Although pickleball has been around since 1965, this fun-for-all-ages sport has recently exploded in popularity all over the country. According to Cincinnati Pickleball Club, there are over 60 places to play pickleball in the Cincy Region. We’ve rounded up our top five places to play pickleball for visitors, plus other indoor and outdoor courts in Cincy. Check these out next time you’re visiting Cincinnati and looking for a fun way to break a sweat.  

Sawyer Point Pickleball Courts @ssg_franklin_comcam_recruiterSawyer Point Pickleball Courts (Photo: @ssg_franklin_comcam_recruiter)

Top 5 pickleball courts in Cincinnati

Note: equipment is not included, so be sure and grab your own paddles and ball ahead of time. 

 

#1 Sawyer Point Courts: 24 courts, including 18 dedicated pickleball courts.

Why we love it: Enjoy open play in the middle of downtown Cincinnati! These courts are always open, free, and are equipped with LED lighting for nighttime play. Cool off with drinks and a bite to eat at The Banks after the game!

 

#2 ACES Pickleball + Kitchen - Cincy’s very own pickleball complex, plus food and drink! There are 11 pro-level, cushion-based pickleball courts, seasonal tournaments, and lessons.

Why we love it - One-stop shop in North Cincy to play pickleball and enjoy great food, craft beer, and cocktails. Afterwards, chill out next to a fire pit, or enjoy other yard games like cornhole. 

 

#3 Mt. Echo Park - Free, shared tennis/pickleball courts in one of Cincy’s best parks 

Why we love it: After an outdoor game of pickleball, check out the gorgeous views of downtown Cincinnati, the Ohio River, and Northern Kentucky 

Mt. Echo Park viewView from Mt. Echo Park (Photo: @msvachphotography)

 

#4 East Hyde ParkFree, shared tennis/pickleball outdoor courts 

Why we love it: Spend the day exploring the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park and before or after a game of pickleball at East Hyde Park. Shop, eat, and relax in Hyde Park Square. This neighborhood has over 100 local shops and restaurants 

Other fun things to do in Hyde Park

 

#5 Woodford Park/ Lang Park: Dedicated outdoor courts in North Cincy

Why we love it: Cincinnati’s first dedicated pickleball facility. Open play seven days a week and free. No reservations required.

 

Other indoor and outdoor pickleball courts in Cincy 

Indoor courts

  • Bond Hill Rec Center
  • Bush Recreation Center
  • Clifton Recreation Center
  • College Hill Recreation center
  • Hartwell Recreation center
  • Lincoln recreation center
  • Mt Washington Rec center
  • Pleasant ridge Rec center
  • Price Hill Rec center
  • Saylor Park Rec center

Outdoor courts:

  • Bicentennial Park
  • East Hyde Park
  • Winton Commons
  • Lunken Courts
  • Pleasant Ridge Courts
  • College Hill Courts
  • Oskamp Courts

 

New pickleball courts in the Cincy Region 

The Pickle Lodge - Ultimate indoor pickleball experience! 

Why we love it

  • All courts are dedicated and indoors. Plus there will be a bar and restaurant on site. Reservations are required for non-members; memberships are available starting at $39/month.