Local Pickleball Guide – Ogden, Utah

Ogden is just a short drive north of Salt Lake City, and it’s a veritable hotbed of pickleball activity despite its snowy reputation—since it’s a gateway to many of Utah’s ski resorts. Ogden provides a picturesque view of the Wasatch Mountains along with easy access to many courts both indoors and out. The initial growth of pickleball in the area was largely thanks to avid player and philanthropist John Gullo.

Places to Play in Ogden, Utah

There are many courts in Utah available for free or for a small membership fee. See a selection of locations below. Visit the Ogden Pickleball Association or Utah Pickleball for additional options across the state.

Mt. Ogden Outdoor Courts – 1987 Constitution Way. Eight outdoor courts. Join open play Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday 7:00am – noon, Tues and Thurs 5:00pm – dusk. Times may change due to Ogden’s outdoor leagues.
Monroe Park – Eight free outdoor courts. Lights for evening use. Reservable.
The Shed – Four indoor courts with an outdoor surface. Memberships available for free or low yearly costs on their site.
Marshall White Center – Indoor courts, cost is free with admission. Open play Tues – Thurs, hours on their site. Indoor leagues available.
Barnes Park – Eight outdoor courts, four of which have lights. Year-round leagues and two tournaments. Indoor play at nearby Kaysville Recreation.

USAPA Ambassadors: Utah

Wendy McKay — Ogden Valley  801-791-3001
Kyle Klein — Brigham City (~30 min N of Ogden)   435-730-3231, pickleballtoc@gmail.com
Oscar Garcia — Salt Lake City (~35 min S of Ogden)   801-604-0939
Michael White — Salt Lake City (~35 min S of Ogden)   828-514-9316
Shannon Wright — West Jordan (~50 min S of Ogden)    801-860-7776, shannonwrightpickleball@gmail.com
Victor Phillips — Cache County (~1 hr N of Ogden)    vh_phillips@comcast.net

Utah Court Construction Companies

Parkin Courts
Tennis and Track Co.
TD Sports West
Utah Court Surfacing

Ogden, Utah Pickleball Clubs

Ogden Pickleball Association logo
Ogden Pickleball Association

Pickleball Tournaments Near Ogden, Utah

USA Pickleball Mountain Regional Championships (Brigham City)
Salt Lake County Summer Bash (Bluffdale)
Tournament of Champions (Brigham City)
Riverton Fall Classic 

For more events, take a look at Utah Pickleball’s tournament page.

Utah Pickleball Related News and Videos

The State of Pickleball
Ogden Philanthropist Moves Pickleball Tourney to Brigham City
How Pickleball Has Become One of Utah’s Fastest Growing Sports
Pickle Power! The Family-Friendly Sport That’s Taking Over Utah
Indoor Pickleball Courts Come to Roy with Outdoor Courts Expected This Summer
Pickleball Goes Outdoors in Salt Lake City

Local Pickleball Guide – Boise, Idaho

It’s no surprise Idaho is a pickleball haven since major paddle manufacturer, Selkirk, was created in Hayden. The company’s name itself was inspired by the Selkirk Mountains, which travel between southeastern British Columbia, the Idaho Panhandle and eastern Washington.

Several hours south of Hayden is the capital of Boise, where there are pickleball courts a-plenty and players ready to test their skills. Join in if you have the opportunity to explore this growing hot spot!

Idaho senior games

Idaho Senior Games (Credit: BAPA)

Places to Play in Boise, Idaho

There are 20+ pickleball court locations around Boise. For an easily referenced map with details, visit the Boise Pickleball Club’s Places to Play. A partial selection of the courts are listed here.

Baggley Park – Two dual-use courts. Free to use and no scheduled play.
Fort Boise Community Center – Drop in play. Portable nets, balls and paddles available. Free lessons for new players. Call for more info: 208-608-7680
Boise Hills Park – One dual-use court. Free to use, no scheduled play.
Manitou Park – Four dedicated courts, two dual-use with painted lines. Free use.
Treasure Valley Family YMCA – Free for members, day pass required for visitors. Three indoor courts for use Mon – Wed from 9 – 11am.

