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Pickleball

Northbrook Park District tennis and pickleball courts are open, following the Northbrook Park District safety guidelines.

Pickleball is a newer sport that combines elements from badminton, tennis and wiffleball. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer smaller version of a wiffleball. Drop in with your paddle during select times and enjoy the game! We also offer outdoor courts at a few of our parks where patrons are encouraged to drop-in and play.

Rental Information

To guarantee the availability of a court, we recommend you rent a court. The fee is $12/hour per court for residents and $19/hour per court for non-residents.

If a court is not being used for programming or rentals, courts are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Private instructors must be issued a permit before conducting lessons.

To request a court, email Cameron Edelman at cedelman@nbparks.org or call customer service at 847-291-2993

An Application For Facility Use use must be submitted and staff will process the application within three business days.

Pickleball Clinics
Players learn basic strategy, equipment, drills to improve ball strokes, rules of play, player positions and scoring. Advanced players learn strategy and tactics, split steps, serve and returns, dinks and 3rd shot drop. Classes are offered Sundays and Thursdays.

Open Pickleball Information
OPEN GYM CURRENTLY SUSPENDED PER THE RESTORE ILLINOS GUIDELINES

Daily Fee: $6 per person for residents; $8 per person for non-residents
Swipe Card: $54 for residents and $72 for non-residents for 10 admissions to any open gym (Must have ID card at the time of admission; CANNOT be shared between patrons or locations)
ID card must be presented for admission.
Swipe cards available for purchase at Registration Offices and at Greenbriar School during open gym.

New! Pickleball Boot Camps
These camp features various themes offering drills and specialized match play
with pros. Players will be divided by level and placed four to a court, with
90 minutes drilling / 60 minutes supervised match play. Themes include:
Attacking the Return of Serve, Hitting Better 3rd Shot Drop, Varying the Pace of
the Ball and Getting to the Net Faster. Taught by IPTPA Certified Professionals
Ken Herrmann and a daily guest pro.

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