All things Pickleball in Birmingham—where to play, clubs to join + more

pickleball in birmingham
Have you hopped on the pickleball trend yet? (Pickleheads)

Pickleball is one of the trendiest, most popular sports in Birmingham, with new courts popping up and players gathering all over. With the warm weather we got a taste of this week, it’s the perfect time to start playing. Keep reading for all things pickleball in The Magic City.

What’s the hype all about?

Hoover Met Complex, pickleball
Pickleball at the Hoover Met Complex. (Taryn Fink)

Pickleball is a paddle sport combining features of tennis, badminton and ping-pong using a paddle and a plastic ball. The rules are simple and easy to learn, so it’s a great introductory sport.

According to Pickleheads, Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America. There are around 36.5 million pickleball players in the US, making it one of the largest sports in America by participation.

“The magic of pickleball is it’s easy to learn, but hard to master. Beginners can go out their first time, learn the game, have fun, and even win a few games. But advanced players stay challenged, and keep coming back for more. This dynamic is a big reason why pickleball continues to grow like crazy.

Pickleball is a sport for all ages. Anyone from age 5 to 95 can play and have fun. This makes pickleball the perfect activity for families.”

Brandon Mackie, co-founder of Pickleheads

Where to play

Join a club + get ready to play

A07I6846 All things Pickleball in Birmingham—where to play, clubs to join + more
Ready to play? (Pickleheads)

Ready to get your game on? Check out these local clubs who host community play, training, tournaments and more.

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Callie Puryear
Callie Puryear
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