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
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.
Photo op from an Active Aging Week Pickleball Tournament at McMillen Park Community Center
New Outdoor Pickleball Courts Added
On October 11th the department officially opened 30 new pickleball outdoor courts bringing the total to 36 outdoor and 6 indoor courts. See the Pickleball flier to learn more about the locations and number of courts. Interested in learning more? Check out the press release.
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
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