Local Pickleball Guide – Raleigh, North Carolina

Local Pickleball Guide – Raleigh, North Carolina

Pickleball is unarguably one of the most popular sports in the South Atlantic region. We send orders to North Carolina more often than nearly any other state (topped by only Florida, California, Arizona, Washington and Michigan). If you happen to live near the Raleigh area, here’s a quick glimpse into pickleball in your area.

Pickleball in the Triangle playersPickleball in the Triangle players

USAPA Ambassadors – Raleigh

Local USAPA Ambassadors include:

  • Cary   Michael Walsh   919-460-1650   Cary, North Carolina
  • Cary   Luis Vazquuz   919-561-8732   Cary, North Carolina
  • Chapel Hill   Jim Wilson   703-966-0327   Pittsboro, North Carolina
  • Durham   Mark Siewers   617-515-0166   Durham, North Carolina
  • Raleigh   Joe Borrelli   919-426-1110   Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Raleigh   Daphne Key   919-706-5639   Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Wake Forest   Sandy Brasseale   501-772-7439   Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • Wake Forest   Joe Vartanesian   919-624-6795   Wake Forest, North Carolina

These kind-hearted folk are itching to promote the sport. Don’t hesitate to contact one (or more!) of them for any pickleball-related inquiries.

Raleigh, NC Pickleball Clubs

If you’re itching to play, check out these North Carolina-located pickleball clubs. If you want even more information, the North Carolina State Pickleball website and the Atlantic South Region website are both awesome resources for those in the area.

 Method Road Park pickleball courtsMethod Road Park in Raleigh, NC

Pickleball Courts Around Raleigh

Here’s a brief list of places to play in Raleigh. Of course, this list is not exclusive and there are more courts popping up every day!

  • A.E. Finley YMCA
  • Brier Creek Community Center
  • Five Points Center for Active Adults
  • Hedingham Athletic Club
  • Lake Lynn Community Center
  • Method Road Community Center
  • Optimist Park Community Center
  • Amberly Residents Center (Cary, NC)
  • Bond Park Community Center (Cary, NC)
  • Harrison Grande (Cary, NC)
  • Herb Young Community Center (Cary, NC)
  • Weatherstone (Cary, NC)
  • White Oak Park (Cary, NC)
  • Walltown Recreation Center (Durham, NC)
  • Chapel Hill Community Center (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Ephesus Courts (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Middle Creek Community Center, (Apex, NC)
  • Cary Family YMCA (Cary, NC)
  • Kraft Family YMCA (Apex, NC)

Brier Creek Country Club pickleball courtsBriar Creek Community Center

Raleigh Pickleball Related News and Youtube Videos

For you locals who enjoy reading about pickleball news in your area, check out these links:

If videos are more your style, here’s a couple for your viewing pleasure:

Pickleball in the Triangle

Doubles Play – Pickleball at Lake Lynn Community Center

Keep it up, North Carolina… you’re an inspiration to us all!

8 thoughts on “Local Pickleball Guide – Raleigh, North Carolina

  1. I’m possibly a self rated 4.0/4.5 pickleball player . 28 years old with a tennis background. I’m looking for places to play so I can begin to get in tournament play to join one of my friends in Wilmington, NC

  2. I run a large facility in Cary/Morrisville, we are looking to add pickball courts was looking to talk to someone about how we can learn more about the community.

  3. More additions:

    Middle Creek Community Center (Apex, N.C.)
    Cary Family YMCA (Cary, N.C.)
    Kraft Family YMCA (Apex, N.C.)

    And it’s “brier” not “Briar”


  4. Enjoyed your blog report on Pickleball in the Raleigh Area. But couldn’t help but notice that you had omitted Chapel Hill in your blog report. Jim Wilson is the Ambassador here at Chapel Hill Pickleball and he is responsible for our club’s amassing 376 members in just 2 1/2 years. We play 5-6 times a week at the local Community Center and on Ephesus Courts nearby.

    • Hi J.B! Thanks for sharing that information about Chapel Hill. I do my best to find all the clubs, but some are easier to find than others 🙂 I’d be happy to edit the post and add in your club! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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