This fastest growing sport is a combination of tennis, badminton and ping-pong played on a badminton sized court. Pickleball is played with a perforated plastic ball and wooden or composite paddles.
- Scott Pickleball Center, Rockwood Park 3401 Courthouse Road (weather permitting)
- St. Marks United Methodist Church, 11551 Lucks Lane
- Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Road
Classes offered in Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Strokes and Strategy. Consult the 50+ Active Lifestyles newsletter for details.
For more information
Check out www.usapa.org for more information on the sport of Pickleball.
The Scott Pickleball Center at Rockwood Park
In 2010, volunteers Dave and Linda Scott began a quest to bring Pickleball to Chesterfield County. That same year, the Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department began offering Pickleball instruction and play. The Scotts coordinate the program which now boasts more than 500 participants playing seven days each week at eight Chesterfield locations. In 2014, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation converted three existing tennis courts at Rockwood Park into eight Pickleball courts. Chesterfield County budgeted $30,000 for the project and received donations of $19,500. The courts are in constant use today.
Pickleball courts are also available at Goyne Park, Dodd Park at Point of Rocks, Swift Creek Middle School and the Career and Technical Center @ Hull.