Pickleball is canceled due to COVID-19. Penn Oaks is closed until Governor Wolf permits re-opening of indoor facilities.
Pickleball is open to members and non-members!
We have pickleball courts set up on our indoor tennis courts. Courts are marked with temporary lines. Paddles and balls are provided. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers! Cost is $7/player.
Our pickleball schedule includes play on Wednesday afternoon and Friday evening. Click the "SIGN UP NOW" button above to sign up for a session. Space is limited.
Sessions Offered Cost is $7/person
Match Play Wednesday 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Match Play Friday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Beginner lesson times available by calling 610-399-3800. Beginners will be taught strokes of play – forehand, backhand, serve, volley, dink, overhead, lob and the rules. Lesson pricing varies with the group size. Individual 1 hour is $25, 2 player $20, 3 or more $15.
What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America. It is a racquet sport that blends elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is played both indoors and outdoors on a badminton size court. The same court is used for singles and doubles play. The court is lined similar to a tennis court with a right and left service court and a no volley zone in front of the net often referred to as the “kitchen”. The equipment consists of a paddle made of wood or composite materials and a perforated plastic ball similar to a whiffle ball. Games are played to 11 winning by 2. Rules are interesting and it takes a few games to get use to the scoring, the double bounce rule and rotation of serve. Pickleball is played by people of all ages. You do not need any racquet sport experience. It originated from the Pritchard Family living on Bainbridge Island Washington in 1965. They say the name came from the family dog, Pickles, who was interested in the game and kept running off with the ball.