Information & Location
Pickleball is a game that combines elements from tennis, badminton and ping-pong… and is one of the fastest-growing sports in North America! This family-friendly game is very accessible to almost everyone, regardless of age or athletic ability. Pickleball is a racquet sport in which two to four players use a Wiffle ball and composite paddles on a surface half the size of a tennis court with a net lowered to 34″ in the center. Pickleball is lots of fun for both the experienced and non-experienced!
Ocean Pines Community Center (Indoor)
235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines
Ocean Pines Racquet Center (Outdoor)
11443 Manklin Creek Road, Ocean Pines
The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer smaller version of a Wiffle ball.
Pickleball is similar to tennis, but with differences. A pickleball ball typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball and the court is just under one-third of the total area of a tennis court.
The ball is served underhand from behind the baseline, diagonally to the opponent’s service zone.
Points are scored by the serving side only and occur when the opponent faults (fails to return the ball, hits ball out of bounds, steps into the ‘kitchen’ area [the first seven feet from the net, also known as the non-volley zone] in the act of volleying the ball, etc.). A player may enter the non-volley zone to play a ball that bounces, and may stay there to play balls that bounce.
Open Daily Memorial Day Weekend through September
7:00 am – 12:30 pm
3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
New Hours Beginning in October
Starting Oct. 1, the Racquet Center will be staffed from 7-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. daily. Non-members are asked to please honor drop-in fees and place payments in the fee box when staff members are not present.
The Ocean Pines Racquet Center features a full-service Pro Shop, open seasonally. The Pro Shop offers:
- Racquet restringing
- Racquet regripping
- Tennis, pickleball and platform tennis balls for sale
- Membership information
- Vending machines
PLAY 3 & SAVE! Ask about our combo rate for all 3 racquet sports!
Amenity memberships are available to Ocean Pines residents and property owners. Associate memberships are available to those who are not residents or property owners.
Annual OP Pickleball Membership includes:
-unlimited Outdoor Play on 8 courts at the Ocean Pines Racquet Center
-unlimited Indoor Play on 3 courts at the Ocean Pines Community Center, during times when the Recreation & Parks Department allocates weekly gym time to pickleball players
2020-21 Ocean Pines Resident/Property Owner Pickleball Membership Rates
- Family $260
- Individual $155
- Junior $55
2020-21 Non-Resident/Property Owner Pickleball Membership Rates
- Family $370
- Individual $220
- Junior $80
Pickleball Memberships may be purchased at the Ocean Pines Administration Building, located at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. For more information, call 410-641-7717.
Click here for amenity membership applications.
- FREE for Ocean Pines Pickleball Members
- $5 for Non-Members
- FREE for Ocean Pines Pickleball Members
- $5 for non-members
October 2020 - January 2021:
Mondays: 4-8 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Noon to 4 p.m.
Fridays: 2-6 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call 410-641-7052 to register. To view the schedule and sign-up to play this week with Pickleball Den, click here.
Outdoor Pickleball Drop-In
Please keep using Sign-up Genius link to indicate when you are playing, as this helps all of us! We will also base the popularity of outdoor & indoor times upon the number of sign-ups.
If you have any problem using the Sign-up Genius, please click “Help” on the sign-up page and submit your problem, and they will respond very promptly. Also, try signing up from a tablet or laptop/ computer.
Here is the link to check out the Ocean Pines pickleball website for ALL the info you need, including OP pickleball t-shirts and towels for sale, photo albums of our players and the OP Pickleball Player Directory! Note – there is a link to the weekly drop-in sign-up page at this website too. (The website is best viewed from a laptop, tablet or computer.)
Click here to view the link for pickleball pictures!
Visit the Administration Office or the Racquet Sports Complex for more information.