Paddle Tennis Program

Edgewood now offers paddle tennis.


Enjoyed by all ages and skill level

  (designated courts available now)

Fun, social and friendly. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Its a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Played on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. You can play both doubles and singles.
Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum — whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities — are credited for creating game. Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada. The game is growing internationally as well, with many European and Asian countries adding courts. sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. (information provided by USA Pickleball)

Paddle/Platform Tennis Program

Platform Tennis is an easy sport for players of all ages and skill levels to learn and enjoy and is an excellent sport for families to play together. Platform Tennis is an outdoor racquet sport generally played in cool or cold weather, although it has become a year-round sport in some regions. Courts are generally on a raised platform, allowing heaters under the deck to keep the playing surface playable no matter what Mother Nature throws at you. Platform tennis is a very social sport, know for camaraderie and good sportsmanship. Platform tennis is a game of finesse, patience, and strategy. It can require speed, power, and quick thinking. It can be highly competitive or just plain social. (information provided by APTA)


Note on Sportsmanship and Etiquette
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Edgewood’s Paddle Tennis Rules and Regs
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