When was the last time you played pickleball? If it’s been a while, it may be time to pick up a paddle and hit the courts. According to Marketing Brew, pickleball is not just your mom and pops sport anymore. Since the pandemic, pickleball has seen a spike in popularity and it isn’t going away any time soon.
Falling somewhere between tennis, badminton, and ping pong, pickleball is a fun way to get a small group together for some friendly competition. With increased interest in the sport, more and more places across WNY are providing the space to enjoy a game of pickleball. Here’s where you can find a spot near you:
P.S. If you’ve never played pickleball or you need a refresher on the rules, find everything you need to know about the sport here!
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359 Ganson St, Buffalo, NY 14203 / Website
Outdoor courts with covered roof
Pickleball can be played depending on ice/court availability.
Clarence Town Place Park
5400 Goodrich Rd., Clarence, NY 14031 / Website
Offers four pickleball courts with no fee required.
Hamburg Senior Community Center
4540 Southwestern Blvd, Hamburg, NY 14075 / Website
Pickleball is offered to anyone 55+ and is $3/session or $15/month.
Settlers Row off Long Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072 / Website
Requires registration in order to use courts, with two courts available.
433 Locust St, Lockport, NY 14094 / Website
Monthly memberships are $35 per player, daily non-member rate os $5 per day.
Oxbow Ln, Lewiston, NY 14092 / Website
Has two courts open during daylight hours with free admission.
Lancaster Senior Citizens Center
100 Oxford Ave, Lancaster, NY 14086 / Website
Pickleball is offered to residents 55+. The fee for membership is $5 for life for a Lancaster resident and $10 every 5 years for non-residents.
745 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14210 / Website
Larkin Square is home to two pickleball courts. Bring your own paddles and balls. Courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
NT Parks & Recreation
North Tonawanda Intermediate School (1500 Vanderbilt Ave, North Tonawanda NY, 14120) / Website
Play against other Pickleball players in a 2-on-2 open gym format. Paddles are provided! Registration is required.
Orchard Park Community Activity Center
4600 California Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127 / Website
Registration required, $4 for residents and an additional $11 fee for non-residents. Equipment is provided.
401 Lang Blvd, Grand Island, NY 14072 / Website
This is the largest dedicated indoor pickleball facility in all of New York State. No registration is required. Plus, if you are new to pickleball, everyone here has access to a free beginner lesson!
Rally Niagara Badminton & Pickleball
6205 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221 / Website
Offers both open play and pickleball leagues. Court reservations are also available as well as instructed classes.
South Towns Tennis Club
75 Mid County Dr, Orchard Park, NY 14127 / Website
Offers two pickleball courts. Open play is free for members an $7 for non-members.
Third Warder’s Social Club Inc
147 12th Ave, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / Website
Pickleball is played in the gym weekdays around noon. Membership is required.
Wheatfield Youth Center
2795 Church Rd. Wheatfield, NY 14120 / Website
Registration required, $3 for residents and $4 for non-residents.
Willow Ridge Park
258 Willow Green Dr, Bedford Dr, Williamsville, NY 14228 / Website
Tennis courts double as pickleball courts and is free to the public. While court lines for pickleball are marked, you must bring your own nets.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara
Multiple locations / Website
As a member of the YMCA Buffalo Niagara, you have access to pickleball courts at each of the facilities.