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Pickleball General Information


 Outdoor Pickleball at McGrath Park

  • 1600 Washington St, 02458 (Courts next to dog park) 

  • Year-round weather permitting. Weekly updates are e-mailed. To be added to the distribution list contact Nancy,

  • PLEASE do not shovel the courts or use a snow blower on the courts, this could damage the courts.  Thank-you

  • You Need a Punch Card to Play ( $5 per play)  

  • It is $5 to enter the courts to play and cash is not accepted.

  • Punch cards are $25 for five plays or $50 for 10 plays. Lost/Stolen cards are not replaced or refunded 

  • We only accept cash or checks. If using cash, please bring the exact amount.  Petty cash, to make change is not available at the office.

  • Pickleball punch cards are available at:

    • Parks Recreation & Culture Dept.

    246 Dudley Road, between 8:30- 5PM

Outdoor Pickleball Playtime at Auburndale Cove

  • Auburndale Cove

  • West Pine St, 02466

  • Pickleball Playtime is a Newton Parks and Recreation program that is a self- led by participants. 

  • Play times are seven days per week,9:30- 11:30 a.m.  Year-round weather permitting. 

  • PLEASE do not shovel the courts or use a snow blower on the courts, this could damage the courts.  Thank-you

  • Quarterly registration is required.  Newton residents pay $20 per seasonal quarter, non- residents pay $25.  Please keep your paid receipt with you.  The fees directly support court maintenance for this program.

  • Players bring, set up and break down their own nets. 

  • Step One: Register and pay with Newton Parks and Recreation
    Step Two: coordinate your play day and time at-

  • Contact Nancy Scammon, 617-796-1506,

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. 


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