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Pickleball courts now available at McMillen Park Community Center as well as at Lions Park!

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.

Pickleball Play

Download the Pickleball Flyer

Beginning October 1
M-Tuesday, 8:30 am-12 pm & Wed/Th 5:30-8:30 pm

Franke Park #1

Courts available at McMillen M-F, 9 am-12 pm & Wednesday/Thursday, 6-9 pm
McMillen Community Center 

Pickleball is similar to badminton and tennis. 
It is played on a court with the same dimensions
as a badminton court with a hard paddle and
perforated, plastic ball.  It only takes a little instruction.

The cost is only $1 at each site.  

Please wear your tennis shoes.

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Photo op from the Ribbon Cutting of the Pickleball
Courts at 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 

Pickleball equipment:

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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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