Playing pickleball in Greenville, SC

Ready to try your hand at America’s new favorite sport? Check out our guide to Greenville’s indoor and outdoor pickleball courts.

People playing pickleball

Lighted pickleball courts at Timmons Park | Photo via The City of Greenville

Have y’all heard about pickleball? If you haven’t, it’s kind of a big dill. Pickleball shares similarities with tennis, table tennis, and badminton (as well as other paddle ball sports). It has official rules, regulations, and even its own organization — the USA Pickleball Association.

What to know
Here’s the lowdown on the game so you don’t find yourself in a pickle:

  • It can be played indoors or outdoors.
  • The court is badminton-sized (20’ x 44’) with a modified tennis net.
  • The pickleball itself is made of plastic and has holes, like a Wiffle ball.
  • The paddle is a little smaller than a tennis racquet.
  • It can be played as doubles or singles (think: 2-4 people).

Upstate Pickleball says there are “easily 2,000+ pickleball players in the Upstate area.” If you’re looking to join in, Greenville has a number of locations featuring dedicated pickleball courts. Check out Upstate Pickleball’s court map, including tennis courts lined for pickleball (think: McPherson Park), membership locations, and senior centers.

Here are a few locations with dedicated pickleball courts around Greenville.

Outdoor Courts

Indoor Courts

Upcoming Pickleball Events

See Upstate Pickleball’s playing calendar to play with other Upstate pickleballers.

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