Best Pickleball Courts in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Find out where you can play the nation’s latest sports obsession.

Pickleball is the latest sports craze that’s sweeping the nation, and it’s easy to see why! The game is a little something like tennis, badminton and ping-pong combined, and it’s adaptable for all ages and skill levels.

Pickleball is played on a court the same size as a doubles badminton court, which is slightly smaller than the average tennis court. The pickleball paddle is smaller than a tennis racket but larger than a ping-pong paddle, and the ball resembles a colorful wiffle ball.

Learn more about the game play and rules of pickleball in this video from USA Pickleball

The game is friendly and easy enough for beginners to get the hang of, but it can quickly develop into an intense, competitive game. Because of its flexibility, pickleball is a great family sport, no matter your gaming style! 

Before the game went mainstream, many pickleball players settled for playing on the nearest tennis court by making a few adjustments, like lowering the net. Now that the sport has caught on around metro Detroit, pickleball courts are beginning to pop up everywhere! 

These indoor and outdoor courts around southeast Michigan are specifically dedicated to hosting pickleball matches. Playing here doesn’t require any league sign up and, best of all, you won’t have to share them with the tennis players. Simply show up with your paddle and ball and get your pickleball on!

Looking for more courts? Use the Pickleheads court finder to find a pickleball court near you, including indoor courts at fitness centers and tennis courts that have painted pickleball lines. 

Macomb 

Macomb Family YMCA

Members of the Macomb Family YMCA can play pickleball on two indoor courts with permanent lines. Portable nets are available. 

Macomb Township Recreation Center

Play on four indoor courts with permanent lines in a shared gymnasium space. Portable nets are available. A membership is required to play. 

Woodall Neighborhood Park

Players looking for a free option in Macomb County can head to Woodall Neighborhood Park. In addition to three outdoor courts just for pickleball players, the park also boasts a skate park, a volleyball court, walking trails, an archery range and more.  

Oakland

Avis Park

Get your game on at Avis Park! The park has two outdoor pickleball courts with permanent lines and nets. 

Borden Park

This Rochester Hills park boasts eight dedicated pickleball courts. After your game, keep the fun going on the colorful playground’s swings, slides, climbing structures and more. 

Drake Sports Park

Game on at Drake Sports Park. Pickleball players can enjoy four outdoor courts with permanent pickleball lines and nets. 

The Hawk

This is the spot to play pickleball in Oakland County! The Farmington Hills Community Center offers 10 outdoor courts free of charge to pickleball players. 

Huntington Woods Tennis Courts

Enjoy four outdoor pickleball courts at the Huntington Woods Tennis Courts. Only one court is completely dedicated to pickleball; the other three are overlaid on tennis courts, which means the net is a bit higher than standard pickleball height. 

Redwood Park

With four dedicated pickleball courts, it’s no wonder why Troy pickleball players love Redwood Park! The outdoor courts are equipped with permanent lines and nets.

Upton Park

This popular pickleball destination has eight outdoor courts that are dedicated to pickleball play. The park also has a playground, making it a great option for an afternoon of family fun. 

Whittier Park

Play on eight outdoor concrete courts with permanent pickleball lines and nets. Game on! 

Washtenaw

Burns Park

Play outdoor pickleball at Burns Park in Ann Arbor. The park has two dedicated courts with pickleball lines and nets, and nearby restrooms and water fountains nearby make it easy to play all day. 

Burns Park

Not to be confused with Burns Park in Ann Arbor, this Ypsilanti park also offers players two dedicated pickleball courts complete with permanent lines and nets. 

Ford Lake Park

Say so long to sharing the tennis courts! With six outdoor courts and three tennis courts, Ford Lake Park is a popular park for racket sports. Pickleball players will appreciate the six dedicated courts. 

Leslie Park

Ann Arbor pickleball players know that Leslie Park is one of the most popular spots in town to play. The park offers six outdoor courts just for pickleball players. Talk about scoring a win! 

Wayne

Bicentennial Park

Find six outdoor pickleball courts at Bicentennial Park in Livonia. These courts have permanent pickleball lines and nets, plus water fountains and restrooms are nearby. What more could a  pickleball player need? 

Compton Park 

Get your game on at Compton Park. The six dedicated pickleball courts have permanent lines and nets, making it a breeze to bring your gear and get a game started. 

Freedom Park

This popular Wayne County park has six outdoor courts for pickleball players. Just show up with your racket and ball and you’re ready to play! 

Livonia Athletic District

For $20/hour (or $15/hour for members), you can gain access to the four indoor pickleball courts at Livonia Athletic District. The facility also has soccer and football fields, and all courts can be reserved ahead of time online

Vreeland Park

Play on three pickleball courts at this Riverview park. The park’s courts have lights, permanent lines and nets.


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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Metro Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for metro Detroit families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.

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