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Although it has a funny name, Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation!
What is Pickleball? It is a sport that combines elements of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton, played with a paddle and more durable whiffle ball. The game is played with two or four players on indoor or outdoor courts of badminton size, or a slightly modified tennis court, according to officials. 
Although PARA does have some equipment to borrow, "you can get into the game for a relatively nominal expense with purchase of a paddle and balls for $50 to $60," said Hilliker.


Pickleball play is included with PARA membership or a daily user fee applies.

Seniors/active adults may be eligible for insurance based membership. You can check your benefit eligibility through the following links or PARA’s Center staff is happy to assist you:

SilverSneakers: https://tools.silversneakers.com/

Court Locations

  • Phelps Activity Center

  • Fall Pickleball Hours beginning August 9
  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00-5:00 pm
  • **Conflicts will be posted at the Phelps Center

  • Contact LeTrice Prince-Koon at the Phelps Center for more information or call 205.562.3230.


McAbee Activity Center

  • Pickleball Hours
    • Monday1:00pm-8:00pm
    • Tuesday-Thursday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
    • Friday & Saturday: Call 205.562.3235 for a time
    • Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

For more information about court times and availability, please join the PARA Pickleball Facebook below.

Contact Kim Brown at the McAbee Center or call 205.562.3235 for more information.


  • Faucett Center

  • Pickleball nets are available for setup!
  • Current Pickleball Hours
  • Monday | Wednesday | Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Please call ahead or join the Faucett Pickleball GroupMe to request a court or to stay up to date!
  • Contact Debra Gibson at the Faucett Center for more information or call 205.331.5600.