The growing sport of “pickleball” is a perfect fit to Lakewood as part of the city’s Active Plus fitness activities for older adults.
Pickleball mixes the concepts of badminton, ping pong and tennis. It’s played on a relatively small court, so lots of people around the country are finding that it provides fun and physical activity but without the wear-and-tear of other sports.
Watch this short video about pickleball from CityTV.
Pickleball courts go into action at the Mayfair Park basketball courts.
There’s no cost or obligation to try, and no need to call ahead or pre-register.
Nets are provided and while players are encouraged to bring their own paddles and balls, a limited number of paddles and balls are available for check out.
Lakewood recreation staff will be available at the courts on Wednesday and Friday mornings to show new participants the rules and how to play.
Mayfair Park basketball courts
NOTE: Tuesday and Thursday evening drop-in play is for the summer season, starting May 10.
Call for details: 562-925-7512