Pickleball in New Jersey

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the nation

Pickleball is a mini-tennis game that was created in 1965 to provide a sport for the entire family.

The game is a combination of Ping-Pong, tennis and badminton, and can be played indoors or outdoor, on a court the size of a doubles badminton court with only a fifth of the area needed for tennis



Many schools are offering pickleball as part of their Phys ed programs, and parks, camps, retirement communities, and other venues with sports facilities, and organizations with fund-raiser's are adding pickle-ball and pickleball tournaments to their programs.

Since, the mid-1970's, Pickleball has grown and expanded from a family activity game to a sport with formalized rules and tournaments.

Pickleball Courts and Clubs In New Jersey
Open to the Public

Northern New Jersey Pickleball Programs

Canistear Park
Glen Wild Way off Cherry Ridge Road
Highland Lakes.
3 outdoor courts
Noise abating paddles required.
For Information and reservations, please call Dori Zarr: 201-602-8339

5 Point YMCA
201 Tucker Avenue
Union, NJ
908-688-9622
Website
one court set up in the gym
Monday 10:30am-1:00pm Wednesday 7:15pm-8:30pm Thursday 11:45am-1:45pm Sunday 9:15am-11:45am
To join a group contact: Steve <killshot@optonline.net>

Kawameeh Park
701 Thoreau Ter
Union, NJ 07083
Reservations: 908-527-4900
Two outdoor courts lined for pickleball play

Packanack Lake Country Club
52 Lake Drive
West Packanack Lake
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-694-0094
11 private courts They are looking to develop a pickleball program
For more information, contact: Steve <killshot@optonline.net>

Rahway River Park
401 Parkway Drive
Rahway
908-391-6509
2 Outdoor Courts
Open to public, Weather permitting, play occurs usually Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday Mornings and afternoons
To join a group contact: Steve <killshot@optonline.net>

Ridgewood Pickleball Central
Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club
915 Glenview Rd
Ridgewood, NJ, 07450
Website
201-447-1503
Offers introductory clinics, practice drills, kids & family programs, open play days, and a variety of open competition programs. Pickleball paddles, balls, and equipment can be purchased on-site.

Pickleball Program (Northern New Jersey)
Northern, NJ
To join a group contact: Steve Lavorgna:
killshot@optonline.net
They have over 25 active players, mostly novices . Games usually take place on Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, and occasionally on a Sunday evening. Games can be arranged at Fredon (near Sparta), Hacketstown, Wayne and other Northern NJ places.

Tiger Racquet Club

42 Fairfield Pl
West Caldwell, NJ. 07006
Website
Contact: Lynne  DiGiacomo
973-575-1000 x 5
Tennisalley@aol.com
They have Pickleball round robins every Monday & Thursdays, and on some weekends.  They also offer Pickleball clinics on Thursdays for beginners. Demo paddles & balls are available.  Pickleball players can also purchase paddles, accessories, & clothing.

West Milford Recreation Center
66 Cahill Cross Road
West Milford, NJ
973-728-2860
Township Website
Open Play on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pickleball Membership: $10 per month, or $90 per year. All ages and abilities welcomed.


Central New Jersey Pickleball Programs

Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym
2566 Guam Lane
Tinton Falls NJ 07724
848-456-4278
Website
Indoor Facility
Three pickleball courts will be available, including a staff member for any rules clarification . Bring your own paddle, or use one of theirs. No experience required .
Enjoy a fun game, or choose a competitive opponent . Sign up as a pair, or individually. Eight 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions

Jackson Adult Pickleball
Jackson Recreation Department
95 West Veterans Highway
Jackson NJ
732-928-1200 x-255
An adult Pickleball group playing at:
the Elms School, 780 Patterson rd. Jackson
New members welcome

Jersey Shore Pickleball
Facebook page
732-660-8004
Email jspickleball@gmail.com
A regional Pickleballl group who meets to play and promote the game of Pickleball in New Jersey. Looking for new members to join their group.

