What is pickleball?
Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Pickleball participants play with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. It can be played as a doubles or singles game. Lakewood offers outdoor and indoor courts.
Outdoor courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Shared courts combine tennis and pickleball use. Some shared courts offer 2-hour reservations, but this is not required.
Portable pickleball netting equipment is available on-site at recreation center front desks or in locked storage boxes. Storage boxes are located at Addenbrooke, O’Kane, James E. Harrison and Lakewood Estates Parks. Use code 1555 to open boxes.
RESERVE AN OUTDOOR COURT
Shared courts at Addenbrooke, James E. Harrison, Lasley and O'Kane Parks are available for 2-hour reservations, but this is not required. Cost is $5/hr residents, $7/hr nonresidents. Make a reservation
Carmody, Green Mountain and Whitlock recreation centers offer drop-in pickleball at designated times throughout the week. It is open to all levels — first come, first served. See the schedule below.
- Carmody Recreation Center
M-F: Noon-4 p.m.
Su: 10 a.m.-noon
- Charles Whitlock Recreation Center
M-TH: Noon-4 p.m.
- Green Mountain Recreation Center
M/T/W/F: 8 a.m.-noon
TH: 8-10 a.m.