USAPA Ambassadors: Boise

Don Denton — Nampa (~25 min west of Boise)  208-453-9799

While they are not USAPA ambassadors, both the Boise Area Pickleball Association (BAPA) and Boise Pickleball Club (BPC) have officers who are happy to help visitors find courts and other players.

Boise Court Construction Companies

SportMaster Sport Surfaces
Cascade Famous Fences & Tennis Courts
JPW Sports and Courts Installation

Boise, ID Pickleball Clubs


Boise Area Pickleball Association

Boise Pickleball Club
Eagle Tennis Club (~25 min NW of Boise)

Pickleball Tournaments in Boise, Idaho

Boise’s Awesome Pickleball Adventure
Idaho Senior Games Pickleball Tournaments
Sun Valley Pickleball Championships
(All three of the above tournaments are run by BAPA. Follow link for more details.)

Pickle Jam!
Willow Lane Fall Classic

Boise Pickleball Related News and Videos

Pickleball Saved My Life (Dick Johnson, 78, Boise, Idaho)
The Pickleball Spear-It 
Featured Activity: Pickleball Takes ‘5 Minutes’ to Learn
Hayden Pickleball Paddle Company Is Growing with the Sport 
Annual Pickleball Tournament Brings Crowd to Twin Falls 
The Sport of Pickleball Is Growing Quickly in the Treasure Valley 

Local Pickleball Guide – Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is home to some of the best country music around, and many Tennesseans have started singing the praises of pickleball too! There are many locations where you can take your paddle and get involved in the growing competitive scene while experiencing some Southern hospitality for yourself, so don’t delay and join in the fun!

Places to Play in Nashville, Tennessee

Gordon JCC – Three indoor courts. Play is free for members and $5 for non-members.
Lipscomb University Racquet Club – Indoor and outdoor courts. Free for those with annual membership or $5.
Centennial Sportsplex – Eight outdoor courts. Available to public use and reservations. Free for members and $5 for non-members.
Academy Park – Four outdoor courts. Free play for public or reserve for $10/hr. The Franklin Rec Center also has scheduled play times.
Margaret Maddox YMCA – Outdoor court open with some scheduled play times.
Sevier Park – 615-862-8466 / 3021 Lealand Lane Nashville, TN 37204
First Baptist Hendersonville Church – Tuesday 6 to 9pm for $10. Available Saturday morning if enough people sign up. Call Kay at 615-504-1015.

Centennial Sportsplex

Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville

Green Hills YMCA, Hermitage Community Center, Fairview Rec Center and Franklin Rec Center also allow for pickleball games.

Maryville Pickleball Boot Camp is open to registration dependent on time of year.

USAPA Ambassadors: Nashville

Jay Wasack — Brentwood (~20 min south of Nashville)    615-994-0980, pickleballjay@gmail.com
Don Stanley — La Vergne (~25 min SE of Nashville)    615-945-1373, dstanley@christpres.org
David Hart — Columbia (~45 min SW of Nashville)    615-720-1855

Tennessee Court Construction Companies

SportMaster Sport Surfaces
Barton Sports Construction

Nashville, Tennessee Pickleball Clubs

Pickleball Nashville

Pickleball Nashville

Pickleball Tournaments Near Nashville, Tennessee

Gatlinburg Rocky Top Sports World (Gatlinburg)
Pickleball Nashville Labor Day Tournament (Brentwood)
Volley for Change (Knoxville)
Tennessee Senior Olympics (Franklin)

Nashville pickleball players

Nashville pickleball players

Nashville Pickleball Related News and Videos

Pickleball Princess Paddles Away the Pounds
Welcome to Pickleball Nashville
Pickleball Growing in Popularity Among All Ages
Jake Owen and Kid Rock’s ‘Grass Is Always Greener’ Was Born from a Pickleball Game
Pickleball Clinics Coming to Westhaven and Academy Park
Pickleball Holding Court in Spring Hill

The Pickleball Magazine Provides the Latest and Greatest in Pickleball Trends

Pickleball Magazine continues to offer excellent articles about pickleball trends, best places to play and tournament features. In the latest issue, Wayne Dollard, publisher of Pickleball Magazine, shares his personal experience in “Building Your Dream Court.” Wayne shares the main reasons he considered building a home court, which include having a place for parties and social gatherings.

