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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Howard County Recreation and Parks is looking to hire experienced Pickleball instructors to lead programs, classes and/or clinics for both youth and adults. Schedules are based on the availability of the applicant and when space is available at the facilities and parks.
Please CLICK HERE for more information and to submit an application for the position.
Beginning/Advanced Beginning Pickleball Lessons (18+ yrs)
What is Pickleball? It isn't just in Florida or Arizona any more. Be part of the recent and continuing growth of this super cool sport with the funny name in Howard County. Nationally Certified Pro Pickleball Instructor, Marc Austin, has designed a special five-week fun and exciting class for students who have never played and are wanting to learn along with people who have played many times but are ready to improve their knowledge of the game and develop fundamental skills to move forward in the game. The class size is limited so all students will get maximum instruction, skill development and play time. Students will learn the basics of the four key parts of the game in a productive environment to maximize learning potential. This class is not designed to be physically demanding and is for everyone in the category. Just sign up, bring your Pickleball paddle and enjoy!
Intermediate Pickleball Lessons (18+yrs)
Let's Move Up in Pickleball! Introducing Pickleball IQ! Are You Ready?
OK - I get it. You understand the rules very well, you may play two plus times a week and you have progressed to this level fairly quickly or at least to your satisfaction. But you have a desire to increase you level of play and want your excitement for the game to continue as you improve your knowledge and skills in the game. Perhaps you have played in a tournament or a few and have questions as well as a desire to get better. This five-week class if perfect for you! Nationally Certified Pro Pickleball Instructor, Marc Austin, will introduce the concepts of Pickleball IQ and teach, drill and exercise how to understand the game at a higher level. Specific situational awareness, as well as skills/drills are designed so you can progress through the intermediate levels of this sport and also see what is coming to potentially move further. Sign up, bring your paddles, your athletic wear and an open-minded desire to advance!
Adult Pickleball League
The Adult Pickleball League consists of doubles pool play during the regular season and a tournament on the last day of the season. Teams will play best two out of three matches each week. Complete league rules are listed below. Each player of the team must register individually and list their partner in the registration process. If an individual does not have a partner for the league, they must register in the "No Partner" section of the league and will be matched with a partner only if possible.
Each player of the team will list their skill level during the registration process. There will be a beginner (2.0-2.5), intermediate (3.0-3.5) and advanced (4.0+) division of the league. Based on each partner's skill level, a team can play up in a skill level division but not down. League Director reserves the right to divide or combine divisions based on enrollment numbers.
Please indicate dates unavailable to play upon registering; requests are not guaranteed. Complete season schedule will be sent out to all participants prior to the start of the season.
Winter 2020 Season: Mixed Doubles League
Pickleball for All (18+ yrs)
The monthly membership packages allow participants to register for as many dates as they would like within a specific month that the Pickleball for All program is offered (first come, first serve) at a discounted membership monthly price. After purchasing a membership package for a month, participants must then register for the specific date(s) within that month they will be attending before being allowed to participate. If you choose not to purchase a membership package, participants can still register for the day-by-day play at a $5/day fee. All participants must be registered for specific date(s) in order to participate in the program.
CLICK HERE for a full calendar of the dates, times and locations of the Pickleball for All program.
*$5/day fee without the monthly membership package.
Participants can also purchase a membership package and/or register for specific dates by calling our registration department at 410-313-7275.
CLICK HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about the Pickleball Membership Packages.
Pickleball for All Refund Policy:
1. If a Pickleball for All participant needs to change/cancel playing date(s), they must contact HCRP at 410-313-7275 at least 48 hours prior to their registered date(s) and can either transfer into another date, if spots are available, or receive a full credit back on to their HCRP account.
2. If a Pickleball for All participant misses a date that they’re registered for, that participant will not be allowed to transfer to another date or receive a credit/refund.
3. If a date for the Pickleball for All program is canceled due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen circumstances, all participants registered for that date will be issued a full credit back on to their HCRP account.
Drop-In Pickleball is offered at the North Laurel Community Center and the Gary J Arthur Community Center. All patrons entering the facility must pay the daily admission or have a valid membership, unless they are a participant in a Howard County Recreation & Parks program taking place at the center.
2019 Pickleball Classic Tournament:
Howard County Recreation and Parks will be holding our Pickleball Classic Tournament on August 3 and 4 at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex.
2019 Touranment Pictures:
You can CLICK HERE to view the pictures from the 2019 tournament.
HCRP permits Pickleball courts throughout the year for scheduled programs, classes and leagues. Below is an overview of days and times that specific courts are not available for public use.
*Subject to change due to make-up dates/classes, inclement weather and/or registration numbers.
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'.
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