GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Pickleball lovers can find courts throughout West Michigan.
According to USA Pickleball, pickleball is the fasted growing sport in the country. From leagues and clubs to both public and private courts, there’s plenty of opportunities to try your hand at the paddle sport this spring and summer.
George Aquino, the vice president and managing director at AHC Hospitality and the founder of 20×44 Sports, said anyone can play.
“The best thing about pickleball is really anyone can play. You can go to do a quick hour, two-hour lesson and then you’re ready to rock and roll and play on the court,” he said. “The community itself is very, very friendly and accommodating to new players.”
Find a pickleball court near you in the map below. Editor’s note: Prices and times could change. Double check the details with the venue before going.
One popular playing location is Rooftop Pickleball at Amway Grand Plaza, located in downtown Grand Rapids. It will open for the season on Thursday, May 11.
“We wanted to — literally — elevate the game of pickleball because of its popularity,” Aquino said.
Both hotel guests and the public can rent a court.
Rooftop Pickleball at Amway Grand Plaza will be hosting the VAI Open Corporate Charity Pickleball Event this July. The round robin tournament will benefit the Van Andel Institute.
Another event happening in Grand Rapids this summer is the Beer City Open Pickleball Championship, which will take place from July 18 to July 23. Registration opens April 25.
Several churches offer free or cheap open play sessions, while some city parks offer pickleball court.
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