Outdoor courts in England & Wales

Covid-19 forced many of us to play pickleball outdoors last year.  Some of us might never want to play indoors again, others might just want to play outside until club play indoors is back up and running.  We have been asked a few times by members where they can play outdoors, so this page has been created to give you a list of venues, grouped by region below. If you have any more information that can be added or if you are aware of anywhere else with outdoor courts, please email info@pickleballengland.org with the information.

North West

Kendal Tennis Club, Appleby Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6HF. 4 tennis courts in excellent condition, one with two permanently marked pickleball courts..  Join as a member costs £41 for 1st year, entitles you to play both tennis and pickleball.  Can come twice as a visitor for £2 each time.  Pickleball club night every Wednesday evening (weather dependent) between 6-9pm.  Court booking system available for individuals who want to play in groups.

Chatsworth Tennis Club, St Aidan’s Road, Carlisle CA1 1LS.  2 permanently lined courts.  Call club to book.  £6 per hour.  01228 514187.  Organise your own group or contact Richard Wise 07711 938076 if you need help/introductions. Organised sessions running most days of the week but places are restricted so need to contact Richard to book a place.

Austwick Tennis Club have 2 permanently marked pickleball courts.

Bentham playing fields has 1 permanently marked pickleball court.

Horton-in-Ribblesday playing fields has 1 permanently marked pickleball court.

Chorley Tennis Club – two pickleball courts with tape used for the kitchen line with permanent pickleball nets.  Private club with a separate pickleball section which costs £60 for one year unlimited play.  £30 for ten sessions and non-members pay £3 for two hours but limited to three sessions.  There is an online booking system for the courts.

Winstanley Tennis Club have agreed use of their courts for pickleball.  Lines have to be taped out each time.  Cost £7 per court per hour.

Rochdale Tennis and Pickleball. Dewhirst Road, Syke, Rochdale OL12 0AG.  Rochdale now has 6 fully lined pickleball courts.  Equipment provided.  Free use.  Donations welcome.  Fixed evening sessions – Monday 17:45 (if dry).  Alternate sessions by arrangement.  Phone for possible alternate days.  Contact Andy on 07802 482707 or join Facebook page at “Rochdale Tennis and Pickleball”

Ribchester Tennis Club, Pope Croft Car Park Ribchester PR3 3TE.  2 junior courts.  Payment by donation, suggested £3 each.

Burnley Tennis Club, 30 Lower Ridge Close, Burnley Bb10 4BW.  Contact 07825 771762.

Bolton, Lancashire. 2 hours play on 4 outdoor tennis courts at Moss Bank Park, Bolton.  No charge.  Chalk lines.  Pre book online.

Lancaster Tennis Club, Lune Road, Lancaster LA1 5QU have added pickleball court lines to their tennis courts. Information on what is now offer is on this website: https://lancastertennis.co.uk/pickleball/

Bramhall Park Lawn Tennis Club, Bramhall, Stockport. One court with painted lines. Pre-booking is essential

Chester U3A Group play at Westminster Park, Hough Green, Chester. There are 3 courts.  Need to pre-book. Sessions are 9.30-11.30 3 days per week.  Need to be member of U3A (£12 pa). During Covid restrictions groups of 6 are pre-organised. Post Covid sessions will still be organised in advance

Peaky Picklers now have two outdoor pickleball courts painted at Chinley and Buxworth Community Centre, 21 Lower Ln, Chinley, High Peak, Derbyshire SK23 6BE. Playing times are set by players based on availability and weather.  To hire the courts at £5 per person per two-hour session, contact Cath Townley by email  or text/phone (07400 030066).

North East

Tollerton, York.  Adhoc £5.00 1 hr for the court, 3 full size tennis courts available. 

Ripon Pickleball Club.  Outside play only between May and end of September at Ripon Spa Park.  Play arranged mostly at weekends spring, summer and autumn.  Contact club secretary for details. The Spa Park postcode is HG4 2AX. There’s limited on-street parking in Church Lane alongside Spa Park.

West Midlands

Rugby, Warwickshire:  3 dedicated pickleball courts with 2 permanent nets, free to use for all.  Occasional organised play but mainly privately organised. Shuttleworth Road, Rugby CV23 0DB.

Bentley Heath Park, Solihull, West Midlands: Solihull Pickleball meet on two tennis courts twice a week for 2 hours each time.  Prebook at no charge. Hockley Heath pickleball also meet there on other days.  

