Taking up more than 551 acres on the city’s South Side, Jackson Park has a lot of amenities. One of them is the Jackson Park Fieldhouse, which is used for sports that can be adapted to the indoors, like basketball, tennis and of course, pickleball. The Jackson Park Fieldhouse has two indoor courts, both adorned with permanent lines and offering portable nets. Pre-registration is required to use the facilities.
A fusion of tennis, badminton and table tennis, pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S., and its popularity is especially apparent during the Chicago summer when pairs of players and groups of four can be spotted hustling around the courts throughout the city. And it’s easy to pick up the game if you want to get in on the fun. Whether you’re looking for an active way to enjoy a beautiful day or need a good indoor exercise option when the weather isn’t cooperating, you can get a membership at one of the best gyms in Chicago or play for free at a Chicago park by bringing your own equipment. These are the best places to play pickleball in Chicago right now—though the Chicago Park District is working on adding more facilities to keep up with the high demand so expect to see even more options soon!
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