Marlboro Township Department of Recreation
1996 Recreation Way
Marlboro, NJ
732-617-0100
Offers pickleball classes and playing time. No fee for Marlboro residents. modest fee for non-residents.

Monroe Township Recreation Center
120 Monmouth Road
Monroe Township
732-723-5000
3 Indoor Courts
Open to Public, Open 7 days/week - Monroe Township Recreation Center has drop-in Pickleball August through June. Pickleball can be played on a drop-in basis every morning. Call the center for more details and other times between June and August.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Equipment Provided: Net, Paddles, Balls

Princeton Racquet Club
150 Raymond Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
732 329-6200
Website
This is an indoor/outdoor compex with year round pickleball playing. New (beginner) players, as well as experienced players are welcomed. Two courts are available – one for beginners and one for experienced players. Pickleball clinics are also available. Match plays are available in the evening/weekend.

Rossmoor Pickleball Group
128 Sussex Way,
Monroe Twp, NJ 08831
1-609-655-1000
Website
The Rossmoor Pickleball Group encourages new members to join.  One does not have to be a superb athlete, but one who is looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon. 

YMCA Western Monmouth County
470 East Freehold Road
Freehold, NJ
(732) 462-0464
Website
1 indoor court
Open to public with a YMCA facility membership

Southern New Jersey Pickleball Programs

Avalon Community Hall
30th & the Beach
Avalon
Website
4 indoor courts
Open to the public. Open play every Tuesday & Thursday from 1PM-3PM

Brigantine Beach Community Center
265 42nd Street
Brigantine
609-576-8928
2 Indoor Courts
Public Court
2 Days Tuesday & Thursday. Instructor Present
Skill Levels: Beginner, intermediate, Advanced Equipment Provided

Cherry Hill Health & Racket Club
1820 Old Catheter Road
Cherry Hill
Website
Pickleball Open Play Wednesday 12:30pm to 2:30pm Sundays 4:00pm to 6:00pm Cost: $5 CHHRC members $10 Non-CHHRC members Pay at the door

Cherry Hill Township:
Carusi Jr High
315 Roosevelt Drive
Cherry Hill
2 outdoor Pickleball courts
contact 856-425-5656 for group meet-up days and times

Kilmer Elementary
2916 Chapel Ave West (the courts are across from 42 Lafferty Drive.)
Cherry Hill
2 outdoor courts
contact 856-425-5656 for group meet-up days and times

Moorestown Recreation
The Church Street Gym
111 W 2nd Street
Moorestown
Register with Moorestownrec.com for a Community Pass
3 indoor courts in a pickleball program. 12 2 pm Monday and Wednesday during October - March

Ocean City Tennis Courts
1837 Haven Avenue
Ocean City
609-525-9307
4 Outdoor Courts
Free to play. Monday 9:00am - 11:30am" Wednesday 9:00am - 11:30am: Friday 9:00am - 11:30am
Entrance is through the gate across the street from 1837 Haven Ave.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Equipment Provided : Net, Paddles, Balls

Ocean County Parks
There are lined courts at:
Jakes Branch County Park
1100 Double Trouble Rd
Beachwood, NJ
Stanley H. "Tip" Seaman County Park
120 Lakeside Dr.
Tuckerton, NJ  08087
Additional lined courts will be coming soon
Contact: Linda G. DePonte
Recreation Aide
Ocean County Parks & Recreation
1198 Bandon Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
LDePonte@co.ocean.nj.us
(732) 506-9090  x 5951

The Salvation Army
Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

1865 Harrison Avenue
Camden, NJ
Contact: Demetrius Marlowe
856-379-6905
Website
demetrius.marlowe@use.salavationarmy.org
Their new 120,000 square foot facility with an NCAA-sized gymnasium accomodates pickleball. There is an opportunity for beginners to receive instruction as well as experienced players to join in with other players.
The cost is $5 for non-members & Free for members.

Upper Township
Tuckahoe - Mt Pleasant Road
Tuckahoe
Cape May County
Website
609-628-2011 x248
2 Outdoor Courts
Open to public 7 days/week, dawn to dusk.

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