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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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Registration for the fall 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 specific dates or all dates over the course of a season. When you click the registration link below, you'll be able to view a calendar that will list all the dates that are available for play at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex. CLICK HERE to view a PDF calendar that lists all the days/times available for the fall session. Within our registration system, you can select the specific date(s) that you would like to participate or register for all the dates within our fall session at once. Use the “Block Booking” option to register for all dates at once or you can click on the individual date(s) to register for only specific dates. All participants must be registered in order to participate in the program. 

  • Meadowbrook Athletic Complex - 5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21046
    • Mondays: September 11 – December 18 from 1:00-3:00pm
    • Tuesdays: September 12 – October 31 from 9:00-11:00am
    • Wednesdays: September 13 – December 20 from 1:00-3:00pm (NO PROGRAM ON 10/4)
    • Thursday: September 14 from 9:00-11:00am
    • Thursdays: November 30 – December 21 from 9:00-11:00am
    • Fridays: September 15 – December 22 from 1:00-3:00pm (NO PROGRAM ON 11/24)


CLICK HERE
 to register online for dates at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex. You can also register for the program by calling our registration department at 410-313-7275.


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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.  

NEW! Adult Pickleball League – Fall 2017

This Adult Pickleball League consists of doubles pool play during the regular season and a single-elimination tournament on the last day of the season. Doubles teams will consist of one male and one female. Teams will play best two out of three games each week. There is a beginner, intermediate and advanced section of the league. Complete season schedule will be sent out to all participants a week prior to the start date.

  • North Laurel Community Center
    • Start Date: Thursday, September 28
    • Game Times: 7:05pm or 8:05pm
    • Regular Season: 7 weeks
    • End of the Season Tournament: Thursday, November 16 (5-9pm)
    • CLICK HERE to register – Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Divisions*

*Divisions are subject to change depending on how many teams enroll. 

Information:
Adult Pickleball League – Rules

International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) – Rulebook


Pickleball for All (18+ yrs)

Summer Session:
  • Meadowbrook Athletic Complex - 5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21046
    • Wednesdays: June 28 - September 6 from 8:30-11pm
    • CLICK HERE to register for days at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex


Fall Session:
Registration for the fall 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 specific dates or all dates over the course of a season. When you click the registration link below, you'll be able to view a calendar that will list all the dates that are available for play at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex. CLICK HERE to view a PDF calendar that lists all the days/times available for the fall session. Within our registration system, you can select the specific date(s) that you would like to participate or register for all the dates within our fall session at once. Use the “Block Booking” option to register for all dates at once or you can click on the individual date(s) to register for only specific dates. All participants must be registered in order to participate in the program. 

  • Meadowbrook Athletic Complex - 5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21046
    • Mondays: September 11 – December 18 from 1:00-3:00pm
    • Tuesdays: September 12 – October 31 from 9:00-11:00am
    • Wednesdays: September 13 – December 20 from 1:00-3:00pm (NO PROGRAM ON 10/4)
    • Thursday: September 14 from 9:00-11:00am
    • Thursdays: November 30 – December 21 from 9:00-11:00am
    • Fridays: September 15 – December 22 from 1:00-3:00pm (NO PROGRAM ON 11/24)
    • CLICK HERE to register online for dates at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex. 


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 held our first Pickleball Classic Tournament on August 5 and 6 at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex. There were a total of 128 participants that played in the two-day event. 

Final Brackets:

Pictures:
You can CLICK HERE to view the pictures for the tournament.

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'.