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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

  • Summer Pickleball Hours
  • Monday | Wednesday | Thursday: 6:00am-12:00pm - Two Courts
  • Tuesday: 6:00am-12:00pm - **Full Court | 5:00pm-9:00pm - Full Court
  • Friday: 6:00am-12:00pm - **Full Court
  • Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm - Two Courts


**Faucett Center currently is a site location for PARAkids camp.  On Tuesday and Friday they are scheduled to be away or participating in other activities that would not require the use of the gym. If that should change and they are onsite those days the court will go from Full to Two courts.


  • Miller Center

  • Pickleball Hours
  • Wednesday & Friday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

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

Contact Jean Coleman at the Miller Center or call 205-758-0419 for more information.