BE INCLUSIVE!

We’ve all heard stories of how hard it is to mix into play at an “exclusive club.” Translation: They are not welcoming others or letting waiting players join into games even when their paddles are in the paddle racks. It is up to us as club members to make sure the Grand Rapids Pickleball Club has an outstanding reputation in the pickleball world. Please review the protocols below for open play on our courts:

  • Newer players/lower skilled players should play on the lower numbered courts.
  • As your skill set advances you move to higher numbered courts.
  • On all courts except Court 5, winners split and play two games max before coming off the court. If it is extremely busy, winners and losers should come off the courts. Please use common courtesy, everyone wants to play.
  • Court 5 is a challenge court. Winners stay and are not forced to split.
  • If you want to play on the same court again, put your paddle in the paddle rack and wait your turn. At no time should it be heard “Our foursome is going to play again” when there are people waiting to play.
  • If you have a group of people you want to play with, go to courts 8, 9, 14 or 15. This only applies if the courts are not busy. If all the courts are in use you must use the paddle system.

 

Let’s work to make sure we have a warm and welcoming reputation!

Area Outdoor Venues

BELKNAP PARK

30 Coldbrook Street NE,  Grand Rapids, MI  49503

Next to the Grand Rapids Griff’s Ice House.

MONDAY

9 a.m. – Noon – Open Play all levels
5 p.m. – Open Play

TUESDAY

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 – Ladies 3.0 (+/-) Courts 5-15
5 p.m. – Open Play

WEDNESDAY

9 a.m. – Noon  – Open Play all levels
5 p.m. – Open Play – Social Night

THURSDAY

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 – Ladies 3.0 (+/-) Courts 5-15
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Open Play –  Courts 1-4
5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – USAPA rate 4.0+  Courts 5-15
4.0-5.0 Tournament Players
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Open Play Courts 1-4

FRIDAY

9 a.m. – Noon  – Open Play all levels
5 p.m. – Open Play
7:30-11 p.m. – Friday Night Lights – See Calendar

SATURDAY

Open Play all day

SUNDAY

Open Play all day

 

MVP ATHLETIC CLUB

115 Crahen Ave. NE, Grand Rapids

616-575-8650

There are 8 permanent lined outdoor pickleball courts on the farthest tier of 4 tennis courts. The outdoor courts are free for members to reserve.

 

BYRON CENTER

8191 Byron Center Ave., SW,  Byron Center

616-784-2007

No set timeframes

 

ADA PARK

1180 Buttrick Ave SE, Ada

 

CUTLER PARK

6701 Cutler Park Drive, SW, Grand Rapids

No set timeframes

 

HUDSONVILLE

6 outdoor courts

Chicago Dr. and School St.

 

CASCADE TOWNSHIP PARK

3810 Thornapple River Dr. SE, Grand Rapids

 

OLD FARM PARK

2350 Embro Dr. SE, Kentwood

Four outdoor courts. North off of 52nd and Stauffeur. Turn right on Embro, courts at end of street at the top of the hill.

Thursdays 6:00 p.m. Level 3.5 or higher

 

YANKEE SPRINGS TOWNSHIP PARK

1659 – 1705 Parker Drive, Wayland

Two outdoor courts. Exit 61 on 131. Go 7 miles east, past Patterson. South on Parker.

Scheduled Open Play: M, W, TH, F, and SAT, 7:30 -9 a.m. Unscheduled Open Play every day 6:30 p.m.-dusk. All skills and ages welcome.

If you are a newbie player, please take the free Introduction to Pickleball Class first with Phyllis Wordhouse. RSVP for the class by email: wordhouse777@gmail.com. 4 students max per class.

 

PickleUp

PickleUp allows registered players to create an invitation to play at specific locations and times. You can specify levels of play so that only those groups receive the invite. Enter a description while creating the pickleup and players can respond in the comments section.

Area Indoor Venues

GR RACQUET & FITNESS

4940 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids
616-363-7769
4 Dedicated Indoor Pickleball Courts
Home of the GRAND RAPIDS PICKLEBALL ACADEMY. Lessons and Clinics are offered throughout the week. Check the GR Pickleball Academy Facebook Page or call the club for more information. There will also be periodic postings on the GRPC Facebook page.
Courts are available for reservations by calling the club and reserving a court. Members may call up to 3 days in advance and non-members can call the day of play. There is no charge for the court, however there is a $10 guest fee for non-members.

