Do you know that it has been 57 years since pickleball was invented? You may have noticed that as of lately, the sport that combines traditional tennis, ping-pong, and badminton, has become a big dill.
In honor of National Pickleball Day (Aug. 8), we’re sharing some places around central Indiana where you can get your pickled paddle on.
West Indy Racquet Club, 4458 Guion Rd. | WIRC is a tennis + pickleball facility with six indoor and six outdoor tennis courts with blended pickleball court lines. Pro tip: It allows members and nonmembers to play — guests pay a daily guest fee.
Centerpoint Brewing, Broad Ripple | Following the trend, the brewery’s Broad Ripple location decided to add a lined pickleball court to its outdoor space — so grab a drink and enjoy social time with your fellow picklers on Thursdays.
Meadowlark Park, Carmel | This Carmel Clay Park just recently got some upgrades, including four pickleball courts, a new playground, and picnic and shade shelters.
Carmel Racquet Club, Carmel | This facility offers pickleball memberships for $100 per year. Pro tip: Join a Friday night adult pickleball party from 6-9 p.m. for $10 for members or $12 for nonmembers — beginners are welcomed.
Stephens Park, Brownsburg | This 3.2-acre neighborhood park features six pickleball courts. Bonus: There’s also a year-round restroom on the grounds.
Greenwood Fieldhouse, Greenwood | Looking to play indoors? This gymnasium features four newly lined pickleball courts. Pickleball is in play on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m.
Kephart Park, Bargersville | This is the newest in the Bargersville Park system and it features eight pickleball courts, a splash pad, playground, green space, walking trails, and picnic shelters. Courts are first come, first served.
Do you have a favorite home court that we didn’t mention? Let us know.
Here’s what you said:
“Indianapolis Racquet Club offers pickleball and lessons at its East facility with 16 indoor courts available year-round.” — Julia C.
“Jewish Community Center (JCC) on Hoover Road is a good place to play pickleball as well.” — Henry C.
“Lee Road Park, located on the northern entrance of Fort Ben.” — Jeffrey V.
“JCC has indoor pickleball courts open every day — hours vary.” Joan G.