Pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. Similar to tennis, players use a perforated plastic ball (like a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
Pickleball is a fun game that also provides great exercise. It is soft on the joints, but fast enough to keep players engaged. The game has a social aspect as well, with good-natured banter back and forth.
For information on everything Pickleball, please visit the USAPA website at usapa.org.
For more information on the basics of pickleball, feel free to check out this introductory video: playpickleball.com/how-to-play.
Indoor Pickleball at the Georgetown Recreation Center
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8 a.m.-noon (8-9 a.m.-3 courts, 9 a.m.-noon-4 courts)
Wednesdays: 6-8:45 p.m. (3 courts)
Sundays: noon-3 p.m. (3 courts)
Drop in pickleball play at the recreation center is only available during the designated times and courts cannot be reserved. Play is held on a first come, first serve basis until the courts are full. Once the courts are full, paddle stacking is used to rotate courts. It is not necessary to have a partner in order to play. Paddles are available to borrow, and balls are available for sale at the front desk ($4 each). Pickleball is included in Georgetown Recreation Center memberships. Without a facility membership, purchase of a Daily Visit ($6 per person) is required. Scheduled days and times of play is subject to change.
For information on pickleball at the Georgetown Recreation Center, contact Robert Staton at 512-930-1367 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor Pickleball Courts at McMaster Athletic Complex
Open seven days a week, daylight until dark
Six courts are located in the southeast corner of the McMaster Athletic Complex (corner of N. College St. and WL Walden), in the area formerly used as the inline hockey rink. The courts are available on a first come, first served basis until the courts are full. Once the courts are full, paddle stacking is encouraged. Players must provide their own paddles and balls, which can be purchased at Academy or from a number of online vendors.
Outdoor Pickleball Courts at the Georgetown Tennis Center
The Georgetown Tennis Center now has 8 lined pickleball courts on four of our existing tennis courts. Pickleball courts will be allowed by reservation only. Drop-ins will not be allowed at this time. Players must make reservations by calling the Tennis Center at 512-931-2444 up to one week in advance.
The Georgetown Tennis Center also offers pickleball lessons, tournament play, competitive leagues and more! Please visit the GTC Pickleball page for more information.