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Pickleball General Information

Pickleball: The Fastest Growing Sport in America!  

Newton Pickleball
Pickleball is growing fast and always changing here in Newton.  The best way to "stay on the ball" is to add your name to our Pickleball distribution list, either call 617-796-1506 or email

Outdoor Pickleball- Staff Led Program
We will continue to play outdoors throughout the winter as staffing and weather conditions allow.  Updates are sent weekly for outdoor play at the McGrath Courts, located at 1600 Washington Street. Games are played round robin and beginners are welcome.  We have equipment on site.

Winter Schedule
Each week we send out an email, based on weather and staffing, and will then announce when we are playing.  If you would like to be added to this distribution list, please email

It is $5 to play per game and cash is not accepted on the courts.  Pickleball punch cards are available at our parks and recreation office, located at 246 Dudley Road, between 8:30- 5PM.  Punch cards are $25 for five plays. We only accept cash or checks.

Outdoor Pickleball- Self Led Program
Pickleball Playtime is an outdoor, self led program at the Cove in Auburndale.  This two step process includes signing up with the parks and recreation office, and then scheduling your time on the Playtime Scheduler.  This is a self led program and players bring and set up their own nets. Learn more here.

Where are the outdoor courts? 
The city maintains 18 Pickleball courts in Newton.  These courts are lined without permanent nets. There are 12 outdoor courts located at McGrath, located at 1600 Washington Street.  Six courts on each side of the building.  There are 4 courts located at the Cove in Auburndale, West Pine Street.  There are two courts located at Pelligrini Park, located at 11 Hawthorn Street. 


Indoor Pickleball
Newton South High School six week program begins on January 9, 2022
Learn more here.

Newton North High School
Details TBA

Lower Falls Community Center
Details TBA


We offer lessons throughout the year, both indoors and outdoors. The best way to say in touch when lessons are ready is to add your name to our Pickleball lesson distribution list. Please call 617-796-1506 or email

Leagues are offered on selected dates throughout the year and will be announced on the distribution list.