He also shares the list of things to consider before building a court, like space and cost. Excellent photos are included showing the stages of building the court, as well as a check list with a price breakdown. This article is definitely one of the best for explaining everything that goes into building a home court. The USAPA has also published a book, “Pickleball Courts: A Construction & Maintenance Manual,” that is helpful on this topic.

The Oct/Nov 2017 issue also contains two USAPA announcements: A Major Region Restructure for 2018 and the new USAPA Sanctioned League Play. It also has a great Q & A page “The Rules Guru” that answers some complex questions about the interpretation of the IFP Official Tournament Rulebook.

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LOCAL PICKLEBALL GUIDE – Lynchburg, Virginia

Lychnburg is the “City of Seven Hills” named for its founder, John Lynch, who at the age of 17 started a ferry service to carry traffic over the James River to and from New London, Virginia.  People who visit Lynchburg always want to return.  It is a beautiful city, and pickleball has certainly found a home there as you can see by the latest list of places to play in Lynchburg.

Places to Play Pickleball in Lynchburg, Virginia

YMCA Jamerson
YMCA Downtown
Pleasant View Baptist Church
Leesville Road Elementary School
Fairview Center
Brookville Middle School
Boonsboro Country Club


Judy Bowman, center, and pickleball aficionados at the YMCA in VA

Judy Bowman, center, and pickleball aficionados at the YMCA in VA

Local Virginia Ambassadors

Judy Bowman 434-385-5839 Lynchburg, VA
Jim Schaefer  704-860-8370  Roanoke VA

Sometimes you need a special person to get pickleball started in your community.  Ambassadors are volunteers who make a promise to promote the sport of pickleball.  They may be individuals or couples, or a group of ambassadors working together as a team. The main prerequisite is a love of the sport and the desire to share our game with others of all ages. In Lynchburg, they have a Pickleball Ambassador, Extraordinaire!

“Judy Bowman wants to sell you pickleball”, according to the magazine, Lynchburg Living. They featured pickleball in Lynchburg in their January 2014 issue.  The article shared: “The best part of Bowman’s pickleball sales pitch is that she can say ‘pickleball’ to a complete stranger while maintaining a straight face. She is unfazed by the smirks and grins of those not yet educated to the zen of the pickleball. Her patient grin channels the karma of both pickle and ball while she pontificates. She explains that pickleball’s strength is its flexibility. It serves both the wannabe athlete and the social butterfly that resides within. ‘It’s all about the people,’ she insisted. ‘You don’t have to be a jock to do it.'”

To grow interest in pickleball, it sure helps to have enthusiastic folks like Judy Bowman around to get things going!

Downtown Y Players in Lynchburg Virginia

Downtown Y players: Brenda Roberts, Judy Wheels Bowman, Brenda-Gay Efford, Gail Stancil Roberts, Joy Jones Pantana, Lynn Mellott, Jerry Lane, Rick Fain and Wendy Boothe.

 Local Virginia Court Construction Companies

These sport court constructions experts in Virginia can help you with your court construction questions:

Bishop’s Tennis Inc.

Chesapeake Court Builders Inc.

Court One/Recreational Ventures, Inc.

Lynchburg, Virginia Pickleball Clubs

GO, Lynchburg Pickleball!


