What is Pickleball?

Pickleball is a sport that originated in the United States back in 1965. The game uses a smaller version of a Tennis court (often taking an existing Tennis court and adding additional lines), with a slightly lower net. Players use small paddles typically made of aluminum or graphite with a plastic ball that has holes, closely resembling a whiffle ball.

For a full history and timeline of Pickleball, check out the USA Pickleball Association’s History page here!

Is there Pickleball at SPTC?

At this time, we do not have any Pickleball lines on any of our courts. If this is something you’re interested in, please let the front desk staff know so we can look into it!

Where can I play Pickleball?

The City of St. Petersburg currently offers 4 locations set up for Pickleball, all at no charge. The locations are:

Crescent Lake Park
1320 5th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Roberts Recreation Center
1426 50th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703​

Campbell Park Recreation Center
601 14th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705​

Walter Fuller Recreation Center
7891 26th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710

St. Petersburg Tennis Center

Proud of our Past, Dedicated to the Future
(727) 823-2225 • 650 18th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705