Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
[email protected]
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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West Hills Park (6)
Sam Duff Memorial Park (4)
Tyson Park (6)
Inskip Park (2)
Edgewood Park (2) 
Fulton Bicentennial Park (2)
Charter E. Doyle Park (2)
Fountain City Ballfields (2)
Harriet Tubman Park (2)
Island Home Park (1)
Whitlow-Logan Park (1)

Adaptive (2)
Cal Johnson (3)
Cecil Webb (3)
Christenberry (3)
Cumberland Estates (3)
Deane Hill (3)
Dr. E.V. Davidson (3)
Inskip-Norwood (1)
Milton Roberts (3)
Richard Leake (1)
South Knoxville Community Center (3)
West Haven (1)

Pickleball is America's fastest growing sport and specifically is a mixture of tennis, badminton, and ping pong.  It's fast, fun, and exciting and is VERY popular in groups of aging citizens! However, Pickleball is fun for people of all ages and no experience is necessary to play! So, join in the fun and learn something new with Pickleball! Equipment is available to use at Rec Centers.  No experience required.

Click here for a great story about pickleball from NBC News.

Knoxville Pickleball


Pickleball Fee Overview [PDF]
Membership - $50 (plus $20 if not a City of Knoxville resident) - join online!
Pickleball Pass - 10 visits for $16 or 20 visits for $30 - available at rec centers with exact cash or check
Daily Fee - $2 per person per visit at all indoor sites


Pickleball Code of Conduct [PDF]


Knoxville now has 10 outdoor pickleball courts open to the public at no charge and is first come, first serve basis. If you have an interest and would like to request private block times for these outdoor courts, please contact our office for pricing and reservation requests.

6 courts at West Hills Park at 7624 Sheffield Drive
4 courts at Sam Duff Memorial Park at 4060 Chapman Highway
6 lighted courts at Tyson Park at 2351 Kingston Pike - 6 pickleball courts on courts 1-3 and this site has court use fee
2 courts at Inskip Park at 4204 Bruhin Road - 2 tennis courts with pickleball lines
2 courts at Edgewood Park at 3109 Ocoee Trail - 2 tennis courts with pickleball lines
2 courts at Fulton Bicentennial Park at 1028 Ledgerwood Avenue (behind Fulton HS) - 2 tennis courts with pickleball lines (please note it's the 2 courts furthest from the school)
2 courts at Charter E. Doyle Park at 5100 West Martin Mill Pike - 2 tennis courts with pickleball lines
• 2 courts at Fountain City Ballfields at 3701 Ludo Road - 2 tennis courts with pickleball lines.
2 courts at Harriet Tubman Park at 300 Harriet Tubman Street - 2 tennis courts with pickleball lines (please note it's the 2 courts furthest from the street)
1 court at Island Home Park at 2225 Estelle Circle - 1 tennis court with pickleball lines
1 court at Whitlow-Logan Park at 4228 Whitlow Avenue - 1 tennis court with pickleball lines


Knoxville Parks & Recreation is committed to the growth and development of pickleball and the local pickleball community with open play opportunities as well as more competitive offerings, such as tournaments and leagues.  Did you know that since the fall of 2013 (when we began offering pickleball at one recreation center) we have increased our pickleball offerings to 29 indoor pickleball courts at 12 rec centers and 10 permanent outdoor pickleball courts at 2 parks?  There are also many tennis courts with pickleball lines around the City (see list on top right of page).  Therefore, in order to support the future growth  and need of the game of pickleball in our City, there will be a nominal fee to play pickleball during indoor play at recreation center beginning May 30, 2017. 

EARLY 2023 INDOOR OFFERINGS - January 17 - February 24, 2023
Click here to view flyer [PDF]  

Adaptive Recreation Center | 2235 Dandridge Avenue | 865-525-9080
Mondays 9am to 3pm & 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesdays 9am 4pm & 4pm to 7:30pm
Wednesdays 9am to 4pm & 4pm to 7:30pm
Thursdays 9am to 4pm & 4pm to 7:30pm
Fridays 9am to 3pm

Cumberland Estates Recreation Center | 4529 Silverhill Drive | 865-588-3442
Mondays 11:30am to 2:30pm (Women)
Wednesdays 11:30am to 2:30pm (Women)

Deane Hill Recreation Center | 7414 Deane Hill Drive | 865-690-0781
Mondays 11:45am to 2:45pm
Thursdays 11:45am to 2:45pm 

Milton Roberts Recreation Center | 5900 Asheville Highway | 865-546-4536
Mondays 6pm to 8:30pm
Tuesdays 10:30am to 2pm
Thursdays 10:30am to 2pm

Richard Leake Recreation Center | 3511 Alice Bell Road | 865-525-9080
Mondays 10:30am to 12:30pm (Senior)
Wednesdays 10:30am to 12:30pm (Seniors)

West Haven Recreation Center | 3622 Sisk Road | 865-546-1315
Mondays 10:30am to 2:30pm (Seniors)
Thursdays 10:30am to 2:30pm (Seniors)


- 4th Annual Knoxville Spring Pickleball Tournament * May 17-19 * West Hills Park
- 3rd Annual Fall Pickleball Tournament October 12-14, 2018 
- 3rd Annual Spring Pickleball Tournament - Spring 2018
- 2nd Annual Fall Pickleball Tournament * October 13-15, 2017 * West Hills Park
- 2nd Annual Spring Pickleball Tournament * April 21-23, 2017 * West Hills Park
- Knoxville's First Fall Pickleball Tournament - Fall 2016
- Knoxville's First Pickleball Tournament * April 15-17, 2016 * West Hills Park


Knoxville Pickleball: Celebrating our Past & Shaping the Future [PDF]
Membership Information [PDF]


For more information about Pickleball, check out www.usapa.org.


Fall leagues offered will be 6-week sessions and include round robin play and moving up/down each week based on results.  Only $12 for members and $18 for non-members for the entire session.  More information in flyers below.

Fall League Flyer [PDF]
Fall Leagues - How will they work? [PDF]

NEW IN FALL 2022 - Round Robin Pickleball Ladder!
Tuesday evenings (starting Tuesday, September 6th)
West Hills Park Pickleball Courts in September
MOVING TO TYSON PARK for October dates
6pm - 8pm
$2 per person    REGISTER HERE
Players will play timed matches then rotate to a new court and play with a new partner.  
Round Robin Pickleball Ladder flyer [PDF]