Racket and Paddle Sports

Racket and paddle sports are games in which players use rackets or paddle to hit a ball or other object over a net.

Rockville Recreation and Parks offers both pickleball and tennis classes. As a result, some courts are reserved for class use and are closed to the public. You can see when courts are closed due to classes by viewing the court schedules page.

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

  1. Lincoln Park Open Gym Schedule
  2. Twinbrook Open Gym Schedule
  3. Thomas Farm Open Gym Schedule

Pickleball

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 is a paddle sport that is a cross between Tennis, Badminton and Ping-Pong.  Pickleball players use an oversize paddle to hit a wiffleball across a badminton-sized court in singles or doubles play.

To learn more about your level of play visit: Player Skill Ratings - usapickleball.org

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Tennis

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Players use a tennis racket to strike a tennis ball into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuverer the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will. To learn more about your level of play visit: Player Skill Ratings - National Tennis Rating Program 

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  1. Pickleball
  2. Tennis


Adult Pickleball Traditional Leagues

Doubles Team Pickle Ball League. Can be Men’s, Women’s or Coed teams. All teams play together. Three Divisions (self-rated): Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced. Each game will be best 2 out of 3 and last approximately one hour. Games are played between 6-9 p.m. at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park. 

Adult Pickleball Ladder League

In this new coed pickleball league you will have the opportunity to test your skills against players with the same skill levels. Each week, players will be placed in groups of four in order of your ranking on the ladder for match play. The USAPA numeric rating system will be used to rank your skill level (https://www.usapa.org/player-skill-rating-definitions/). All players will play three doubles games in a round-robin fashion with the other three players of the foursome. Games are played between the hours of 6-9 p.m. at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park. Players must be 18 years or older.

Pickleball Social Play

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

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