Tennis/Pickleball Courts

The 4 tennis courts and 4 pickleball courts are lighted and wheelchair accessible. Located at Big Creek Park the courts were completely renovated in 2020. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States, and players of all ages now have an outdoor place to play in our community!

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong. It is played on an indoor or outdoor court that is approximately half the size of a tennis court. Equipment consists of a wooden paddle (like a ping pong paddle but with a larger head), a polymer wiffleball (moves at one-third the speed of a tennis ball), and a net that sits four inches lower than a tennis net. The smaller area combined with the slower moving ball makes pickleball much easier to play (and is supposedly much easier on the knees) than tennis.

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A fun new sport that is good exercise and easy to learn. Pickleball beginners’ nights will be offered once a week through the Canton Park starting April 10th, 2023 every Monday night @ 6pm. Tennis and Pickleball one day clinics will also be offered by an instructor for those interested in learning the game, let us know.

*Pickleball and Tennis equipment are available to check out:

Contact Us: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
Baker Recreation Center @ Big Creek Park 309-647-7665

  • Valid ID is required to check out a key for day use.
  •  Weekend Use – $25 deposit is required, and key must be returned on Monday.