Pickleball began in Wake Forest in 2009 on one chalked tennis court. Today, the sport has grown to include three indoor courts at Flaherty Park Community Center, four dedicated outdoor courts at Flaherty Park, and three indoor courts at Joyner Park Community Center.
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department partners with the Wake Forest Pickleball Club to offer clinics for beginners and leagues for more advanced players. In fact, since January 2022, the WF Pickleball Club has taught the sport to 250 new pickleballers.
Pickleball Tournaments & Leagues
Wake Forest 2nd Annual Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7-9, 2022
Flaherty Park, 1226 N. White St.
The registration period is August 12-September 30, 2022. The cost is $45 and $10 for each additional event.
Brackets will be limited to eight teams per bracket.
For more information, email Sandy Brasseale or call 501-772-7439.
What is Pickleball?
Considered one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court with a plastic ball and paddle.
The game is easy to learn and can be played as singles or doubles, indoors or outdoors.