 

MSA WOODLAND

2100 28th Street, Grand Rapids
616-328-8120
Purchase an Annual Facility Card – $25.00
Facility dard holder drop in fee is $5.
Non-facility Card holder drop in fee is $10
You may check out the drop in court schedules here: msawoodland.com

 

MSA FIELDHOUSE

5435 28th St. Court SE, Grand Rapids (behind Cascade Meijer Store).
616-328-8100
Purchase an Annual Facility Card – $25.00. Facility Card holder drop in fee is $5. Non Facility Card holder drop in fee is $10.
Simply visit msafieldhouse.com and then select the ‘Court Schedule’ link inside the blue banner to see drop-in times.
Mon thru Fri  –  9 a.m. – noon
Tuesday: Ladder Play starts at 11 a.m.
Thursday: Ladder Play starts at noon

 

PREMIER ATHLETIC & TENNIS CLUB

$7.00 (Free for members)
4250 Spartan Industrial Dr., SW, Grandville
[N off 44th St just W of Byron Center Rd]
616-538-4600
Monday 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday 5-8 p.m.
Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m. (3.5 and up only)
Saturday 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

MARY FREE BED YMCA

5500 Burton SE, Grand Rapids
616-285-9077
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m. to noon
FREE to YMCA members Only

 

SPARTAN YMCA

8850 Metro Way SW, Wyoming
616-885-5529
FREE to YMCA members ONLY, non-members $10 day pass
Tuesday and Friday: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

VISSER YMCA

3540 Fairlanes Ave SW, Grandville
616-530-9199
FREE to YMCA members ONLY, non-members $10 day pass
Monday: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

 

WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE YMCA

6555 Jupiter Ave NE, Belmont
616.363.3000
FREE to YMCA members ONLY, non-members $10 day pass
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9-11:30 a.m.

 

SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER

2500 S. Division Avenue, Grand Rapids
Katie Deatherage, Rec & Sport Manager Office: 616.588.7200 ext 2014
Mondays and Thursdays 9 a.m.-noon
2-4 courts permanently lined on gymnasium floor, all ages and levels welcome, all equipment provided.
It is free for Kroc Members. Non-members can purchase a day pass for $5.50 (ages 0-11), and $7.50 (ages 12+).

 

KENTWOOD ACTIVITIES CENTER

355 48th St., Grand Rapids
616.656.5270
Drop-in Thursday 9 a.m.-noon ($3)
Drop-in Monday 7 p.m.-9 p.m. ($5)

 

KENTWOOD COMMUNITY CHURCH

1200 60th St., Kentwood
616.455.17401
Drop-in 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ($3) 3 courts
Enter at Door E. Weather closings will be on PickleUp app

 

NEW COMMUNITY CHURCH

2340 Dean Lake Ave NE, Grand Rapids
All equipment is provided. No charge, but $2 or more donation is appreciated.
Monday: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday: 7-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Call Mark Kirsh at 616.250.1643 if you have questions.

BELLA VISTA CHURCH

$3 walk-in fee.
5100 Belding Rd NE, Rockford
50 years and older recreational play
Contact: Tim Moses 248-330-8535
Monday: 9-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 6-9 p.m.
Friday: 9-11:30 a.m.

 

DUNCAN LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL

$5 walk-in fee
9749 Duncan Lake Avenue, Caledonia
616-891-8117
Tuesday: 6 p.m.–9 p.m. advanced play
Thursday: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. all skill levels

* during school year only

 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

405 North M-37 Hwy, Hastings
269-945-5463
Monday: 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Open Play)
Wednesday: Open Play 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Ladder Play:  5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:15 a.m. (Open Play)

 

MVP ATHLETIC CLUB

115 Crahen Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
616-575-8650
Reservation only. Must be a member to make a reservation.

 

BYRON TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY CENTER

2120 76th Street SW, Byron Center
(East of Byron Center Ave)
616-878-1998
Monday: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Call for availability on Wednesday evenings. No reserved pickleball courts.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Memberships: Residents/Non-Residents
18-54 yrs old

Daily $5 / $7.50
Monthly $24 / $36
55 + yrs old
Daily $4 / $6
Monthly $19 / $28.50

 

SPORTS QUEST FAMILY CENTER

3255 100th Avenue, Zeeland
616-772-2273
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Open Play/Court Rental Time
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Open Play/Drilling
Tuesday and Thursday: 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Court Rental
Tuesday and Thursday: 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Open Play
Saturday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 4.0+ Open Play
Saturday: 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Open Play

6-Month Memberships: $60 until April 15
Open Play: Member $5 / Non-Member $10
Member Court Rental: $40 for two hours
Non-Member Court Rental: $60 for two hours

 

Woodview Elementary School

$5 walk-in fee.
450 Orchard Street, Belding
Wednesday: 6-8 p.m.
Sunday: 1-4 p.m.