Pickleball Courts in Oakland County

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Pickleball. Have you heard of it? This trending sport takes inspiration from other racket sports such as tennis, badminton, and ping pong and has become one of America’s fastest-growing sports according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA).

As the popularity of this paddleball game rises, Oakland County communities are now offering many pickleball court locations for residents of all ages to enjoy. Take a swing at pickleball and check out our list to find a court near you! Ready, set, pickle!

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Auburn Hills

City of Auburn Hills Community Center
1827 N. Squirrel Road, 48326
248-370-9353

Birmingham

Birmingham Next
2121 Midvale Street, 48009
248-203-5276

Crestview Park
North of Southlawn between Southfield and Shipman Roads
248-530-1800

Clarkston

Deer Lake Athletic Club
6167 White Lake Road, 48346
248-625-8686

Farmington Hills

Costick Activities Center
28600 Eleven Mile Road, 48336
248-473-1800

Farmington Hills Community Center
29995 W. 12 Mile Road, 48334
248-699-6700

Independence Township

Clintonwood Park
6000 Clarkston Road, 48348
248-625-8223

Milford

Carls Family YMCA – membership needed
300 Family Drive, 48381
248-685-3020

Orion Township

Friendship Park – pickleball courts coming soon
3380 Clarkston Road, 48362
248-391-0304  x 3500

Jesse Decker Park
4080 N. Squirrel Road, 48359
248-391-0304  x 3500

Pontiac

Wessen Indoor Tennis Club – membership needed
121 Branch Street, 48341
248-253-9300

Rochester Hills

Oakland Fieldhouse
2139 Austin Avenue, 48309
248-807-7650

Royal Oak

Jack & Patti Salter Community Center
1545 E Lincoln Avenue
 248-246-3180

Upton Park
Nakota Road & Mandalay Avenue, 48073
248-246-3000

Whittier Park
Farnum Avenue & Alexander Avenue, 48067
248-246-3000

Waterford

Waterford Recreation Center
5640 Williams Lake Road, 48329
248-674-3111

West Bloomfield

Drake Sports Park
6801 Drake Road, 48322
248-451-1900

Do you know of any additional pickleball courts in Oakland County? Send us an email and let us know at socialmedia@oakgov.com.


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