Pickleball - Organized Play

Pickleball Two LadiesWhat is Pickleball?

This fast-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 / composite / graphite paddle.

Play Options

  1. Rotation Play
  2. Drop-In Play
  3. Classes
  4. Schedules

Rotation Play

Organized play where players line their paddles up on the fence. Starting on the left, the first four paddles are next in line to play when a court becomes available.

Register Indoor Locations in Advance

Outdoor Locations

Scheduled times and days for these locations are posted on the monthly pickleball calendar located under "Schedules" and "Monthly Schedules."

Scott Pickleball Center, Rockwood Park
3401 Courthouse Road
During Scheduled Calendar Times

Pickleball Center, Daniel Park at Iron Bridge
6600 Whitepine Road
During Scheduled Calendar Times

Pickleball Center, CTC@Hull
13900 Hull Street Road
During Scheduled Calendar Times

Indoor Locations

Registration required. Current course numbers and registration details are located in our current seasonal program guides.

St. Marks United Methodist Church
11551 Lucks Lane
Fridays, 12:30-3 p.m., Open Rotational Play

Bon Air United Methodist Church 
1645 Buford Road
July 11-Aug. 22: 1-2:30 p.m., Beginners Play, no instruction provided.
May 9-June 27: 3:30-5:30 p.m. | July 11-Aug. 22: 3-5 p.m., Open Rotational Play
Thursdays (not held the third Thursday of each month)
July 7-Aug. 25: 1:30-4 p.m., Open Rotational Play

Safety Precautions

Masks - wear a mask when sitting, walking, standing, and not engaged in play on the courts. No mask needed - when engaged in play on the courts. Social distance when possible.

Eye protection is suggested, such as regular eyeglasses or safety glasses.

Shoes - court/tennis shoes are necessary. Walkers, runners, cross trainer shoes are not safe for this sport.

The most important attribute is having good balance. Players need to be in reasonably good physical shape before beginning pickleball.

Scott Pickleball Center - Rockwood ParkThe 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.

More Information

Darlene Holland
Parks and Recreation
Email Darlene Holland

Linda Scott
Chesterfield Pickleball Club
Email Linda Scott

Visit the USAPA Pickleball website for more information on the sport of Pickleball.