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 – 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.
Indoor Pickleball at the Georgetown Recreation Center – Set up as scheduled
Three courts are marked in Gym 2 for play, and paddles/balls are available to borrow. Indoor Pickleball is included in Georgetown Recreation Center memberships. Without a facility membership, purchase of a Daily Visit ($5 / person) is required.
Outdoor Pickleball Courts at McMaster Athletic Complex – Open seven days a week, daylight until dark
Four 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. Players must provide their own paddles and balls, which can be purchased at Academy or from a number of online vendors.