Pickleball - Organized Play

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What 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. Visit the USAPA Pickleball website for more information on the sport of pickleball and read more about Chesterfield pickleball in the January/February 2023 Richmond Family Magazine article.

Safety Precautions

The most important attribute to a safe pickleball game is having good balance. Players need to be in good physical condition before beginning pickleball. Additionally, the following equipment is needed:

  • Eye Protection - 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.

Pickleball Classes

Beginner, Supervised Drill and Play, and Strokes and Strategy are offered throughout the year. See the Active Lifestyles page for directions on how to have a guide mailed to you or to register for programs online.

Play Options

View the monthly countywide pickleball calendar (PDF) and countywide pickleball locations (PDF). The calendar provides scheduled times and locations for outdoor and indoor rotation play opportunities and seasonal pickleball activities of interest including courses, leagues, clinics, etc.

Rotation Play

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

Outdoor Locations

Scheduled times and days for these locations are posted on the monthly pickleball calendar. See Play Options.

Pickleball Center, Chesterfield Career and Technical Center -Hull Street Campus (CTC@Hull) - (Lighted Facility)
13900 Hull Street Road, the courts are located behind the school
During Scheduled Calendar Times

Pickleball Center, Harry G. Daniel Park at Iron Bridge - (Lighted Facility)
6600 Whitepine Road
During Scheduled Calendar Times

Scott Pickleball Center, Rockwood Park - (Lighted Facility)
3401 Courthouse Road
During Scheduled Calendar Times

Dodd Park at Point of Rocks - (Lighted Facility)
201 Enon Church Road
During Scheduled Calendar Times

Huguenot Park - (No Lights)
1550 Early Settlers Road
Shelter 2 (near Parks and Recreation office)

Indoor Locations

Scheduled times and days for these locations are posted on the monthly pickleball calendar. See Play Options or Chesterfield Pickleball Club.

Bon Air United Methodist Church 
1645 Buford Road
Mondays, Thursdays (not held the third Thursday of each month,) Open Rotational Play

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

Registration is no longer required to play indoor pickleball at Bon Air United Methodist Church and St. Mark's United Methodist Church. No course numbers are being used. Free.

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 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, 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.

Chesterfield Pickleball Club

For more information about pickleball in Chesterfield, contact Linda Scott, Chesterfield Pickleball Club, by email or by calling 804-683-8481.

Scott Pickleball Center - Rockwood Park