Pick Up Pickleball

Posted by: Shelby Miles on September 12, 2022

Pickleball is a growing phenomenon in the United States, and here in Festival Country, there are plenty of places to play. Whether you want an indoor or outdoor court, we’ve got you covered.

Combining elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, this sport is perfect for competitive tournaments or just a relaxing game with friends. While pickleball was created in 1965, the sport really grew during the last few years as a fun outdoor activity. It was named one of the country’s fastest growing sports. 


Community Park – Franklin

Many pickleball courts are tennis courts that also have lines for pickleball play so they are multipurpose. These are the two courts that are available at Community Park in Franklin. This park is also home to a basketball court, playground, picnic tables and more. 

Youngs Creek Park – Franklin

This specialty park has many unique amenities that draw all kinds of people. Eight courts were made specifically for pickleball to encourage outdoor play and to host tournaments. These courts were the first in the city that were made specifically for pickleball. This park is the place to go if you’re looking to play with a larger group or if you want a more professional setup. 

Greenwood Fieldhouse – Greenwood

This new fieldhouse offers a range of sports for any age to play. While it’s refurbished from the old Greenwood Middle School Gym, the floors are completely refinished and relined. The courts have made four pickleball courts along with a volleyball court and basketball courts. The fieldhouse also has a practice court lined for pickleball. If you and the team are looking to play indoors, this is the place to visit.

Click here for more information on memberships, which can be purchased at the Greenwood Fieldhouse.

Craig Park – Greenwood

Home to many pickleball tournaments because of how many courts it has, this park gives people the chance to come and compete or to just play for fun. Craig Park has seven pickleball courts and five tennis courts that can be lined for pickleball play. If you’re interested in reserving a court, reservations must be made in person at the Greenwood Community Center.

If you’re interested in participating in an upcoming tournament, Craig Park has will host the Fun in the Sun Refuge Benefit Pickleball Tournament Oct. 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out our events page to find more pickleball tournaments in the future!