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Nesconset, N.Y.: Dan Regini, 64, of Port Jefferson Station, plays pickleball, a paddle sport on a court at Charles P. Toner Park in Nesconset, New York, on August 24, 2021. The Town of Smithtown is dedicating eight courts specifically to pickleball. (Photo by Raychel Brightman/Newsday RM via Getty Images)

Pickleball, an evergrowing activity that got its start in mostly retirement communities and Florida, is taking the nation by storm. Glasgow Park hosts New Castle County’s newest Pickleball courts but there are many other places to play.

The Diamond State Pickleball Club is a great way to get started. Yearly dues are only $24 and you can learn all the rules of the game. Don’t worry, you most likely won’t be the youngest or oldest player as they’ve had anyone from ages 8-80 participate. Check out their website for more information on rules, times and meeting places.

https://www.diamondstatepickleballclub.com/membership

 

Looking for places closer to you? Check out the list below:

 

Many of venues below have sign ups on PlaytimeScheduler.com

D-Fit

4905 Mermaid Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19808

Phone:  302-234-8500

2 taped courts on basketball court

No fee for members, $5 guest fee

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

9 AM – 12 PM

Delcastle Tennis Center

710 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, DE  19808

Phone:  302-683-0333

4 – 12 taped courts on tennis courts

Call for schedule and fees

Mid-County Senior Center

1st Regiment Road, Wilmington, DE  19808

Phone:  302-995-6728, Sign-up on SignupGenius

2 lined courts on basketball court

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri:  10:45-11:45  and 11:45-12:45PM Free

Mon, Tue, Thur:  6-8pm   $5 fee

Hockessin Community Recreation Center
7259 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707 Phone:  302-239-8861
8 taped courts in PAL field house.
Tuesday, Thursday 9am-1pm, Friday 9-12

Local YMCAs

Call for schedule and fees

Western Family YMCA

2600 Kirkwood Highway, Newark, DE 19711

Phone: 302-709-9622 

Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA

351 George Williams Way, Newark, DE  19702

Phone:  302-836-9622

Jennersville YMCA,

880 W. Baltimore Pike, West Grove, PA  19390

Phone:  610-869-9622

Kennett Area YMCA

101 Race Street, Kennett Square, PA  19348

Phone:  610-444-9622

Bechtel Park

1301 Naamans Road, Wilmington, DE  19810

8 lined courts on tennis court, no nets, no lights.

Deacons Walk Park

45 Ware Road, Newark, DE  19711

8 pickleball courts, no nets, no lights.

Greenbank Park

250 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE  19808

4 lined courts on tennis court, no nets, lights.

Glasgow  Park

2275 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE  19702

4 lined courts on tennis court, no nets, no lights.

Elkton Indoor Tennis

360 Maloney Road, Elkton, MD  21921

Phone: 410-398-8282 

Call for schedule and fees

Garnet Valley Gherkins

Brandywine Youth Club, O’Donoghue Fieldhouse

42 South Thorton Road, Glen Mills, PA  19342

Phone:  302-598-7910 (Betty Allcorn)

Multiple courts within fieldhouse

Call for fees and play schedule.

United Sports

142 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, Downingtown, PA   19335

Phone:  610-466-7100

Multiple courts within fieldhouse

Call for fees and play schedule.