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 704-896-2460, extension 188, or 704-622-6136.

Pickleball players

Indoor Play 

 Day     Time  Ages  Location   Cost
Thursdays, starting March 10 6 - 8 p.m. 50 plus J.V. Washam Recreation Center, 9611 Westmoreland Rd Free

Outdoor Play
We have painted pickleball lines on both of the tennis courts at Torrence Chapel Park (21309 Torrence Chapel Road) and Robbins Park (17738 West Catawba Avenue). Enjoy!


Cornelius Parks & Recreation and Lake Norman Pickleball Association are now offering Pickleball Open Play at Robbins 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.

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

More Pickleball!

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

Interested in Joining our Pickleball Contact List?

Use this Remind.com link so you may be updated on closures, date changes, clinics, etc.