For more detailed information on Pickleball, please contact:

Ben Klingner

Recreation Program Manager


[email protected]


The Quincy Park District currently has Two Pickleball courts in Johnson Park, Six Pickleball Courts in Berrian Park, Six Courts in Upper Moorman Park and Four Pickleball Courts in Madison Park

Pickleball - Quincy Park District

Pickleball - Quincy Park District

Equipment is free of charge at concession building at the Batting Cage facility, Moorman Park.

Intro to Pickleball Classes

The Quincy Park District will be holding Intro to Pickleball classes on April 9th, May 14th and July 9th. The classes in April and May will be from 9-10am and 5:30-6:30pm. The classes in July will be from 8-9am and 5:30-6:30pm. All classes will be held at the Berrian Pickleball courts. These classes will be taught by local pickleball experts and are for adults ages 18+. These classes are free, but please register using this link Catalog – Quincy Park District (rec1.com)

Improver Pickleball Classes

This year we are also excited to announce we will offer Improver Pickleball lessons. These lessons are for players that understand the basics of pickleball and are looking to improve their game. These classes will be held on June 11th and August 13th. The classes on June 11th will be from 9-10am and 5:30-6:30pm at the Berrian Pickleball courts. The classes on August 13th will be from 8-9am and 5:30-6:30pm at the Berrian Pickleball courts. These classes will be taught by local pickleball experts and are for adults ages 18+. These classes are free, but please register using this link Catalog – Quincy Park District (rec1.com)

What is Pickleball?

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple, and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

The Basics

1.  A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.

2.  Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.

3.  Played with a paddle and a plastic ball.

A Game for Everyone

The USAPA currently estimates there are now over 4,000,000 players actively playing pickleball.

· Pickleball facilities are located in all 50 states.

· Many kids and teenagers play it in physical education classes in middle and high schools.

· Seniors enjoy the social aspects and the ability to stay active in towns and retirement communities.

· Tennis, racquetball and ping pong players love the competitive nature of the sport and regularly participate in competitive tournaments.

Brief History

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum -whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities are credited for creating game. Pickleball has evolved from original hand made equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada. The game is growing internationally as well with many European and Asian countries adding courts. Complete History of the Game.

The Court

A pickleball court is the same size as a doubles badminton court and measures 20×44 feet. In pickleball, the same court is used for both singles and doubles play. The net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the middle. The court is striped similar to a tennis court with right and left service courts and a 7-foot non-volley zone in front of the net (referred to as the “kitchen”). Courts can be constructed specifically for pickleball or they can be converted using existing tennis or badminton courts.

pickleball court


When playing pickleball, each player will need a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Originally, paddles were made only from wood, however today’s paddles have evolved dramatically and are primarily made of lightweight composite materials,including aluminum and graphite. Players will also need a net and a pickleball. The ball itself is unique, with holes through it like a wiffleball and there are different ball models intended for indoor and outdoor play. The ball travels at 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball and is usually white or yellow in color. New bright color balls are also gaining in popularity.

USAPA Pickleball Racket


Players wear just about anything comfortable… athletic shorts, sweatpants, polo shirts, t-shirts, etc. Tennis-style dresses and skirts for females are also common. Comfortable tennis shoes are also important. As for accessories, players may wear hats, visors, safety glasses, sweatbands and light jackets or sweatshirts for cold, outdoor play.

Female Pickleball Athlete Swinging Racket
Helpful Links

Pickleball Rules Summary — A general overview of the rules of the game.

Information courtesy of www.usapa.org