Pickleball Programs & Court Times
Columbus Parks & Recreation Department has two Pickleball Courts which are located at Donner Park on Sycamore and 17th Street. Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
Columbus Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Columbus are very fortunate to have a great partnership with the Columbus Pickleball Club who has helped us to grow the sport of Pickleball in our community. Most of the action you see at the courts is a result of the camaraderie and efforts of the club! They assist our department by hosting clinics, organizing play times, hosting tournaments and a variety of other Pickleball related events. If you are interested in learning more about the club or Pickleball in general, we recommend you visit their Facebook page or email the club for additional information.
Donner Park Pickleball Courts
There are 2 Pickleball Courts located at Donner Park (intersection of Sycamore and 17th Streets). These courts are open during regular park hours (dawn to dusk, year round depending on weather). We have established open play, mixed play, and men’s and ladies play times.
|9-11am (R)||8:30-11am (C)||8:30a-11am (R)||8:30-11am (C)||8:30-11am (C)||8am (C Women's)||1-4pm (C)|
|4-7pm (Women's)||4-Dark (R)||4-Dark (C)||4-Dark (R)||4-Dark (R)||4pm-Dark (R)|
|*R = Recreational||*C = Competitive|
Discover Columbus Pickleball Tournament
Join us for our first Discover Columbus Pickleball Tournament co-hosted by the Columbus Pickleball Club and the Columbus Parks & Recreation Department! This non-sanctioned, outdoor tournament is a fundraiser to help grow the sport of Pickleball in Columbus with proceeds going towards the expansion of Pickleball courts at Donner Park. For additional information, please visit the tournament’s website!
Pickleball Clinic (Ages 18 – Adult) Flyer PDF
Come learn and play the fastest growing sport in the US, Pickleball! It is a great game for all generations and can be played at all levels. The 3 day clinic will introduce the fundamentals of the game. You will be able to play game each session with coaching on each court. Equipment will be provided. Please wear court shoes, bring water, sunscreen and comfortable clothing! Clinic location is Donner Park Pickleball Courts.
|Activity||Dates||Rain Make-up||Time||Fee||Registration Dates||Register|
|530600-1A||May 21 - 23||May 24||12 - 1:30 p.m.||$45||April 2 - May 17||Online|
|530600-1B||June 25 - 27||June 28||12 - 1:30 p.m.||$45||April 2 - June 22||Online|
|530600-1D||Sept 12, 19, 26||Oct 3||5:30 - 7:00 p.m.||$45||Aug 18 - Sept 10||Online|
|530600-1C||Sept 17 - 19||Sept 20||12 - 1:30 p.m.||$45||April 2 - Sept 13||Online|
Interested in learning some fundamentals of the game of Pickleball? Be sure to watch the following short videos prior to the clinic to fast track your Pickleball knowledge!
- Origins of Pickleball: https://youtu.be/6kPJDi4LF1o
- How to play Pickleball: https://youtu.be/fTvPYdKZqO0
- Basic Scoring of Pickleball: https://youtu.be/zCQMKKVRkfI
- How to Call Out the Score: https://www.facebook.com/playpickleballcom/videos/2454740511416799
- The Underhand Serve: https://youtu.be/fK4bFs6RkdI
- Paddle Position: https://youtu.be/Kb2PaxYapxwand https://youtu.be/mXGI8dtXJwg
- Successful Doubles: https://youtu.be/WiArDXVVsAk
- How to Volley: https://youtu.be/zuK0vdX5qpY
- How to Block: https://youtu.be/yzFVMkCvtg4
- 3rd Shot Drop: https://youtu.be/QDE8hXnpARg
For additional information, you may also email the Columbus Parks & Recreation Department. See you at the courts!