A cross between tennis, badminton and pingpong, pickleball players use an oversize paddle to hit a Wiffle Ball across a badminton-sized court in singles or doubles play. The game was invented in 1965. 

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America and Rockville has tennis courts with pickleball lines, as well as drop-in play at its community centers, classes and leagues.  

Pickleball Instructional Programs

Woman playing pickleball
Kid playing pickleball
Pickleball Social Group Photo

Adult Classes

Receive coaching from qualified instructors. Sessions are available for three week classes. 


Youth Classes

Learn the basics of the game in a fun environment with supportive instructors.


Adult/Child Classes

Learn how to play pickleball with your child. A great family sport to enjoy together.


Outdoor Courts

Courts are open from dawn to dusk and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. City recreation programs have priority over the use of the courts. Lighted courts close at 10 p.m.

LocationNumber of CourtsLighted
Mattie Stepanek Park
1800 Piccard Drive
4 official courtsYes
Civic Center
603 Edmonston Drive
4 courts with pickleball lines
Bring your own net
Dogwood Park
800 Monroe Street
1 tennis court with pickleball lines (use tennis net)

4 pickleball courts
Bring your own net
North Farm Park
600 Farm Pond Lane
4 courts with pickleball lines
Bring your own net
Group of people playing pickleball

Pickleball Social Play

Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun, 10 a.m.-12 noon.

Interested in trying out pickleball? Come to our pickleball socials and learn how to play the game in a supportive and friendly social setting. We rotate through players so everyone has a chance to play.

Open Play at Community Centers

Our community centers offer open gym schedules featuring pickleball and many other sports. A center membership or a day pass is required.