LOCAL PICKLEBALL GUIDE – Essex County, Massachusetts


Playing pickleball

Pickleball Anyone?

Pickleball has not quite taken off in Boston, but you can be sure that it’s played in other towns in Essex County.  On the USAPA listing of Places to Play, pickleball is being played in Andover, Gloucester, Beverly, Hamilton and Salem.  Where are you, Boston Pickleball enthusiasts?  Let us all know where to play in Boston, and we’ll add it to this blog article.

USAPA Ambassadors – Essex County

USAPA Ambassadors are volunteers who promise to promote the sport of pickleball in their local area.  The main prerequisite to becoming an ambassador is a love of the sport and a desire to share the game with people of all ages.  Local USAPA Ambassadors in Massachusetts, including some outside the Essex Count area, are listed below:

Boston Metro North — Peter Sullivan  781-856-9508  Stoneham MA
Boston North — Sue Carnevale  978-836-9160  Beverly MA
Cotuit-Cape Cod — George Rice  508-428-3243  Cotuit MA
Lakeville-Middleboro — Bob Hall  603-568-8536  Lakeville MA
Medford — Camille Power  781-391-5152  Medford MA
Merrimack Valley — Billy Hartig  978-374-6652  Bradford MA
MetroWest — David Brower  508-922-7831  Marlborough MA
Worcester — Karl Bjork  508-612-5954  Worcester MA

Pickleball Court Construction Contractors: Essex County

If you are looking for information about installing or re-surfacing a sport court for pickleball, you will find the following companies to be good resources:

Boston Tennis Court
Sport Court of Massachusetts

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Tournaments Near Essex County

A tournament calendar for every state can be found on the USAPA.org website. Check out these tournaments if you are looking for some friendly competition in your area:

YMCA Charity Pickleball Tournament
Joe Levine Mixed Doubles Tournament
Massachusetts Senior Games

Essex County Pickleball Related News and Youtube Videos

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Massachusetts Senior Games 2013

9 thoughts on “LOCAL PICKLEBALL GUIDE – Essex County, Massachusetts

    • The USAPA.org website has a way to search for places to play. I searched for putnam, mass and got listings for Centerville (Barnstable) public Tennis courts. call bill dado at 508-560-4088

  1. Hi There, I’d like to learn how to play pickleball. I’ve gone on the usapa but it appears to be a little outdated. It would be great to get some pickleball going in the Wayland/Sudbury/Natick area. In the meantime, any suggestions on lessons? I live in Wayland and will travel to join a clinic or group. I do have a tennis court….seems like it could be converted to pickleball?

    • Hi Deb,
      Thanks for your inquiry. There is another resource on the USAPA.org website: Ambassadors! If you search by a zipcode, like 02451, and select within 50 miles, a bunch of local ambassadors show up. Shoot them an email and I’m sure the’ll be able to let you know about places to get lessons. Eliza

    • Hi Robert,
      The best way to find places to play is to go to the USAPA.org website, select places to play, select MA and they are listed alphabetically by town. Thanks for asking.

  2. My wife and I are snowbirds but will be returning to our northern home in Millbury, Ma at the beginning of May. Started playing pickleball in Florida and love it. I am looking for pickleball leagues in the greater Worcester area.

    • Hi Richard! Check out the USAPA.org’s Places to Play feature! http://www.usapa.org/places-to-play-pickleball/ It looks like Worcester, MA has 1 place to play listed at the Greendale YMCA.
      Indoor: 3 Player Est: 24
      Public Contact: Karl Bjork Phone: 508-612-5954 Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 7PM – 9PM Tuesday and Friday 12PM – 2PM Fee: Y members: no charge Send Email Comment: Non Y Members 12 week schedule 4 times a week $75.00 Nighttime 2 times a week $50.00 Daytime 2 times a week $40.00 Drop in: Day $3.00, night $5.00

      I recommend checking out the list yourself and seeing if there’s anywhere else near you!

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