Pickleball Open Play - A Beginner's Guide
By: Tony Roig | April 10, 2023 |

Pickleball Open Play – A Beginner’s Guide

What is pickleball open play? Open play is a casual setting where players of all levels can come together to play pickleball.

You show up at a designated time and location and put your paddle into the rotation to play. It’s a really nice way to get into the sport.

Want to find places to play open play? The first thing I would do is check in your local community centers.

Important information to check;

    • Find out about levels
    • Confirm that it’s okay (and the timing) for you to show up as a beginner player
    • Whether they have paddles available
    • If there’s any local clinics for you to start learning

This a great way to meet new people, get some exercise, and improve your game. Watch the YouTube video above to learn about open play.

Links Mentioned in the Video

Places to play

Tony Roig

Hola. Hello. Konichiwa. After 40 years playing tennis, I am now a full-time pickleball player and professional. As a 5.0 rated Senior Pro Pickleball Player and an IPTPA-certified Master Teaching Professional, my focus is on helping players like you learn to play their best pickleball. In 2016, shortly after starting to play pickleball, my friend Tom and I jumped into the highest division at the first US Open in Naples, Florida. That morning it became clear just how much there is to learn in this seemingly simple sport – a lifetime of learning if you so choose. Since 2018, I have been on a mission to share my knowledge of pickleball so other players can enjoy the game at a higher level and attain their pickleball objectives. When not studying or playing pickleball, I like to travel with my other half, Jill.