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Pickleball courts now available at McMillen Park Community Center!

Wednesday & Thursday, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Franke Park Pavilion #1 starting in October

Pickleball is similar to badminton and tennis. It involves playing on a court with the same dimensions as a badminton court with a hard paddle and perforated, plastic ball (whiffle ball). It takes very little instruction with most people able to play a regular game on their first day.  Drop in fee: $1. Days may occasionally be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

Pickleball Play
Courts available Tuesday/Thursday (unless there is a rental)
9 am-3 pm

McMillen Park Community Center 

Admission to the building is $1 per person. Use of the courts is free. 
Please wear your tennis shoes.

 Pickleball Active Aging Week Tournament Results




Summer Play Opportunities

Directions to Lions Park

Go north on Carew off State Street. (Carew Street can be found
via the stop light on the corner of the Heart Institute at
Parkview Hospital.)
Carew goes right into Lions Park.


For more information check out:

Fort Wayne Pickleball Association:

Pickleball rules/USA Pickleball Association:

Pickleball strategy:

See the press release: Pickleball Press Release 


Photo op from the Ribbon Cutting of the Pickleball Courts at Lions Park

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Pickleball is often compared to badminton, ping pong and tennis, with its own set of rules. Here are some features of Pickleball: 

  • Played indoors or outdoors
  • Badminton-sized court, with net lowered to 34 inches
  • Played with perforated plastic ball (like whiffle ball)
  • Wood or composite paddle twice the size of a ping pong paddle
  • Easy to learn, but can become fast-paced, competitive game

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