Local Virginia Tournaments

Virginia Pickleball’s Winter Fun Pickleball Tournament
Virginia Commonwealth Games Pickleball Tournament at Boonsboro Country Club
Newport News Meet and Greet winter Tournament
Northumberland YMCA Potluck Pickleball Tournament
All Tidewater Pickleball Classic Indoor Tournament

Local Virginia Recent Articles

In a pickle: Seniors unite around Lynchburg’s newest sport

Links to Local Virginia YouTube Videos

Virginia Pickleball Tournament Rene vs Simon



Local Pickleball Guide – Any Town in Connecticut

Local Pickleball Guide:  Any Town in Connecticut

Every day is a good day for pickleball.  Pickleball enthusiasts are sharing their love of the game in every state, even in the third smallest state of Connecticut!  Enjoy!

Connecticut competitors at Rhode Island Games

Karen LaBrosse, Kathy L’heureux Reidy and Margo Chase-Wells at Lime Acres Park.

Connecticut Pickleball Ambassadors

If you are interested in getting a pickleball program started in your community and you need some advice, don’t hesitate to call on a Pickleball Ambassadors.  These Ambassadors promise to help you get started and know everything about how to promote pickleball:

Pauline Cacace 203-598-1385 Cheshire
Maryann Charmoz 203-923-2098 Fairfield
Janice Pauly 203-438-7231 Ridgefield
Renie Blair 203-637-1807 Cos Cob
Betsy Underhill 203-531-8095 Greenwich
Brenda Stoebel 860-649-2844 Manchester
Richard Stoebel 860-649-2844 Manchester
Dee Diamond 203-257-1717 Milford
Sean Diamond 203-257-1717 Milford
Tracy Conery 860-648-6361 ext 340 South Windsor
Dan Pechtol 203-375-6518 Trumbull

Greenwich Point, Connecticut - Fall Colors

Greenwich Point, Connecticut – Fall Colors

Court Construction Companies in Connecticut

If you don’t have a court in your town, and you’re interested in building a court for pickleball,
these companies have all the answers you need for a new court construction project:

Sport Court of Northern CT

R.S. Site and Sports

Connecticut Pickleball Clubs

Some of best pickleball fun can be found in Pickleball Clubs.  You can read more about each club by clicking the names below:

Lyme Shores
Ridgefield Pickleball
New Milford Tennis and Swim Club

New Milford - New to Pickleball

New Milford Pickleball

Places to Play in Connecticut

Just a few of the places to play pickleball in Connecticut listed below:
Oronoque Village, Stratford
Stratford Baldwin Senior Center, Stratford
Milford Recreation Department
Tashua Knolls Tennis Courts, Trumbull
Fairfield- Owen Fish Park, Fairfield
Fairfield-Tunxis Hill Park, Fairfield
The Bigelow Center aka Fairfield Senior Center, Fairfield

Connecticut Tournaments

Most folks like some friendly competition.  As you can see by the caption, the First Atlantic Regional Pickleball Tournament in Norwalk, Connecticut was an incredible success!

First North Atlantic Regional Tournament

First Atlantic Regional Pickleball Tournament, Norwalk, Connecticut – an Incredible Success

Atlantic North Regional Pickleball Tournament
Connecticut Masters Games
Connecticut Senior Games

Recent Articles featuring Pickleball in Connecticut

Pickleball a hit among seniors in Stratford

Pickleball Enthusisast Eye Worcester Tennis Courts

Links to Connecticut YouTube Videos

Connecticut Senior Games Pickleball Tournament

Rochester, New York Pickleball Guide to Courts, Clubs, Players & Tournaments

Local Pickleball Guide – Rochester, New York

New York is the “home nest” so to speak for many snowbird pickleball players. It comes as no surprise that pickleball popularity soars as snowbirds come home from pickleball hot spots such as Florida, Arizona or California. For you New Yorkers, here’s an overview of pickleball in your home state.

