Pickleball is a fun, social and friendly game that combines elements of badminton, ping pong and tennis. It is the fastest growing sport in the USA. The growth of this sport first started with the 55+ age group but has now become very appealing to the younger population with courts being constructed in many municipalities and parks. It is an easy to learn game that appeals to people of all skill levels. Our experienced players are very willing and eager to welcome newcomers to the game. There is a beginners group with a voluntary resident available to teach the rules of the game so come out and give it a try.
There is open play on the hard courts behind the recreation center usually every morning Monday through Saturday with start times that change with the season (play usually starts at 8:00am in the warmer months and changes to 9:00am in the spring and fall with a 10:00am start in the winter months). There is a ladies-only group on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 - 11:00 (this is the only group that doesn’t change times with the seasons). There are also afternoon and evening groups through out the year — these are published with the Recreation Center's calendar or on the Court Reservation System. You may sign up for play using the court reservation system or by calling the Recreation Center at (864) 391-4180.
The Beginners group is held every Thursday morning (time changes with the seasons). Orientation to the game, strategies, techniques, and safety tips will be provided to newcomers. There is also a ball machine available during this session to help newcomers practice their shots.
An abbreviated form of the rules of how the game is played can be found at the link below. If there is a conflict between this summary and the official rules, the official rules prevail. The official rules can be located at the USA Pickleball website.