Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Knoxville Pickleball
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Pickleball is America's fastest growing sport and specifically is a mixture of tennis, badminton, and ping pong.  It's fast, fun, and exciting and is VERY popular in groups of aging citizens! However, Pickleball is fun for people of all ages and no experience is necessary to play! So, join in the fun and learn something new with Pickleball! Equipment is available to use at Rec Centers.  No experience required.

3rd Annual Spring Pickleball Tournament
April 13-15, 2018
West Hills Park


The Parks and Recreation Department is very thankful for our community's continued support in growing the sport of Pickleball in our wonderful City! We have enjoyed being a part of this growth with the opportunities we have provided thus far and look forward to providing more and more opportunities in the future! With that being said, we wanted to inform you of a change that we are implementing at the beginning of this fiscal year, specifically July 1, 2017. After lots of research, department meetings, discussions with several local Pickleball players, etc., we have decided to implement a Pickleball Membership opportunity that is available to each of you. Click on the "Membership Information" link below to find information regarding fees, benefits, registration information, etc. Also listed is our new "Pickleball Code of Conduct" as well as a PDF called "Knoxville Pickleball: Celebrating our Past & Shaping the Future", that specifically answers frequently asked questions to this most recent membership addition.

If you choose to forego signing up for the membership at this time, you can still sign up at any point throughout the year (the membership fee will decrease each quarter and will start over July 1, 2018). Keep in mind, we will still be charging daily fees at the Recreation Centers throughout the year if you are a non-member. Daily fees are listed below per center offering.

Membership Information [PDF]
Pickleball Code of Conduct [PDF]
Knoxville Pickleball: Celebrating our Past & Shaping the Future [PDF]


 Knoxville now has 10 outdoor pickleball courts open to the public at no charge and is first come, first serve basis. If you have an interest and would like to request private block times for these outdoor courts, please contact our office for pricing and reservation requests.
- 6 courts at West Hills Park (7624 Sheffield Drive)
- 4 courts at Sam Duff Memorial Park (4060 Chapman Highway)
- 6 lighted courts at Tyson Park (2351 Kingston Pike) (6 pickleball courts on courts 1-3) - this site has court use fee
- 2 courts at Inskip Park (4204 Bruhin Road) (2 tennis courts with pickleball lines)
- 2 courts at Edgewood Park (3109 Ocoee Trail) (2 tennis courts with pickleball lines)


Knoxville Parks & Recreation is committed to the growth and development of pickelball and the local pickleball community with open play opportunities as well as more competitive offerings, such as tournaments and leagues.  Did you know that since the fall of 2013 (when we began offering pickleball at one recreation center) we have increased our pickleball offerings to 21 indoor pickleball courts at 9 rec centers and 10 outdoor pickleball courts at 2 parks?  Therefore, in order to support the future growth  and need of the game of pickleball in our City, there will be a nominal fee to play pickleball during indoor play at recreation center beginning May 30, 2017.  We are currently researching "frequent player passes" and hope to have more information in the coming weeks.


Click for flyer with indoor offerings [PDF]
October 30 - March 2

*Rec Centers also available for rentals, block times, leagues, etc. See Membership Information for details.

Cumberland Estates Recreation Center (3 courts)
$2 per person per visit without COK Pickleball Membership
4529 Silverhill Lane * 865-588-3442
Mondays - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
OFF on 12/22 thru 1/6, 1/15

Deane Hill Recreation Center (3 courts)
$2 per person per visit without COK Pickleball Membership

7400 Deane Hill Drive * 865-690-0781
Mondays – 11am - 2pm (open)
Thursdays – 11am - 2pm (open)
OFF on 11/2, 11/23, 12/4, 12/22 thru 1/6, 1/15

Inskip Recreation Center (1 court)
$1 per person per visit without COK Pickleball Membership

301 West Inskip Road * 865-687-6321
Tuesdays – 9am-10am (intro)
Tuesdays - 10am-2pm (open)
Fridays – 1pm-4pm (open)
OFF on 11/7, 11/24, 12/22 thru 1/6

Lonsdale Recreation Center (1 court)
$1 per person per visit without COK Pickleball Membership
2700 Stonewall Street * 865-546-0696
Mondays - 1pm - 3pm (open)
Tuesdays - 1pm - 3pm (open)
Wednesdays - 1pm - 3pm (open)
Thursdays -  1pm - 3pm (open)
OFF on 11/7, 11/23, 12/20 thru 1/6, 1/15

Richard Leake Recreation Center (1 court)
$1 per person per visit without COK Pickleball Membership
3511 Alice Bell Road * 865-525-2031
Wednesdays - 10:30am - 2:45pm (open)
OFF on 12/20, 12/22 thru 1/6

South Knoxville Community Center (3 courts)
$2 per person per visit without COK Pickleball Membership

522 Maryville Pike * 865-573-3575
Tuesdays – 6pm - 8:45pm (open)
Thursdays – 6pm - 8:45pm (open)
OFF on 11/7, 11/14, 11/23, 12/22 thru 1/6

West Haven Recreation Center (1 court)
$1 per person per visit without COK Pickleball Membership
3622 Sisk Road * 865-546-1315
Mondays - 10:30am - 2pm (open)
Thursdays - 10:30am - 2pm (open)
OFF on 11/23, 12/22 thru 1/6, 1/15


2nd Annual Fall Pickleball Tournament - Fall 2017 [Flier PDF]
October 13-15 at West Hills Park (7624 Sheffield Dr)
Tournament Schedule [PDF] - Updated 10/13 @ 5:00PM

2nd Annual Spring Pickleball Tournament - Spring 2017
APRIL 21-23 at *West Hills Park
Tournament Results
Tournament Flyer

Friday - Singles Updated 4/20/17 at 9:15pm [PDF]
Saturday - Doubles Updated 4/21/17 at 7:15pm [PDF]
Sunday - Mixed Doubles Updated 4/22/17 at 1pm [PDF]

Fall 2016 Pickleball Tournament::
Men's Singles [PDF] | Women's Singles [PDF]
Women's Doubles (Lower) [PDF]Women's Doubles (Higher) [PDF]
Men's Doubles (Lower) [PDF]Men's Doubles (Higher) [PDF]
Mixed Doubles (Lower) [PDF]Mixed Doubles (Higher) [PDF]

Knoxville's first Pickleball Tournament - Spring 2016
April 15-17, 2016
West Hills Park courts * 7624 Sheffield Drive
Singles Draws (Men & Women) (Friday) [PDF]
Doubles Draws (Men & Women) (Saturday) [PDF]
Mixed Doubles Draws (Sunday) [PDF]
Dynamic Sports Divisions (Friday) [PDF]


Pickleball in local news:
9/14/2015 - City of Knoxville Press Release on Courts at West Hills
9/14/2015 - WATE story on Outdoor Pickleball Courts
5/20/2015 - Knoxville News-Sentinel Pickleball Story

For more information about Pickleball, check out www.usapa.org.