Courtesy of Mark Siewers, Durham Area USAPA Ambassador


Places to Play:


Durham Parks & Recreation has Pickleball 6 Days/Week starting Sept 1st !

Durham Pickleball Schedules
Walltown Rec Ctr
12:30-3pm 2:30-5pm   2-6pm
WD Hill Rec Ctr
          12-3pm 2-5pm
Lyon Park Rec Ctr
Downtown YMCA
  1-3pm   1-3pm  
Forest Hills Park
small group plays*
All Day
All Day
All Day All Day
All Day All Day
All Day
Garrett Road Park
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 * you can play any day of the week (bring pickleballs & paddles)
I offer FREE Beginner/Intermediate lessons anywhere I am playing
Let me know if you want to be added to my Google Groups email list for
play at Forest Hills
– I email players on this list for play at Forest Hills Park (usually every Sunday at 9am)
– List members may use it to organize play on Durham Outdoor Pickleball courts


DURHAM: see Play More Guide: http://durhamnc.gov/753/Parks-Recreation
Fee (indoor courts): Durham City Residents (CR) & Non-City Residents (NCR)

Play More Card
plus Monthly or Multi-Play Pass
Fee Daily Monthly 10 25 50
CR (55+) $3 $20 $18 $43 $80
CR (<55) $4 $20 $27 $64 $120
NCR (55+) $8 $25 $23 $58 $95
NCR (<55) $9 $25 $42 $79 $135

 http://durhamnc.gov/3002/Daily-Activity-Pass  / http://durhamnc.gov/2787/Play-More-Card
http://durhamnc.gov/3004/Multi-Visit-Passes  / http://durhamnc.gov/3003/Monthly-Wellness-Package
DPR: “Effective immediately, we are adding Pickleball (drop-in) to be included in the programs covered by the purchase of the monthly wellness pass.”
– A Play More Card [$20(CR) / $25(NCR)] plus a Monthly Wellness Pass includes:
Drop-in Pickleball
; Unlimited land-based group fitness and mind/body classes; Use of weights and fitness equipment; Open gym; Use of gymnasium (when available


Lyon Park Rec Center (DLPRC) (2 indoor courts), 1309 Halley St, Durham, NC 27707 (tel: 919-560-4288)
Walltown Park Rec Center (WRC) (3 indoor courts), 1308 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27705 (tel: 919-560-4296) No Pickleball 11/23 & 12/26

Mixed Doubles Tournament, Saturday, Dec 9 (2:00-6:00pm)
http://durhamnc.gov/calendar.aspx?eid=2211 (BOTH team members MUST register individually for a team to compete)
Register at Walltown or on-line: https://apm.activecommunities.com/dprplaymore/Activity_Search/pickleball-tournament/2437
WD Hill Rec Center (WDH) (2 indoor courts), 1308 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707 (tel: 919-560-4292) Park in back off Linwood Ave No Pickleball 11/10 &11/24
Downtown Durham YMCA (DDY) (2 indoor courts), 218 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701 (tel: 919-667-9622)
Fee: $10 non-members (playing with a member) / Membership ($110 joining fee) plus $49.64/month (Age 24-64) / $44.67/month (Age 65+)
Forest Hills Park (outdoor dual-use tennis/pickleball court w/lights) [FREE], 1639 University Drive, Durham NC 27707, Open ALL Day
I plan to be at Forest Hills every Sunday at 9AM when it is dry, wind< 10mph, temp 50F-90F
– Arrive by 9am or we may lose the court to tennis !

– Adjust the net height to 34 inches and RETURN THE NET HEIGHT TO 36 inches when finished playing
– If you mark the “10& Under Tennis” courts with painters tape to play pickleball, PLEASE remove the tape & dispose of it properly
Garrett Road Park ( 6 outdoor dual-use tennis/pickleball courts) [FREE], 6815 Garrett Road, Durham, NC 27707) * * * Opening Oct 2017 * * *
http://durhamnc.gov/3076/DPR-Garrett-Road-Park-Athletic-Court-RenThis site … will accommodate the growing sport of pickleball.”
 Courts were paved: see photo as of 8/23/2017=> https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B60G2jChlgKGZU5abVM5YnRkT1U
http://durhamnc.gov/civicalerts.aspx?aid=948  / http://durhamnc.gov/documentcenter/view/13823

CHAPEL HILL: www.chapelhillpickleball.org/events/ / www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/parks-recreation/athletics
Fee (indoor courts): $2/Orange Co& $3/non-Orange Co residents – see Gymnasium Admission& Pass:
Chapel Hill Community Center (CHCC) (3 indoor courts), 120 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (tel: 919-968-2790)
Hargraves Community Center (CHHC) (2 indoor courts), 216 North Roberson Street, Chapel Hill, NC (tel: 919-685-1535)
Ephesus Park (CHEP) (6 dedicated outdoor courts w/lights next to school) [FREE], 1501 Ephesus Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Clinics: Intermediate (Mondays 8:30 – 9:30am) starting Sep 11 //  Advanced (Sundays 5:00-6:00pm) starting Sep 10 [bring paddle/no sign up needed]
  Doubles Ladder (Intermediate& Advanced): Courts 1-3 Reserved Mon & Wed (6-9pm) from Sep 11 – Nov 29, 2017 [very busy / 36 players compete nightly]
Singles Ladder: Saturday afternoons in September – contact Nick Galvez (ngalvez1234@gmail.com) by Sep 6th if you want even tougher competition
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  Chapel Hill TournamentFirst Annual Ephesus Tournament (Oct 13-15 2017) at Ephesus Park Outdoor Pickleball Courts
  Round Robin:  Doubles (Mens, Womens, Mixed)& Singles
Age Groups:< 55, 55-64, 65+ (age as of 12/31/2017)
Info/Registration Form: https://goo.gl/5sFjXG or http://www.pickleballtournaments.com/welcome.pl?tid=1407
Registration: Fee: $35 /
Deadline: Sep 22, 2017 (unless filled before then) / T-shirts & 1st/2nd/3rd Place Award
  Limited to first 100 participants – teams are not registered until both team players register & pay (slots will not be held)

