Pickleball is a fun and increasingly popular sport that resembles a mix between tennis, badminton and ping-pong.  It is played using a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. This very social sport  is easy for beginners to learn and can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Read the Pickleball Rules.

Senior Pickleball

Join the Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department for free indoor play pickleball for adults ages 50 and up at JV Washam Recreation Center. 

We will have courts designated for beginners and for intermediate players.

There will be paddles available for play. For more information, please contact John Anderson or call 704-622-6136.

Pickleball players

Indoor Play 

Indoor pickleball is now on Wednesday nights!

 Day    Time Ages Location  Cost
Wednesdays6 - 8 p.m.50 plusJ.V. Washam Recreation Center, 9611 Westmoreland RdFree

This program runs on Wednesday nights, generally March through October/November, and on Sunday afternoons, generally November/December through February.

Outdoor Play
There are painted pickleball lines on the tennis courts at Torrence Chapel Park (21309 Torrence Chapel Road) and Robbins Park (17738 West Catawba Avenue). At each of the tennis courts, there are stand-alone pickleball lines to be used with our tennis nets. There are additional lines painted at Torrence Chapel Park (6 courts) and at Robbins Park (4 courts), which require the use of portable pickleball nets. Please note that the portable nets located at both sites are the property of Lake Norman Pickleball Association. Patrons are welcome to bring their own portable pickleball nets to use on these courts


Cornelius Parks & Recreation and Lake Norman Pickleball Association partner to offer Pickleball Open Play at Robbins Park and Torrence Chapel Park!  Players of all skill levels are welcome. Participants will need to bring their own paddle. This is a free, drop-in program, so no registration is required.

Robbins Park 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday mornings: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday evenings: 5 - 8 p.m.

Torrence Chapel Park

  • Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday mornings: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings: 6 - 9 p.m.

More Pickleball!

We partner with Lake Norman Pickleball Association to provide pickleball lessons, clinics, and open play opportunities. Learn more!