Information & Location
Pickleball is a game that combines elements from tennis, badmitton 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
Manklin Meadows Racquet Sports Complex (Outdoor)
11443 Manklin Creek Road, Ocean Pines
Costs and Fees
PLAY 3 & SAVE! Ask about our combo rate for all 3 sports!
Amenity memberships are available to Ocean Pines residents and non-residents. Non-residents wishing to join the Ocean Pines Association to purchase amenity memberships may do so for an additional yearly fee of $250.
- Family – $175
- Individual – $100
- Junior – $55
Become a racquet sports member for a week – for free! Attend a free clinic for any racquet sport and then enjoy a week-long membership. Open to Ocean Pines residents and non-residents ages 16 and up. Click here for the registration form.
$5 for non-members; no fee for first-time players at newcomer instruction or for pickleball members.
Call 410-641-7052 to register. To view the drop-in schedule and sign-up to play this week, click here.
Indoor Drop-In Schedule
Sunday – 12:30-6:30pm
Monday – 7-9:pm (returns March 13)
Tuesday & Thursday – 1:30-4:30pm (through March)
Friday – 3:30-5pm
Sign-up for a free week of Pickleball in Ocean Pines, and start the week off with a free Introductory Clinic! The Beginner’s Clinic is on most Fridays, at 2:30pm. You must sign up for the Clinic and get your free week pass at the Community Center, no later than the Thursday before. The Clinic is held in the gym at the Community Center.
Outdoor drop-in times vary. Please click here to view the current pickleball schedule.
Designed for those who have never played the sport before, this clinic will teach the basics of hitting, serving, scoring and positioning and will offer an opportunity to play games. Equipment will be provided. For ages 12 and up. Pre-registration is required – call 410-641-7052.
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.)
Visit the Administration Office or the Racquet Sports Complex for more information.
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.