RALEIGH: SCHEDULE  “… subject to change anytime without notice” / “Please contact each site for court times”
Raleigh Parks & Recreation does not post pickleball schedules on-line, but usually has paper copies available at Community Center front desks
Schedules: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B60G2jChlgKGaHFsUmtaTlQ0d2c (I post schedules I receive here)
Fee (indoor courts): $2/day or $10/4-month session (Jan-Apr, May-Aug, Sep-Dec)
Brier Creek Community Center (BCCC) (3 indoor courts), 10810 Globe Road, Raleigh, NC 27617, (tel: 919-420-2340)
Lake Lynn Community Center (LLCC) (3-6 indoor courts), 7921 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC 27613 (tel: 919-870-2911)

Laurel Hills Community Center (LHCC) (3 indoor courts), 3808 Edwards Mills Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612 (tel: 919-420-2383)
Optimist Park Community Center (OPCC) (2 indoor courts), 5900 Whittier Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609 (tel: 919-870-2880)
Method Road Park Community Center (MRP) (3 indoor courts), 514 Method Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 (tel: 919-996-6066)
Method Road Park (MRP Outdoor)
(6 dedicated outdoor PB courts) [FREE], 514 Method Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

Triangle Pickleball League (Sep – Nov 2017)

CARY: www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/facilities/bond-park-community-center
Schedule: www.townofcary.org/home/showdocument?id=7035 / Fees: www.townofcary.org/home/showdocument?id=7041
Bond Park Community Center (BPCC) (6 indoor courts), 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary, NC 27513, (919) 462-3970
Carpenter Park (CP)
(2 dedicated outdoor PB courts) [FREE], 4420 Louis Stephens Rd, Cary, NC 27519

White Oak Park (WOP) (3 dedicated outdoor PB courts) [FREE], 1216 Jenks Carpenter Rd, Cary, NC 27519

CREEDMOOR: [Fee: $10(3 months)] www.cityofcreedmoor.org/pickleball / http://www.cityofcreedmoor.org/index.aspx?page=1
Creedmoor Gym (CG) (1 indoor court), 108 Wilton Ave (NC-56), Creedmoor NC 27522 (tel: 919-764-1005)

HILLSBOROUGH: [FREE] www.orangecountync.gov/departments/aging/locations_and_hours.php
Passmore Senior Center (1 indoor court), 103 Meadowlands Dr, Hillsborough NC 27278 (tel: 919-245-2015)

MEBANE: [FREE] www.cityofmebane.com/city_hall/departments/recreation_and_parks/athletics/
Mebane Arts & Community Center (2 indoor courts), 633 Corregidor Street, Mebane, NC 27302 (tel: 919-304-3378)

ROXBORO: [FREE] www.personcounty.net/departments-services/departments-i-z/parks-recreation/recreation-programs-special-events-tennis-cheer-day-camp/tennis-programs
Huck Sansbury Recreation Complex (4 tennis courts, 2 w/pickleball lines), 425 Long Ave, Roxboro NC 27573 (
tel: 336-597-1755) NEW
Jennifer Teasley (jteasley@personcounty.net) was just appointed USAPA Ambassador for Roxboro in case anyone would like info about playing there, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they also start indoor play there soon.

WAKE FOREST: [FREE] www.wakeforestnc.gov/flaherty-park-community-center.aspx / http://serendipityboutiquedesigns.com/pickle/?page_id=7
Flaherty Park Community Center (FPCC) (3 indoor courts), 1226 North White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (tel: 919-554-6726)
Flaherty Park (FP Outdoor) (4 dedicated outdoor PB courts), 1226 North White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587 [play Thursday when gym is closed]

Map (greater Raleigh area, NC & beyond):  [save this link to your phone] (click links for more detailed information)
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Tournaments (Blue markers on my Map greater Raleigh area, NC & beyond]:

Senior Games State Finals (Oct 17-19, 2017) at Carolina Courts, Concord NC http://www.ncseniorgames.org/sf.htm
Sep 29: Cancellation Deadline & last day to change partner

(8:25am – 9:00pm): Tue (Mixed Doubles) Wed (Doubles) Thu (Singles  http://www.ncseniorgames.org/sfschedule.pdf  http://www.ncseniorgames.org/partnews.pdf Start Times by Age Bracket [see page 7: Pickleball] http://www.ncseniorgames.org/activitydetails.htm Mixed / Men& Women Doubles / Men& Women Singles