Pickleball

Powhatan Pickleball

Powhatan County has embraced the Pickleball craze and offers a variety of programs and facilities to learn, engage, and socialize with this fast-growing sport. Facilities include six lighted outdoor courts and three indoor courts at the Pocahontas Landmark Center, 4290 Anderson Hwy. 

For newbies to the sport, Pickleball is best described as a mash-up between tennis, badminton and ping pong, played on a badminton-sized court. The game is played with a perforated plastic ball and wooden/composite/graphite paddle. To learn more, visit USAPA Pickleball

The three rules of Powhatan Pickleball are: 

  1. Have Fun! 
  2. Look Cool 
  3. Protect Your Eyes & Feet  
    • It’s recommended to wear eyeglasses or safety glasses and court/tennis shoes that provide comfort, grip, ankle support, rubber soles, and a tread pattern conducive to quick lateral movements.
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Open Play

Outside of the designated rotational play times below, the outdoor courts are available for drop-in play, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Courts are open from sunrise to 11:00pm. lit. Lights must be manually turned on by users and will stay lit in 30-minute increments until 11:00pm. Button is located on the left side of the court entrance. 

  • Outdoor Court Daily Open Beginner Rotational Play | 8:00AM-10:00AM
    • Three courts reserved for open to novice/ beginner players only, self-rated from levels 1 to 3. 
  • Open Gym Rotational Play (18+) $0.00/ $10 NR | Tu/ Th 9:00AM-11:30AM  
    • Bring a paddle and enjoy a few games of pickleball with friends new or old. Three (3) indoor courts are available for playing. One court designated for beginner play. Balls available on site. Pending weather, outdoor courts are available for play. First come, first serve. No pun intended! 
    • Rotational play is organized play where players line their paddles, as directed. Starting on the left, the first four paddles are next in line to play when a court becomes available. 

Classes & Clinics

Parks & Recreation offers a variety of classes skills and clinics throughout the year for newbies to intermediate players. Visit the Programs page for details on upcoming offerings.


Powhatan Pickleball Club

The Powhatan Pickleball Club (PPC) are fun ambassadors of the sport, bringing players together to promote a sense of belonging and community in Powhatan County. The club promotes good sportsmanship, organizes social and competitive pickleball programs and events with the County Parks & Recreation Department, and advocates for pickleball facilities among local leaders.    

Please join us for an Open House event on May 23rd at 5:30pm or at a club meeting to follow.