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Ready to take on the fastest-growing sport in America? Here’s where novice and pro players alike can hone their skills in Westchester.
It’s official: pickleball has taken Westchester by storm. No matter your pickleball ability or knowledge of the rules, there are plenty of chances to pick up a paddle and get serving. Whether you’re in the market for a competitive pickup game, an informative beginner lesson, or a mellow game with your friends, these county courts have it all.
11 Olympic Lane, Ardsley
Now that the weather is in our favor, it’s only right to hit the outdoor pickleball courts. Anthony F. Veteran Park boasts four lighted courts so you can play all evening long. In addition, East Rumbrook has two lighted omni courts and four lighted platform courts. A valid resident Town Unicard is required to play, and non-residents can purchase a permit to use the courts.
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5 Browns Lane, Hawthorne; 914.662.8200
Cross Court Pickleball is Westchester’s first indoor facility dedicated to the sport. The venue offers adult and junior programs as well as lessons. There are also one-hour clinics that include pickleball basics, skills and drills, and beyond the basic programs. Each adult clinic is $450 for 10 weeks. Juniors ages 9-12 can partake in the 10-week progression clinic for $45 a day. Kids ages 13-17 can join a separate 10-week clinic for $55 a day. Players looking to play with their friends can rent a court for $40-$45 an hour.
225 Croton Avenue, Cortland
To keep up with the trends, the Town of Cortland unveiled its Croton Avenue Pickleball Court two years ago. Head down to the community recreation area for a day of friendly competition.
201 Veterans Rd, Yorktown; 914.962.4094
You don’t have to be a member at East Coast Sports to play at its facility. Pickleball court rental fees for non-members are $45 per hour, and $25 per hour for members. The hotspot also holds pickup pickleball every day of the week, so check the website for times and levels. Pickup costs $10 for members and $20 for non-members. The center also hosts private and group lessons.
176 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown; 914.245.4650
Those looking to play on this community court must purchase a valid tennis/pickleball permit. Once you’re a permit holder, you have access to the courts between April 1 and November 30 each season.
1 Elm St, Ardsley; 914.479.5419
Impact Pickleball offers an array of lessons and open play opportunities in both Ardsley and Rye Brook. If you’re a beginner, the level one, four-week clinic is the way to go. Instructors teach you the rules of pickleball as well as basic strategies like serving, returning a serve, dinking, and more. This clinic takes place at House of Sports and costs $249. For more experienced players, there’s also a monthly open play. Sign up for $60.
95 Broadway, Ossining; 914.762.8953
This community center located alongside the Hudson offers three indoor wood courts with portable nets available. The courts are free, and reservations are available upon request.