Pickleball is gaining popularity all over the country, and our real estate agents have been receiving a lot of questions about where to play this fun sport in Baltimore County. As it turns out, there are a lot of great pickleball courts in the Baltimore area, many of them a mere stone's throw from beautiful Baltimore homes for sale.
Chances are you've heard of pickleball before. You may even remember playing it back in gym class. But the sport has been blowing up in popularity during the last few years, and this fun mashup of ping pong and tennis is quickly becoming a new craze. Pickleball leagues are springing up all over the country, and Baltimore is no exception.
If you happen to be new to the sport, it's easy to play, with simple rules and a lot of familiar elements. You can think of it as over-sized ping pong, with a tennis-sized net, played on a badminton-sized court. The racquets are similar to oversized ping pong paddles, and the ball is like a giant ping pong ball (or maybe more like a Wiffle ball).
You simply whack the ball back and forth across the net until somebody misses, hits the net, or hits it out of bounds. It's competitive and high energy without being too demanding. Mostly it's just plain fun.
If you're looking for places to play pickleball in the Baltimore area, you're in luck. The Maryland-based pickleball organization known as Play Pickleball offers pickleball leagues, tournaments, clinics, and open-play opportunities in areas all over the state. If you're looking to connect with some fellow pickleball enthusiasts near you, they're a great place to start.
More good news is that Baltimore County announced last year that it would be devoting thousands of dollars toward opening new pickleball courts in parks and schools across the county. A total of 64 pickleball courts are part of the project, starting with courts at Catonsville Community Park, Loch Raven Center, and West Towson Park. At the time of publication, dozens have already been finished and opened to the public, with more to come in the near future.
Ready to hit the court? These indoor and outdoor courts are some of the best places to play pickleball in Baltimore County.
Whether you're looking for a fun place to play pickleball or a venue for any other sport, Baltimore Country offers a ton of great facilities. Contact us today to learn more about how to enjoy all Baltimore's great sports and recreation options, and be sure to talk to our team about how we can help you find your dream home in Baltimore, MD.