Joe Valenti of Rochester

Joe Valenti

USAPA Ambassadors: Rochester

  • Jon Brown   716-517-6617   Williamsville, NY
  • Richard Cowley   315-759-0494   Geneva, NY
  • George Fairfax   315-789-4940   Geneva, NY
  • Deb Ferlito   315-402-6287   Oswego, NY
  • Pat Gaglianese   518-358-9573   Covington, NY
  • Peter Lederman   845-676-3595   Andes, NY
  • Harold Kieta   716-515-8595   Buffalo, NY
  • Scott Lipitz   585-247-0744   Rochester, NY
  • Dick McDermott   585-398-2628   Farmington, NY
  • Saundra Mercado   716-949-6610   Orchard Park, NY
  • Scott McKay   716-471-1530   Lewiston, NY
  • Timothy Pickering   585-219-4686   Batavia, NY
  • Ronnie Sangeorge   716-228-7767   Buffalo, NY
  • Jason Santerre   716-803-5520   West Seneca, NY
  • Barb Westermeier   703-403-2112   East Amherst, NY
Taconic Sport & Racquet

Courts at Taconic Sport & Racquet

Rochester, New York Pickleball Clubs & Pickleball Facilities

Pickleball Court Construction Contractors: Rochester

Pickleball courts right on Lake Ontario

Pickleball courts right on Lake Ontario

5.0 Ranked Pickleball Players Around Rochester

  • Rob Cassidy
  • Eric Kennedy
  • Joe Valenti
  • Paul Valenti
  • Sean Williams

Rochester Related Articles

Rochester Related Videos


Local Pickleball Guide – Anywhere in New Hampshire

Local Pickleball Guide: Anywhere in New Hampshire

The Bluffs Pickleball

The Bluffs RV Resort, Freedom, New Hampshire

New Hampshire is the “Live Free or Die” State!  They do not have sales tax or income tax, so the citizens of New Hampshire still live up to their auspicious revolutionary heritage.  The state also has some of the largest ski mountains on the East Coast with it’s share of recreation towns, many of which now have pickleball.  Enjoy!

HHF New Hampshire Pickleball

Pickleball at HHF Center, East Hampstead, NH

New Hampshire Pickleball Ambassadors

Ambassadors are volunteers who  teach folks about the wonderful game of pickleball. The main prerequisite to becoming a pickleball ambassador is a love of pickleball and the desire to share it with others of all ages. The following New Hampshire Ambassadors will gladly answer your questions about the best way to grow pickleball in your area:

Berlin — Ronald Devoid 603-723-6730
Deerfield — Walt Hooker 603-463-5840
Manchester — Jim Eddinger 603-836-5766
Manchester — Don Yergeau 603-657-4950
Nashua — Douglas Price 603-888-2101
Western New Hampshire-Lake Sunapee — Laura Trow 603-863-1436


New Hampshire Court Construction Companies

Versa Court New Hampshire

Sport Court of Massachusetts

 New Hampshire Tournaments

Rockin’ at the Rock Pickleball Tournament
July Jubilee Pickleball Tournament
Granite State Senior Games
New Hampshire Masters Games

Places to Play in New Hampshire

HHF New Hampshire Pickleball

Pickleball East Hampstead

Claremont Community Center, Claremont
Cedar Waters Village Nudist Resort, Nottingham
Hidden Valley Golf & RV Park, Derry
Garrison School, Dover
Hooksett Town Hall, Hooksett
Eastman Community Association, Grantham
Exeter Area YMCA
Laconia Community Center, Laconia
Mountainside Racquet and Fitness Center
, New London
Greater Manchester YMCA, Manchester
Woodward Park, New London
Outing Club Indoor Center, New London
HHH Fitness Center, East Hampstead
Talent Hall, Litchfield

Greater Litchfield Pickleball

Recent New Hampshire Articles

The Outing Club

Links to New Hampshire YouTube Videos

More Pickleball in New Hampshire

Before we sign off: Happy Thanksgiving to all the Americans out there!

Local Pickleball Guides – Anchorage, Alaska and Beyond…

Local Pickleball Guides – Anchorage, Alaska and Beyond…

Pickleball Folks Alaska

Alaska Pickleball Club

The Alaska Pickleball Club is devoted to sharing the fastest growing sport in the nation to the great State of Alaska, according to their Facebook page.

