Racket and Paddle Sports

Racket and paddle sports are games in which players use rackets or paddle to hit a ball or other object over a net.

Rockville Recreation and Parks offers both pickleball and tennis classes. As a result, some courts are reserved for class use and are closed to the public. You can see when courts are closed due to classes by viewing the court schedules for each location found in the tables on the Pickleball and Tennis pages.

Our community centers offer open gym schedules featuring pickleball and many other sports. A center membership or a day pass is required.

  1. Lincoln Park Open Gym Schedule
  2. Twinbrook Open Gym Schedule
  3. Thomas Farm Open Gym Schedule


Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America. It's a paddle sport that crosses between Tennis, Badminton, and Ping-Pong. In singles or doubles, pickleball players use an oversized paddle to hit a wiffleball across a badminton-sized court.

Rockville currently has two designated pickleball courts and multiple tennis courts with pickleball lines for drop-in play at our public parks and community centers. We also offer a variety of pickleball classes and leagues throughout the year.

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Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Players use a tennis racket to strike a tennis ball into the opponent's court.

Rockville currently has eighteen tennis courts at our local parks and community centers. We offer a variety of tennis classes for youth, adults, and adult/child classes. We do offer private lessons upon request.

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