It’s inarguable that pickleball exists throughout the great state of Ohio. From hundreds of courts, to top-tier players, to unending energy, Ohio seems like the perfect place for an addiction for pickleball to grow. This guide is an Ohio resident’s all-inclusive look at pickleball in their state.
While there aren’t any USAPA Ambassadors who live in Columbus directly, there are several who are relatively close. Feel free to contact any of these individuals who are always happy to help promote the sport.
- Thomas Paschal 614-851-8016 (Galloway, Ohio)
- William Schneider 330-958-5709 (Alliance, Ohio)
- Bob Schrag 440-666-8051 (North Ridgeville, Ohio)
Ohio residents will rest easy knowing that there are three 5.0 ranked players by the USAPA in their state. Both of these players have one at least one gold medal in a USAPA sanctioned tournament.
- Laura Fenton Kovanda (Columbus, Ohio)
- Marsha Koch (Toledo, Ohio)
- Thomas Wells (Oregon, Ohio)
There are also several pickleball clubs who welcome new members with open arms:
- Dayton Pickleball (Dayton, Ohio)
- Firelands Area Pickleball Association (Huron, Ohio)
- Groveport Recreation Center (Groveport, Ohio)
- Mentor Pickleball (Mentor, Ohio)
- Toledo Pickleball (Toledo, Ohio)
- Wellness Center at Antioch College (Yellow Springs, OH)
- Great Lakes Region Pickleball – the regional website for Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
Whether you want to just drop in and play, or find your new favorite court, the USAPA has a substantial list of places to play. Just click on “OH” and scroll until you find your nearest city! Columbus has several places within city limits:
- Beechwold Christian Church
- Carriage Place Community Center
- Whetstone Community Center
- Worthington Hills Country Club
If your like for pickleball turns into a full-blown addiction, Flex Court Athletics and SportMaster Sport Surfaces would be more than happy to help create your own personal pickleball court. Both these companies do work in the state of Ohio.
For more information on pickleball in the state of Ohio, check out the following articles and videos:
- Preaching Pickleball
- Pickleball Arrives in Holland
- Pickleball is the newest sensation at the National Senior Games – and elsewhere
- Area seniors are turning to pickleball for exercise and fun
- Mentor adds pickleball courts to Civic Center Park
Pickleball of Ohio
Arnold Classic Pickleball Tournament 2015 in Columbus
Keep up the great work, Ohio!