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How To Find Pickleball Courts Near You

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You have a pickleball paddle, a pack of your favorite pickleballs, and your best pair of pickleball shoes are laced up and ready for a battle. But where do you play? You can always go “old school” when finding a spot to play by driving around because you think you saw pickleball courts next to the ice cream shop by the grocery store. And to be honest, you’d probably find a friendly group of pickleball folks that welcome you right in! But what if there was a way to narrow down what you are specifically looking for?

How To Find Pickleball Courts 

Finding your perfect pickleball court nowadays is so much easier than you’d think. From a quick Google search to downloading an app that can connect you to a specific level of player, finding courts, programs, leagues, tournaments, or clubs is easier than ever! Now, let's dive in as our Paddle Experts outline four of the best ways to find pickleball courts near you.


Pickleheads is the leading online platform dedicated to the sport of pickleball. They offer a one-stop shop for pickleball enthusiasts, allowing users to:

  • Find pickleball courts near them, with a vast and up-to-date directory 
  • Discover and join games tailored to their skill level.
  • Connect with other pickleball players in their area through groups and chats.
  • Organize games with built-in scheduling tools for effortless management.

Pickleheads is a free resource and caters to both beginners and seasoned players looking to improve their game.

PicklePlay App

The PicklePlay app is a free and very user-friendly app that can connect you to local courts, leagues, tournaments, and gives you the opportunity to read and write reviews about courts. As a result, it helps other pickleballers find the right court for them. PicklePlay is great since it allows you to dig a little deeper into what you’re looking for and helps you find specific-level players, leagues in your area, and more. If you’re hunting down a specific type of pickleball play, PickePlay should be your go-to! 


  1. Free* 
  2. Connect with specific players 
  3. Find tournaments, clubs, leagues, and more

*Note that PicklePlay offers a Pro Service for a fee where you can sort players by skill level, create certain skill level events, get special discounts and so much more!

Read our review on PicklePlay to get a more detailed overview of what you can expect. 

USA Pickleball Places2Play (On the Web or App)

Places 2 PLay

USA Pickleball’s Places2Play is a great resource for finding a court near you. Whether you’re using the web or the Places2Play app, simply type in your city or zip code, and BOOM, you have a list of all the best ‘places to play’ in your area! If you’re simply looking for a nice set of courts to go smack the ball around, USAP’s Places2Play (on the web or app) is an awesome resource.


  1. Free
  2. No account required
  3. Web or Mobile App
  4. Find all the local courts


The power of Facebook when it comes to finding a pickleball group near you is undeniable. If you’re looking to connect with people you can chat with, see photos of the courts, events, videos of play, and so much more, Facebook is a great option. It’s as easy as typing in your area and adding in “pickleball” (ie: Kansas City Pickleball) and you’re on your way to connecting with your local community.


  1. Free
  2. Chat with people that play at the courts
  3. Join a community of Pickleballers
  4. See pictures and videos of the courts, facilities, and players.

Good Old Google 

Maybe the least fun, but still a highly effective way of locating courts near you is a simple Google search. The benefits of going this route is you will get reviews of the courts, pictures, and Google Map directions to the courts. You can also use Google’s tools to zoom in and see how many courts the park has, as well as when they may be the busiest so you can plan around the pickleball rush hour. 


  1. Free
  2. Access to nearly every court in the nation
  3. Directions to the courts


In today’s world, there are endless ways to find courts, but if you find yourself in a bind, hop on the web or download a free app and you will find everything you want, and more. We hope that this article answered your question and that you're well on your way to playing pickleball at a court near you. If you have any additional questions or are in need of a new pickleball paddle, our Paddle Experts are standing by to help. You can contact them via phone at 866-382-3465, email at, or you can click here to live chat. We're JustPaddles and we're with you from Click To Court!


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