USAPA Ambassadors – Alaska

Alaskan Pickleball Ambassadors have a BIG area to cover when promoting the game of pickleball.
If you need help getting a pickleball group started in your neighborhood, just get in touch with one of the following folks:

Anchorage — Donald Sutherland 907-240-6215 Anchorage AK
Fairbanks — Dalonna Cooper 907-388-6852 Fairbanks AK
Metlakatla — Dan Leask 907-886-3786 Metlakatla AK
Metlakatla — HB Tyler 907-617-4249 Metlakatla AK

Pickleball Court Construction Contractors: Alaska

If you need help getting a pickleball group started in your neighborhood, just get in touch with one of the following folks:Dynamic Sports Construction for information in building indoor sport courts in Alaska.

Alaska Pickleball Clubs

Alaska Pickleball Club
If you are looking for people who play pickleball in Alaska, you will find them by googling “pickleball Alaska” or searching the USAPA.org website, Places to Play, Alaska.  We found 3 pickleball clubs in Alaska:

University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Dome Pickleball Club
Fairbanks Pickleball Club

Pickleball Tournaments in Alaska

Check out the Alaska International Senior Games for friendly pickleball competition in Alaska.

Alaska Pickleball Related News and Youtube Videos

Read here about pickleball in the City of Homer

Read here about Borough opening a pair of pickleball courts at Big Dipper

Watch here for a video featuring pickleball in Ketchikan:

Live in Ketchikan: PickleBall!  What the Heck is it?

Local Pickleball Guide – Quad Cities

Local Pickleball Guide – Quad Cities

Quad Cities pickleball

Quad Cities is a region of four counties in northwest Illinois and Southeastern Iowa. The urban core consists of five principal cities: Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline in Illinois. These cities are the center of the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area.  In 2012, the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area was ranked among the fastest-growing areas in the nation in the growth of high-tech jobs. and was named the “2012 All American City.”

Pickleball Courts Around the Quad Cities

If you are looking for a place to play pickleball in the Quad Cities area, the USAPA.org website lists a few places to play, including several parks in Davenport, Iowa:

Longview Park, 1591 18th Ave, Rock Island – 2 outdoor tennis courts with shadow lines for pickleball.
Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center (RIFAC), 4303 24th St, Rock Island.
Community Center Gymnasium, 2204 Grant St, Bettendorf
Kiwanis Park, 4223 Greenbrier, Bettendorf
Beyond the Baseline, 1540 W 12th St, Davenport
Davenport West Family YMCA, 3503 W. Locust St, Davenport
Duck Creek Park, 3300 E Locust St, Davenport
Emeis Park, 4500 W Locust St, Davenport
Garfield Park, 1224 E. 29th St, Davenport
Northwest Park, 3500 N. Division St, Davenport

USAPA Ambassadors – Quad Cities

USAPA Ambassadors are committed to promoting the game of pickleball.  If you need some assistance getting pickleball started in your community, these folks are available to help:

Quad-Cities — Dean Easterlund  563-355-4693  Davenport IA
Quad-Cities — Dave Stover  309-945-7700  Geneseo IL
Quad-Cities — Sharon Walters  309-799-3856  Coal Valley IL

Pickleball Court Construction Contractors: Quad Cities

Flex Court Athletics – 1-800-847-4404 http://www.flexcourt.com/pickleball-courts.php, is available to answer questions about sport court installations in the Quad Cities area.

Quad Cities Pickleball Club and Quad Cities Plus 60 Club are two pickleball clubs in the Quad Cities area.

QCSenior Olympics pickleball

Mary Foraker and Craig Rhoades compete at Quad Cities Senior Olympics.

Pickleball Tournaments in the Quad Cities

For Tournaments, check out:
Quad Cities Senior Olympics
Rock Island Indoor Tournament
Iowa Games

Quad Cities Pickleball

Quad Cities Pickleball Related News and Youtube Videos

See below for recent articles about pickleball in the Quad Cities area:
Pickleball Reunites Tennis Team http://qcpickleball.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/pickleball-reunites-tennis-team/
First Ladder Play Draws Competitive Group http://qcpickleball.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/first-ladder-play-draws-competitive-group/

Here is a local video link. Enjoy!