at Fort Williams Park are a must-see! There are eight painted courts, two of which overlook the Portland Headlight and the Atlantic Ocean. As long as the weather holds up, these courts are available for play!


Top Pickleball Courts in the Southeast


Sun City Hilton Head, South Carolina

This master-planned community is home to not only some of the best pickleball courts in the country but one of the most active pickleball clubs around! The great weather in South Carolina definitely adds to the appeal of these courts, and the extensive events and clinics keep pickleballers coming back to Sun City Hilton Head year after year. These courts are reserved for residents, and that exclusivity and privacy makes them even more appealing to their community!

House of Pickleball, Leland, North Carolina

House of Pickleball (HOP) is a privately owned, yet public facility that only holds indoor pickleball courts. Their climate-controlled court area allows for play all year round, and their courts have a rubberized cushioning to make it easy on everyone’s joints. HOP is open daily and welcomes people for open play, lessons, tournaments and more!

The Villages, Florida

Called the “unofficial pickleball capital of the world,” The Villages is a retirement community in Florida that has become one of the most beloved courts for pickleballers. The community boasts 150+ courts that are available to residents and non-residents to enjoy. Yes, you read that correctly: 150+ courts! So, not only are they beautiful, but they are ideal for pickleballers who don’t want to wait for playing time!

Opelika Sportsplex Facility, Alabama

These 12 outdoor courts are located behind the Opelika Sportsplex Facility where they are individually fenced and covered to allow players to be in the shade during games and tournaments. Even better, there’s no cost to play and it’s open to pickleballers of all playing levels. 


Top Pickleball Courts in the Southwest

 

Bobby Riggs Tennis Club, Encinitas, California

Touted as the best pickleball experience in Southern California, the Bobby Riggs Tennis Club has 12 dedicated pickleball courts that are open to members and non-members. Whether you prefer to play indoors or outdoors, you’ll love the experience at Bobby Riggs. Plus, the club also offers camps, clinics, and beginner lessons so you should feel right at home the moment you arrive!

Green Valley Recreation, Arizona

Green Valley currently has 12 outdoor pickleball courts nestled in the middle of the Arizona desert that are available for members and their guests. As of January 2019, they received approval to expand their pickleball facilities to make them the largest pickleball facility in Southern Arizona. So their already superb courts are going to get even better! 

Congratulations to the courts who made the list, and a huge THANK YOU to everyone who sent in nominations via our newsletter, Facebook page, or Instagram

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8 comments

  • You’ve obviously not visited the Quad Cities. Over 30 dedicated outdoor Pickleball courts. Some with lights for later play.

    Scott
  • Hi, I’d like to invite you to visit us at our beautiful PB courts in Sanford, FL. (North of Orlando) We are the first and only (so far) dedicated courts in Seminole county. We are in two locations and have 6 courts at each public park. Groveview Park, 306 Springview Dr. Sanford and Lee P Moore Park, 106 Sweet Bay Dr. Sanford. Play is free! We have a fantastic group and it grows every week! Our complete schedule can be seen on our fb page Pickleball Sanford! We have over 400 members on on the page. If you are going to make a new list or add to this one I believe our PB community here in Central Florida would be of interest to you.

    I have played at the Villages and at Pickleball Island and love them both! Looks like I have plenty more places to visit to hit all the best ones!!

    Looking forward to talking with you.

    See you on the courts!!

    LeeAnn
    407-474-2489

    LeeAnn D'Ercole
  • The pickleball courts listed as being in Green Bay are actually in the Village of Ashwaubenon (the address is correct). Don’t get the site mixed up with the “other” Fort Howard Park, which IS in Green Bay, but has no pickleball courts!

    There are no “indoor” courts at the park as stated in the article, though there are several places to play indoors during the winter months around the Greater Green Bay area.

    Rex Mehlberg

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