Streetly, Sutton Coldfield.  3 dedicated pickleball courts (1 with permanent net), free to use.  Some organised play.

Chesterfield Pickleball Club. We have four outside courts at Eastwood Park, Hasland, Chesterfield S41 0AY. Organised club sessions every Monday and Thursday afternoon from 2.30pm. Court fees £1 for members, £2.50 for non-members. New players, no fee for first three visits. Contact.

Winster Playing Fields, Wensley Road, Winster, Derbyshire. Flat astroturf surface. £5 per session. Contact.  

East Midlands

Bures Playing Fields, Nayland Road, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5BX. 3 courts.  Book spaces in sessions with Sheila.

Abington Park, Northampton.  Outdoor tennis courts, use tape to mark the courts.  £6 per hour.

Cambridge Pickleball Club in Cambridge City.  4 outdoor courts marked on a ‘free to play’ tennis court.  No payment.  No booking, sometimes have to wait for tennis game to finish.  Organised sessions.

Castor, Cambridgeshire.  Two temporary pickleball court lines.  Members only.  £60 annual membership.

Carrow Park, Norwich. 2 pickleball courts on multi use games area (MUGA)

Pilling Park, Norwich. 1 pickleball court on MUGA

Henderson Park, Norwich. 1 pickleball court on asphalt MUGA

Mulbarton, Norwich. 2-4 courts macadam surface, MUGA

Hingham Tennis Club, Norwich. 2 pickleball courts on one tennis court with restricted use. Club members only.

Dereham leisure centre, Norfolk.  2 pickleball courts on a tennis court.

Cromer Pickleball Club‘s Friday night club sessions are outdoors during the Summer 7pm-8.30pm.  The club has 4 pickleball courts on 2 tennis courts.  Norwich Road, Cromer, NR27 0EX

David Lloyd, Peterborough.  2 courts.  Have to be a member.  

Crowland, Lincolnshire. One outdoor pickleball court.  No cost to play but you do need a net.

Market Harborough, Leicestershire. two courts on one tennis court marked with chalk.  Public tennis courts, no booking, no cost.  It is hoped the council will mark the lines permanently.

Kirby Muxloe Tennis Courts, Court Close, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire LE9 2DD.  Public tennis court, pickleball lines, use tennis net, no charge.  Organised session Wednesday 7pm-9pm.

South West

Hamble, Hampshire, SO31 4RN – 2 Asphalt Courts. No need to book but access via a code.
Free on First Come First Serve basis. Have to organise play yourself. Contact southhantspickleball@gmail.comfor code.  Ask that organise play to start on the hour, e.g. 5-6 and stay to an hour timeframe if people are waiting. Chalk or tape lines are ok, but tape has to be removed.

Basingstoke Pickleplex, Hampshire. 2 permanent pickleball courts and 4 chalked courts.  Flood lights.  Winklebury Ball Courts, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG23 8BF.  Free to use.

Isle of Wight.  2 outdoor courts at West Wight Sports & Community Centre, Moa Place, Freshwater PO40 9XH.  Book via centre on 01983 752168.  £6 visitor fee, includes equipment.

Jubilee Centre, Bristol.  4 pickleball courts painted with red lines on tennis courts.  £2 per court per hour

Mindy Playing Fields, Bristol BS35 2AL. There are two public tennis courts. Not bookable. No pickleball lines. Tennis net. good surface. Parking available.  We use temporary short tennis lines. See picture below. 

South East- Hertfordshire, Essex, Oxfordshire

Letchworth: Norton Common, Letchworth, .  3 public courts owned by North Herts District Council.  No charge, just turn up and play. No organised club sessions.

