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Where to play pickleball in Asheville

Relish a challenge? Show off your swing at these local pickleball courts.


It’s time to put your game face on.

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By now you may know that pickleball is kind of a big dill. It’s the fastest-growing sport in America, so we’re here to help you get in on the action with a roundup of places to play around Asheville.

Public courts

You can play for free at five outdoor public courts:

  • Kenilworth Park
  • Malvern Hills Park (rollaway nets available)
  • Montford Park
  • Murphy-Oakley Park (rollaway nets available)
  • Weaver Park (rollaway nets available)

You can also rent a net from Asheville Parks and Recreation for up to seven days.

Note: Outdoor public tennis courts are dual-lined for pickleball play, so there is a shared-use schedule to accommodate all players. If the courts aren’t in use, anybody can play. But if there isn’t enough space for both sports, the schedule denotes which sport has priority use.

Linwood Crump Shiloh + Stephens-Lee Community Center, 121 Shiloh Rd. + 30 George Washington Carver Ave. | Each boasts three wooden pickleball courts with portable nets available. You’ll need a pickleball pass to play — passes are $10 for 10 visits and $20 for 25 visits and can be used at either community center.

Pay to play

Asheville Sports Club, 137 Coxe Ave. | Grab a drink from the bar, and let the friendly competition ensue. Courts can be reserved for $10 per hour with a maximum time of two hours (paddles and balls are included in your rental).

Asheville Racquet Club South, 200 Racquet Club Rd. | This facility offers four indoor and eight outdoor courts, along with plenty of opportunities for private lessons, clinics, and events to meet other pickleballers. Nonmembers can purchase $15 guest passes, up to three times per year, to access the courts — paddles are available for rent and pickleballs are available for purchase at the front desk.

Asheville YMCA + Reuter Family YMCA, 30 Woodfin St. + 3 Town Square Blvd. | Each center has three courts for you to work on your game. Members can access them for free, but nonmembers can purchase a day pass for $15 — check each center’s pickleball schedule.

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