Pickleball is a fast-paced, fun, and social racquet sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It’s played on a smaller court with a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and solid paddles. The game can be played in singles or doubles format.
Pickleball courts in Jupiter, FL
400 S. S.R. A1A, Jupiter, Florida
6 Courts – Open to the public
- Please utilize paddle rack system. First-come, first-served player rotation
- Soft soled shoes only please
- All games played to 11, win by 2
- 30-minute time limit when players are waiting
- All players should vacate court at end of game if others are waiting
- No unauthorized tournaments or paid athletic services permitted.
County Line Park
18530 SE County Line Rd, Jupiter, FL, 33469, USA
2 outdoor hard courts
Jupiter Community Center
200 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL, 33458, USA
Fees: FREE to Incorporated Jupiter Residents • $3 Non-Residents per session
The Jupiter Community Center offers Indoor Pickleball courts for open play. Bring your paddle and join some friends for FUN! We will supply the nets and balls. Pickleball is a great way to stay active no matter your age. For the most current Pickleball schedule visit the website here.
Pickleball is recognized as the fastest growing sport in the country. In an effort to encourage a friendly, social experience for all participants while still allowing players to advance their skills and competition levels, sessions will be:
Days will be designated according to skill levels.
Incorporated Residents- Free/Non Residents $3 per session
Participants are encouraged to pre-register online to ensure they have a spot to play. Walk-ins are welcome, however once the maximum capacity for the session (100 participants), additional walk-in players may be asked to return for another session.
All Pickleball participants are asked to check-in at the front desk prior to entry for play.
17 & under participants must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Prior to 2:40 p.m., participants must be at least 18 years of age when school is in session
- Non marking court shoes required – black soled shoes must be tested prior to playing
- Shorts must be worn at waist, not showing undergarments. Shirts must be worn
- No food or drinks allowed in gym
- Any profanity, fighting or destruction of property will result in suspension from the facility or permanent loss of facility usage
- Open gym can be cancelled at any time due to maintenance or recreational programming needs
- Polices are subject to change.
Jupiter Community Park
3377 Church St, Jupiter, FL, 33458, USA
3 outdoor hard courts
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum Park
500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, FL, 33469, USA
4 outdoor asphalt courts
2280 County Line Road
Open: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
6 – Lighted Pickleball Courts
399 Seabrook Rd, Jupiter, FL 33469, USA
1 outdoor hard court
West Jupiter Recreational Center
6401 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33458, USA
3 indoor wood courts
Here’s a guide on how to play pickleball and its essential rules:
Pickleball paddles: Smaller than tennis racquets but larger than table tennis paddles, made from various materials like wood, composite, or graphite.
Pickleball: A perforated plastic ball, either indoor or outdoor version.
Pickleball court: 20×44 feet in size (same as a doubles badminton court), divided by a 36-inch high net at the center.
Setting up the game
Decide whether you’ll play singles or doubles.
Use a coin toss or another method to determine which team serves first.
In doubles, each player on the serving team has a turn to serve before switching to the receiving team.
The server must serve underhand from behind the baseline, with both feet on the ground, striking the ball below the waist.
The serve must land in the diagonal service court, clearing the 7-foot non-volley zone (also known as the “kitchen”).
Only one fault is allowed per server in singles, while each player gets a chance to serve in doubles before losing the serve.
Points are scored only by the serving team. The first team to reach 11 points, with at least a 2-point lead, wins the game. In some cases, games may be played to 15 or 21 points.
Playing the game
After the serve, the opposing team must let the ball bounce once before hitting it back (this is called the double-bounce rule). Afterward, the ball can be volleyed (hit without bouncing) or played off the bounce.
Players may not hit a volley while standing in the non-volley zone or stepping on the non-volley zone line.
If the ball lands out of bounds, hits the net, or a player commits a fault (e.g., volleying in the non-volley zone), the serving team loses the serve.
In doubles, players alternate hitting the ball within their team. Each player on the serving team has a chance to serve before the serve is lost.
The receiving team becomes the serving team after a fault or when the serving team loses its serve.
Only the serving team can score points. The score is called out as three numbers: the serving team’s score, the receiving team’s score, and either 1 or 2 to indicate which server is serving (in doubles).
If the serving team wins the rally, they score a point. If the receiving team wins the rally, no points are awarded, and they gain the serve.
When the serving team’s score is even, the player on the right side serves; when it’s odd, the player on the left side serves (in doubles).