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5 Places to Play Pickleball in the Midwest

5 Places to Play Pickleball in the Midwest

  • Whether you're a local looking for a new court or a visitor planning a summer trip, we've compiled a list of the top pickleball destinations in the Midwest. Get ready to discover your next favorite place to play!

In the Midwest, the snow has melted, and the sun is shining. 

In other words, it’s time for pickleball! 

For visitors and locals, the Midwest is a playground year-round. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor courts to help you hone your skills in the rain, snow, and sunshine. 

We’ve pulled together a list of the best places to play pickleball in the Midwest. If you’re planning a trip to the area this summer or if you’re a local looking for a new place to play any time of year, you’re bound to find an exciting pickleball spot on this list! 

Missouri Pickleball Club in Fenton, Missouri

Missouri Pickleball Club calls itself the largest indoor pickleball club in the United States. With 18 courts, it’s definitely massive, and well worth the trip for pickleball fans across the region!

Five of the courts are Championship Courts, and there are fans throughout to cool down the 51,000-square-foot facility. Visitors are welcome, but membership is just $25 each month and offers a ton of perks for pickleball aficionados!

Missouri Pickleball Club hosts organized play every day, clinics and drill sessions for all levels, and tournaments to help you test your skills against other players. 

Big City Pickle in Chicago, Illinois

Grab a friend or make some new ones at one of Big City Pickle’s three Chicago locations. All three locations offer league play, clinics, and pickup play. They are also available to rent for large or private events. 

Big City Pickle has a combined 40 courts across its Fulton Market, Lincoln Yards, and Gold Coast locations. Some of the locations also offer food and drinks, so you and your friends can socialize before or after your pickleball session. 

Bash Pickleball Club in Warren, Michigan

This pickleball club is new to the scene but brings some much-needed indoor court access to metro Detroit. The facility has 10 indoor courts and offers memberships. 

Events include drop-in play and ladder league. Recent clinics included a 4.0 Series on Groundstrokes and Countering the Drive and a 3.5 Series on Transition Zone (Drop Shot and 4th Shot) play. You can find the clinic that best suits your skill level and practice needs, get some feedback from a pro, and implement everything you’ve learned when you return to the court! 

Indianapolis Pickleball Club in Indianapolis, Indiana

Want to play pickleball at 2 a.m.? It’s possible at the Indianapolis Pickleball Club, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No matter your schedule, you’ll always have access to the courts for a late-night (or early-morning) match or training session. 

The facility has nine indoor courts, a player’s lounge, and endless opportunities to attend clinics or participate in league play. Short-term visitors can hop into a social event like Pickleball & Pizza or Singles Open Play, while locals can join a four-week Learner League or book a clinic.

Cleveland Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio

Have your pickleball paddle and a few spare hours on a Tuesday night? Journey to Cleveland Public Auditorium for pickleball in a historic building that was at one point the largest convention hall in the country. 

The events venue now hosts pickleball every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s free (for now). With six courts, there might be a bit of a wait for your match, so get there early and plan to watch some exciting pickleball from players of all levels. 

The auditorium is located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, making it a great option for visitors staying at nearby hotels. After your match, grab something to eat or drink at one of the city’s many restaurants and bars.

SERV in Overland Park, Kansas

Located in the popular Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, SERV offers pickleball players a chance to show off their playing prowess and socialize. 

The venue is packed with entertainment options, including six indoor courts and two outdoor courts. The outdoor courts even have riser seating so don’t be surprised if you draw a crowd of onlookers. If you have to wait for a court, you definitely won’t be bored. There are two video boards so you can catch the big game while you wait, an expansive courtyard with lawn games, and a stage for live music. 

After you work up an appetite, try one of the five food concepts on site. Grab a coffee at Go Joe, a sandwich at Slammers, a pizza at Dinks, or try one of the other food options.

Where Will You Play?

Whether you’re a Midwest local or just planning a summer trip, you’ll want to squeeze in a match or two at one of these pickleball locations! They’re the perfect place to beat the heat – and keep your pickleball game on point. 

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