Where to Play Pickleball Around the Main Line Region

Pickleball became the United States' fastest growing sport in 2023. Here's where you can play around the Main Line.

While the majority of our nation’s most popular sports were invented before the 20th century even began, this is not so with pickleball. In fact, pickleball first came into existence only a handful of decades prior. Created on Bainbridge Island, WA, in 1965, the game is estimated to have 4.8 million players and was named the fastest growing U.S. sport in 2023, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.

Interested in trying your hand at pickleball? Here’s where you can join the fun in the Main Line region before courts become to crowded.

Where to Play Indoors

ACAC West Chester
1130 McDermott Drive, West Chester, (610) 431-7000, acac.com

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Ambler YMCA
1325 McKean Road, Ambler, (215) 628-9950, philaymca.org

Bounce Pickleball Club
10 S. Morehall Road, Malvern, (484) 368-3074, bouncepb.com

Opened just last year and featuring 16 full-size courts, Bounce Pickleball is a state-of-the-art facility. Memberships range anywhere from $75 per year to $3,450 a year for the Founder’s Membership. If spontaneity if more your style, Bounce also offers $20 non-member sessions for those who know someone affiliated with the club.

Brandywine Youth Club
47 Thornton Road, Glen Mills, (610) 361-8107, brandywineyouthclub.com

Conshohocken Community Center at the Fellowship House
515 Harry St., Conshohocken, (610) 828-3266, conshohockenpa.gov

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Ellis Athletic Center
3819 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (610) 355-7360, ellisathleticcenter.com

Greater Plymouth Community Center
2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting, (610) 277-4312, plymouthtownship.org

Great Valley Community Organization
51 N. Bacton Hill Road, Malvern, (610) 990-6168, gvco.org

Haverford Area YMCA
891 N. Eagle Road, Havertown, (610) 649-0700, philaymca.org

Haverford CREC
9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford, (484) 380-2730, havtwp.org

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High Performance Tennis Academy – Riverside
601 Righters Ferry Road, Bala Cynwyd, (610) 664-3242, hpta-riverside.com

Kennett Area YMCA
101 Race St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-9622, ymcagbw.org

Life Time – King of Prussia
700 Swedesford Road, Wayne, (484) 254-7000, lifetime.life

Lionville Community YMCA
100 Devon Drive, Exton, (610) 363-9622, ymcagbw.org

Melton Center
501 E. Miner St., West Chester, (610) 692-9290, meltoncenter.org

 

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Narberth Tennis Club
612 Montgomery Ave., Narberth, (610) 664-2696, narberthtennis.com

Next Level Indoor Sports
50 Senn Drive, Chester Springs, (484) 341-8742, nextlevelindoorsports.com

Next Level Indoor Sports has a wide variety of facilities for pickleball, soccer and more. The venue hosts league play on weekends, with three courts for the public to rent. Rates vary from court to court depending on time of day and/or day of the week, but the cheapest will run you $40 an hour during weekday afternoons.

Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Centerbrand
1 E. Chestnut St., West Chester, (610) 643-9622, ymcagbw.org

Penn Oaks Tennis & Fitness
56 Penn Oaks Drive, West Chester, (610) 399-3800, pennoakstennisandfitness.com

Phoenixville Recreation Center
501 Franklin Ave., Phoenixville, (610) 933-7728, phoenixville.org

Phoenixville YMCA
400 E. Pothouse Road, Phoenixville, (610) 933-5861, philaymca.org

Radnor Activity Center at Sulpizio Gym
125 S. Wayne Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-5600, radnor.com

For seasoned pickleball players looking to get private practice time, Sulpizio Gym is the perfect place to hone your game. There are four indoor courts here that can be rented out at $2 per person per day, with portable nets onsite. Make sure to contact the gym ahead of time if you plan on playing here.

Rocky Run YMCA
1299 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, (610) 627-9622, philaymca.org

Springfield YMCA
194 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, (610) 557-9622, cyedc.org

Tennis Addiction Sport Club
202 Philips Road, Exton, (610) 363-1052, tennisaddiction.com

 

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Upper Chichester Recreation Center
8500 Furey Road, Boothwyn, (610) 485-5881, upperchi.org

Upper Dublin Sports Center
680 Tennis Ave., Ambler, (215) 643-7377, playudsc.com

Upper Main Line YMCA
1416 Berwyn Paoli Road, Berwyn, (610) 647-9622, ymcagbw.org

A membership to the YMCA is required to play here, but the fee is worth it to enter pickleball heaven. The Upper Main Line YMCA boasts 15 asphalt courts, but only three of those are indoors if you intend to stay warm during the cold winter months. The facility includes restrooms, water, locker rooms, both permanent and portable nets and trainers/lessons. A membership to the Upper Main Line YMCA also includes access to pickleball courts at YMCA’s in West Chester, West Grove, Kennett Square, Coatesville and Exton.

Upper Merion Community Center
431 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, (610) 265-1071, umtownship.org

West Chester Area YMCA
605 Airport Road, West Chester, (610) 431-9622, ymcagbw.org

YMCA Pickleball Center at Downingtown
901 Skelp Level Road, Downingtown, (267) 794-9622, ymcagbw.org

Where to Play Outdoors

Wynnewood Valley Park
1505 Remington Road, Penn Wynne, (610) 645-6220, lowermerionpa.myrec.com

Based in Lower Merion, Wynnewood Valley Park is a local pickleball hot zone at which friendly online groups often practice and welcome beginners to the game. This is a great spot for beginners and experienced players alike.

Clem Macrone Park
810 Conestoga Road, Bryn Mawr, (610) 688-5600, radnor.com

Located in Bryn Mawr, Clem Macrone Park’s tennis courts also have pickleball lines and are open to the public. That said, the courts are first come, first served, so you’re out of luck if the courts are in use upon arrival.

Warren Filipone Park
400 S. Devon Avenue, Wayne, (610) 688-5600, radnor.com

Also located on tennis courts at Warren Filipone Park, the lines of these pickleball courts are arranged so that they don’t interfere with the nets already in place for tennis. Thus, any pickleball players must bring and construct their own nets. There are four courts here and a lot of space, but given the limited amenities, these courts are likely best reserved for experienced players.

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