Places to Play Pickleball

Smith-Hazel, a City of Aiken Recreation Center has three indoor courts for pickleball available from 1:00 - 3:00 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. There is one court for beginners, one for intermediate players, and one for advanced players.  Smith-Hazel is located at 400 Kershaw St NE, in downtown Aiken.  It has an off street parking lot.  The card you use to access Odell Weeks will allow you access to here.


Odell Weeks (OW)  - This is a City of Aiken Recreation Department facility located at 1700 Whiskey Road.  Odell Weeks offers six indoor air-conditioned pickleball courts for play.  It’s also the home of the annual Palmetto Indoor Pickleball Doubles Invitational Tournament.  Odell Weeks is part of the Virginia Acres Park complex that has four purposely built lighted outdoor pickleball courts with permanent nets - located off of Top Notch Road.  Go to Calendar to view a monthly schedule showing the exact times of indoor play.  


Gregg Park Civic Center (GPCC) - Gregg Park Civic Center (GPCC) is an air- conditioned facility located at 119 Trolley Lane Road, Graniteville, SC,  approximately five miles from downtown Aiken. GPCC has six indoor pickleball courts. Daytime morning play is usually on Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday.  Evening play on Wednesday. The complete schedule for indoor pickleball play at Gregg Park Civic Center is posted on the Calendar page.  Gregg Park also has two lighted outdoor pickleball courts.  Nets have to be checked out at the front desk.


First Presbyterian Church (FPC) -   First Presbyterian Church has three indoor courts and in January and February 2020, is open on select Saturdays from 9am - 1pm.  Players MUST sign up for the session, even if you are planning to attend drop-in play.  If there are not at least four people signed up by 8 pm the day before the session will be cancelled.  A link to the sign-ups for play and court reservations can be found under the “Sign-ups” tab on the main menu.

 First Presbyterian Church is located at 224 Barnwell Avenue, NW in downtown Aiken.  Please park on Barnwell Avenue and go in the door by the Coke machine. Turn right after you go in and go through the double doors into the gym.  There is a $2.00 per person fee for each session.  A container will be placed in the laundry room where the nets are stored.  All of these funds will go directly to the church as a donation to help them cover the costs of heating and air conditioning, and general wear and tear on the gym.  


Houndslake Country Club (HCC) - Houndslake CC  has just finished building three outdoor lighted pickleball courts with more to come.  Grand Opening was Saturday, October 5th, 2019.   Donation required.


Eustis Park (EP) - A City of Aiken facility located at 96 Eustis Park Avenue in downtown Aiken.  EP has four purpose-built outdoor pickleball courts with permanent nets. Considered the best place in Aiken to play outdoor pickleball - both for the quality of play and the fact that the courts are shaded.   No lights.  


First Baptist Church (FBC) - The First Baptist Church (FBC) located at 120 Chesterfield St N, in downtown Aiken, offers drop-in pickleball play from 6 - 9 pm, Mondays and Thursdays.  They have two indoor courts. Donations are $2.  Sign up required.