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Pickleball courts at McMillen Park Community Center!


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 at McMillen Community Center: $1. Days/times may occasionally be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

Indoor Pickleball Play

Courts available 
Monday - Friday, 9 am-12:00 pm
McMillen Park Community Center, 3901  Abbott Street

Admission to the building is $1 per person. Use of the courts is free. Photo ID required.

Please wear your tennis shoes.

For more information check out:

Fort Wayne Pickleball Association: http://www.fwpickleball.com

Pickleball rules/USA Pickleball Association:  www.usapa.org

Pickleball strategy: www.PickleballCoach.com

See the press release: Pickleball Press Release 

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Photo op from the 2019 Active Aging Week Pickleball Tournament at McMillen Park Community Center

Outside Pickleball Play

During the summer months Pickleball is also available at Lions Park.  

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-12 pm.

For additional information please contact the Fort Wayne Pickleball Association (http://www.fwpickleball.com)

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. 

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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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