pickleballEngland

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. 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, 4 courts in excellent condition.  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 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.  Local council owned tennis courts.  2 tennis courts marked up with faint pickleball lines. Phone for bookings – donations welcome.  Fixed evening sessions – Monday 17:30 (if dry).  Phone for possible alternate days.  Add phone number when received.

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.

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.

 

North East

Tollerton, York.  Adhoc £5.00 1 hr for the court, 3 full size tennis courts available details below. Dot Hornby 01347 838369; e-mail –  dothornby@gmail.com

West Midlands

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

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.  To book a court independently, click here.

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

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.

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.

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

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 Stotens (chair of the Pickleball section) on htcpickleball@gmail.com

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 

Sutton Courtney Recreational Ground, Oxfordshire. 3 permanent pickleball courts. 

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 - Croydon, Berkshire, Surrey

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.

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.

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.

 

South East - Kent & East Sussex

Memorial Recreation Ground, 8 permanently lined pickleball courts. Broadstairs Kent CT10 1HZ.

4 permanent courts marked out at the MUGA at Three Hills Sports Centre, Folkestone.

YMCA Tovil, Maidstone, Kent. 2 permanent courts. book via YMCA.

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.  If someone wants to play they contact other members though the WhatsApp group to make arrangements.

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