Local Pickleball Guide – Columbus, Ohio

Local Pickleball Guide – Columbus, Ohio

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.

Toledo Pickleball CourtsPickleball Courts in Toledo, OH

USAPA Ambassadors – Columbus

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)

5.0 Ranked Players Around Columbus

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)

Middletown Pickleball Tournament5th Annual Middletown Senior Pickleball Tournament

Columbus, Ohio Pickleball Clubs

There are also several pickleball clubs who welcome new members with open arms:

Pickleball Courts Around Columbus

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

Worthington Hills PickleballWorthington Hills Country Club

Pickleball Court Construction Contractors: Columbus

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.

Columbus Pickleball Related Articles and Youtube Videos

For more information on pickleball in the state of Ohio, check out the following articles and videos:

Pickleball of Ohio

Arnold Classic Pickleball Tournament 2015 in Columbus

Keep up the great work, Ohio!

8 thoughts on “Local Pickleball Guide – Columbus, Ohio

  1. Good Morning, my husband and I would like to find a place that is based upon level. We’d like to be able to play with other 3.0 + players. Currently where we play it’s a mixture of 1.0 to 3.0 players and we are finding it hard to get stronger when we play mostly with 1.0 to 2.0 players. Does anyone know of a place that sets up by levels?

  2. I’m going there for my son’s volleyball tournament and wondering if there are any places to play close to the convention center in columbus as i will not have a car.

  3. Been looking forward to learn from a reliable source here online. Thank you for sharing this stuff. By the way, where could I buy appropriate equipments for pickleball?

    • Hi J! I mean… obviously we’re going to be biased toward ourselves for our great customer service and wide reach. 😉 You can look at our gear at http://www.pickleballcentral.com. But if you’re looking for local options, you might want to contact some of the USAPA ambassadors listed here and see if they have any suggestions. There might be a local rep in your area, which is usually the best way to go, since most of the equipment found at major sporting stores like Dick’s are limited.

  4. Where’s the best place to live in Columbus and be close to a great pickleball group, inside and out! We are moving there in a few weeks and am addicted!

  5. Good morning. I am traveling to Gate Mills, Ohio (in Cleveland, Ohio) next week and am an avid Pickleball player. I looked on the USPA Pickleball site and could not find a place to play in Gates Mills, Gates Mills is in Cleveland, Ohio. Do you know of a place to play in Gates Mills or around the City? Please email me at: edbarriskill@comcast.net or call me at: 925-899-5192. I live and play Pickleball in California (Bay Area near San Francisco). Thank you very much for your input, it is much appreciated. Ed Barriskill

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