Hoddesdon Tennis club now has a pickleball section and they have 2 pickleball courts marked out. The address is: Beech Walk, Hoddesdon EN11 8NS. If anyone want to play at Hoddesdon the contact is David Stoten (chair of the Pickleball section) via htcpickleball@gmail.com

Dellcott Family Tennis Club
Dognell Green, WELWYN GARDEN CITY, Hertfordshire AL8 7BL.  Dellcott is a friendly family tennis club which offers social pickleball on Sunday evenings, Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. All equipment is provided and play is open to non-members on a pay to play basis of £3 for a 2 hour session. It caters for up to 16 players who play on tennis courts with pickleball throw down markers (chalk lines are coming soon).  Interested players are welcome to contact the club’s Pickleball lead, Etain Ferdenzi, on teamdellcott@outlook.com. For further details, take a look at: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/DellcottFamilyTennisClub

 

Shotgate Park, Wickford, Essex SS11 8QS – 1 public court in a multi use games area (MUGA) for anyone to use.  Best to use for pickleball when children are at school.  Free to use.  Organised sessions 8am-10am and 10am-12noon on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.  Playing contributions of £1 per player per session.  6 players per session and required to book space via WhatsApp 

Takeley, 25 Medcroft Rd, Tackley, Kidlington OX5 3AH. Permanent courts recently painted.

Northwood Recreation Grounds, Chestnut Ave, Northwood HA6. 3 courts.  Pre-booking.  Payment required.

South East - London, Croydon, Surrey & Berkshire

Central London. Catesby St, London SE17 1AG. Take your own net to the basketball courts which have a pickleball court painted on it.  

South Croydon: Purley Beeches Park, Purley Oaks Road South Croydon  CR2 0NL. 2 pickleball courts on one of the tennis courts at this location.  Book online here. Free.

Croydon: Wandle Park, Cromwell Road, Croydon CR0 3RD.  2 pickleball courts on one of the tennis courts at this location.Book online here Free.

Horley (Nr Gatwick): Horley recreation ground, Brighton Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 7HT
Outdoor pickleball court on 1 of the 3 tennis courts. Free of charge. No booking required.

Camberley, Surrey: Watchetts Park.  London Road Recreation Ground, Southwell Park Road, Camberley GU15 3QQ.  4 tennis courts.  Free to play, no need to book.  Have to organise play yourself.

Windlesham Tennis & Theatre, Kennel Lane, Windlesham, Berkshire GU20 6AA. Book in advance.  £12 per hour for 2 pickleball courts.  Have to organise play for private sessions.  Runnymede Royals organise club sessions at this location too.

South East - Kent & East Sussex

Memorial Recreation Ground, 8 permanently lined pickleball courts on 2 former tennis courts. 19 Lloyd Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1HZ.  Fee to pay when open. Branson Pickleball Club play here Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.30 -11am. 

Spencer Square Tennis and Pickleball.  Spencer Square, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 9LD.  6 Permanently marked pickleball courts overmarked on 3 tennis courts.  Fee to pay when open.

4 Floodlit permanent pickleball courts marked out at the MUGA at Three Hills Sports Hub,  Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent CT19 5JU. Fee to pay.

6 permanently marked pickleball courts overmarked on 3 tennis courts.  Folkestone Sports Centre, Radnor Park Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT19 5HX Tel: 01303 850222

YMCA Tovil, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6FG. 2 permanent courts. book via YMCA 01622 749404.

Battle, East Sussex. 1 permanently marked pickleball court in the recreation ground.  It cannot be booked, so take chances that it is available when you get there.  There is no charge to play and we usually organise the play between ourselves.  

Egerton Park, Bexhill, East Sussex. 4 permanent pickleball courts on 1 of the public tennis courts.  Free to use (currently). Book here

Selmeston, East Sussex.  1 permanent pickleball court in Karen & Chris’s back garden.  If you want to learn to play they offer taster sessions or if you would like to play on their court (pictured at the top), get in touch here.

Wales

Benllech Bay. 2 outdoor Tennis Courts (permanent Pickleball lines). Annual membership £45 with no further cost. 

We have a statutory booking of 3 x 3 hour Club sessions. All organised by Kath Knowles via WhatsApp group to ensure CoVid. safe play (Tue pm, Thur am. Sunday (all day if needed). Individuals can also organise their own play direct with the venue if they do wish.

Blaenau Gwent Pickleball Club in Wales, have three courts marked out at Llanfoist near Abergavenny

Tawe Pickleball Club meets regularly outside at
Ystradgynlais Recreation Ground SA9 1BH Wednesdays 18.00 to 20.00.  Instruction, play and equipment are provided free of charge for as long as necessary. All welcome.

 

Isle of Man

Isle of Man now has 3 Outdoor Courts painted at Nobles Park, Douglas near the Café and Skate park. People will need to bring their own nets, paddles and balls but the courts are marked and Ellan Vannin Pickleball Club 🇮🇲 will be holding public sessions in the spring, summer and autumn.