A uniquely named sport, pickleball is a fun game that combines badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. It’s easy to learn, so all athletic abilities can take to the court. Fortunately, Southern Village is just minutes from three of our favorite Chapel Hill parks with pickleball. Read on to learn about the best pickleball spots near our Chapel Hill apartments:
Southern Community Park
At Southern Community Park, an in-line skating rink also serves as a pickleball venue. While it might share its space with another sport, there’s more than enough room for everyone. In fact, the facility houses five pickleball courts, so you’ll never have to wait for a court to free up. If you want to play a game, the space is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. You can also play on Tuesday afternoons, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A favorite among local pickleball players, Ephesus Park features six well-maintained courts, where you can play singles or doubles. If others are waiting, those on the court should rotate off after reaching 11 points. In addition, the park also hosts pickleball clinics. First-time players can start with “Intro to Pickleball.” During these classes, you’ll learn the rules and basic shots by playing games with other students. Those with more experience can improve their skills by joining the advanced sessions.
Method Community Park
If you want to venture to nearby Raleigh, head to Method Community Park. Just a short drive away, this spot has six outdoor pickleball courts, and they’re all open from dusk to 10:00 p.m. Please note that they’re currently resurfacing the courts. This new and improved pickleball facility should reopen by late November.
Now that you know all about the top spots for pickleball around Chapel Hill, it’s time to start playing. Once you work up an appetite, you can stop by a local sports bar for a delicious meal on your way home. These local eateries serve burgers, chicken wings, and more. To learn more about Southern Village, please contact us. We would love to take you on a tour of our spacious apartments in Chapel Hill, so you can see firsthand all that we have to offer.