Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country. Almost 5 million picklers play the paddle-based sports, including thousands of people right here in the Triangle.
Here’s everything you need to know about pickleball in the Triangle. If you know of another resource or court, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to this guide.
Where to start
Pickleball Carolina has a robust Facebook page for players in the Triangle, with information on tournaments, courts, training opportunities, and equipment. Run by Coach Joe Borrelli, a Level II Certified Pickleball Coach, you can consider this your starting point for dipping your paddle in.
Chapel Hill Pickleball‘s tagline is “Have Fun. Play Fair. Honor the Call. It’s Only a Game.” Their detailed website has a calendar, information about clinics, and a mailing list for players to get more information.
Raleigh Pickleball Club organizes events and drop-in play for players in Wake County
Triangle Pickleball Enthusiasts, based in Cary and Apex, organizes drop-in play and organized events
Durham Area Pickleball Players maintains information for beginners, events, and resources for Durham-area players
Where to play
Parks and Rec has details on hours and reservation.
Courts are available on a first-come, first served basis but can be reserved for guaranteed use. Courts may be reserved for $10 per hour per court for daytime use, $20 per hour per court for evening use with lights. The non-resident rate is $20 and $24.
Cedar Falls Park, 501 Weaver Dairy Road
Ephesus Park, 1501 Ephesus Church Road
Home of 6 pickleball courts open from dawn to dusk
Southern Community Park, 1000 Sumac Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
The in-line hockey rink converts to 5 outdoor courts. Hours on the Chapel Hill parks and rec website.
Hargreaves Center Park, 216 North Roberson Street
Oakwood Park, 20 Oakwood Drive
One court – be prepared to wait!
Phillips Park, Phillips Middle School, 606 North Estes Drive
Wilson Park, 101 Williams Street
Durham has pickleball programming, clinics, tournaments, outdoor sites, and indoor courts. More information is available on the Parks and Rec website.
Information on indoor courts is available through Durham Parks and Rec.
Indoor open-play is also offered at the following community centers
- Brier Creek Community Center
- Green Road Community Center
- Lake Lynn Community Center
- Laurel Hills Community Center
- Method Road Community Center
- Optimist Community Center
- John Chavis Memorial Park Center
- Worthdale Community Center
- Lions Park Community Center
Cary is also home to a robust pickleball presence. The town’s parks and recs page has information on clinics and courts.