Pickleball

Pickleball for Seniors

Join the Cornelius PARC Department as we offer free play pickleball for adults ages 50 and up. This increasingly popular sport will be for beginner and intermediate players. It is a fun sport that will provide you with a great workout while also offering a very social and competitive game. 

We will have courts designated for beginners and for intermediate players.


Pickleball is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Read the Pickleball Rules.

View the USA Pickleball Association website.
Pickleball players

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, indoor Pickleball for Seniors is canceled until further notice.

Pickleball Lessons & Clinics

  • Pickleball 101 - One-day clinic on Thursday, April 29 | 12-2 p.m. | Robbins Park - SOLD OUT
    So what is pickleball and is it for you? Join us for this introductory clinic and find out! Pre-registration is required for this clinic targeted towards beginning players interested in learning more about this fast-growing sport from experienced instructors. Registration opens April 1 for Cornelius residents and April 8 for non-residents. Cost: $10 residents, $15 non-residents. Spaces limited. Paddles will be available to borrow if you do not have your own.

  • Early Intermediate Pickleball Lessons - SOLD OUT

Outdoor Play


We have painted pickleball lines on both of the tennis courts at Torrence Chapel Park (21309 Torrence Chapel Road) and Robbins Park (17738 West Catawba Avenue). Please enjoy safely and while maintaining a healthy distance.