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Pickleball is considered the fastest growing sport in the US. This new sport is a fun combination of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. This fun sport is enjoyable for all age groups.

Howard County Recreation and Parks currently offers adult programs along with drop-in play at the North Laurel Community Center and the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex. The department is looking to expand these programs to our outdoor facilities, incorporating youth programs and creating both youth and adult tournaments. 

For more information, please contact Amanda Bartell, 410-313-1694 or abartell@howardcountymd.gov

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NEW Outdoor Pickleball Courts

Atholton - Pickleball Ribbon Cutting

Howard County Recreation and Parks opens the County's FIRST outdoor Pickleball courts at Atholton Park, 6875 Greenleigh Drive in Columbia. The two courts will meet the USA Pickleball Association's approved court dimensions, measuring 20' by 44'. 


Pickleball for All - Summer Session

Registration for the summer session of Pickleball for All is now opened! Below are the days and times available to play. This new format for registration will allow participants to enroll for either one or multiple days each week. When you click the registration links below, you'll be able to view a calendar that will list all of the dates that are available for play at that specific location. CLICK HERE to view a PDF calendar that lists all of the days/times/locations for the summer session.  You can select the date(s) that you would like to participate and register for all of the days at once. You can either use the “Block Booking” option to register for all days at that location or you can click on the individual date on the calendar.

  • Meadowbrook Athletic Complex - 5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21046
    • Wednesdays: June 28 - September 6 from 8:30-11pm
    • Saturdays: July 1 - July 22 from 3-5pm
    • CLICK HERE to register for days at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex

  • North Laurel Community Center - 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723
    • Mondays: June 26 - July 31 from 6-9pm
    • Mondays: August 7 - August 28 from 7-9pm
    • Fridays: June 30 - August 4 from 6-9pm
    • Fridays: August 11 - August 25 from 7-9pm
    • Saturdays: July 1 - August 26 from 9am-12pm (no program 8/5)
    • CLICK HERE to register for the days at the North Laurel Community Center

You can also register for the program by calling our registration department at 410-313-7275.

Pickleball Tournament

Howard County Recreation and Parks will be holding our Pickleball Classic Tournament on August 5-6 at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex. Registration is now opened! More information about the tournament format and registration is in the tournament tab below.

      

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After-School Pickleball (7-10 yrs)
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America! This new sport is a combination of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. Learn the basic rules and skills of this fun and exciting sport through an engaging curriculum. Info: Amanda Bartell, 410-313-1694 or abartell@howardcountymd.gov.  

Pickleball for All (18+ yrs)

Registration for the summer session of Pickleball for All is now opened! Below are the days and times available to play. This new format for registration will allow participants to enroll for either one or multiple days each week. When you click the registration links below, you'll be able to view a calendar that will list all of the dates that are available for play at that specific location. CLICK HERE to view a PDF calendar that lists all of the days/times/locations for the summer session.  You can select the date(s) that you would like to participate and register for all of the days at once. You can either use the “Block Booking” option to register for all days at that location or you can click on the individual date on the calendar.

  • Meadowbrook Athletic Complex - 5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21046
    • Wednesdays: June 28 - September 6 from 8:30-11pm
    • Saturdays: July 1 - July 22 from 3-5pm
    • CLICK HERE to register for days at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex

  • North Laurel Community Center - 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723
    • Mondays: June 26 - July 31 from 6-9pm
    • Mondays: August 7 - August 28 from 7-9pm
    • Fridays: June 30 - August 4 from 6-9pm
    • Fridays: August 11 - August 25 from 7-9pm
    • Saturdays: July 1 - August 26 from 9am-12pm (no program 8/5)
    • CLICK HERE to register for the days at the North Laurel Community Center

You can also register for the program by calling our registration department at 410-313-7275.

Pickleball (16+ yrs)
This program is free for facility member. If you are not member of the facility, it's a $5 per day cost. The program will be held at the North Laurel Community Center on Friday mornings from 9am to 12pm. For more information, CLICK HERE

 

        

 

Howard County Recreation and Parks will be holding our Pickleball Classic Tournament on August 5 and 6 at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex. 

All Divisions:
  • Participants must register individually for both singles and doubles play. 
  • Age bracket determined by the age of the youngest partner.
  • CLICK HERE to determine your skill level for tournament play.
  • Double elimination - best 2 out of 3 games to 11; win by 2
  • Winners bracket - best 2 out of 3 games to 11; win by 2
  • Loser bracket - one game to 15; win by 2
  • Detailed tournament schedule sent out about a week prior to the event
  • Indoor green Jugs balls will be used for play
  • Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner


Online Registration:

Click the links below to register for specific divisions of the tournament. Participants can also register over the phone by calling the HCRP Registration Department at 410-313-7275. Participants are limited to one skill level per division. Tournament Director reserves the right to change the format and adjust the age brackets based on participation. Registration deadline is Friday, July 21


Location:

Meadowbrook Athletic Complex - 5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • 16 indoor courts available
  • restroom facilities
  • located right off of Rt. 29 in Ellicott City, Maryland