At Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy, we treat all ages of pickleball players in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From treating members of the Grand Rapids Pickleball Club with our Return to Sport Program to supporting the weekend warrior recreational pickleball court kings with our active Sports Medicine Team, our physical therapists support all fitness and pickleball playing levels. From a late-game overhead shot to a follow-through on your backswing, healthy movements are important in pickleball.
Despite Bill Gates’s love for the sport, the name “pickleball” is a pretty goofy name for the fastest-growing sport in America, according to Frank Cusumano a 17-time Emmy Award-winner. The sport itself is pretty remarkable – so remarkable that more than 4 million people are playing the sport in this country and at least 5 million around the world. Pickleball also has a 39 percent two-year growth rate, according to a recent report from the USA Pickleball Association. Our team at Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy created a list of our favorite West Michigan pickleball courts. Check out the Grand Rapids Pickleball Club (GRPC) website for more courts and info!
This article was not written in association with the GRPC, but some court research was used from their site.
30 Coldbrook Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
One of our favorite pickleball courts is Bellknap Park; next to the Grand Rapids Griff’s Ice House. The Grand Rapids Pickleball Club has invested over $200,000 in the Pickleball Complex at Belknap Park over the past 6 years. In 2022 6 more courts will be added to bring the total to 21 for social play. Courts will have lots of play for all skill levels in the mornings and evenings.
115 Crahen Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
The 76,000 square-foot MVP Athletic Club, on Crahen Avenue in Grand Rapids, 8 permanent lined outdoor pickleball courts. They are located on the farthest tier of 4 tennis courts so make sure to get there before they fill up. The outdoor courts are free for members to reserve. Guests are welcome.
5535 School Ave, Chicago Dr, Hudsonville, MI 49426
Hudsonville is home to 12 beautiful new pickleball courts open to play. Home to The Hudsonville Pickleball Club, the city invested in the sport to help promote a safe, friendly, inviting, and fun way to build community.
2350 Embro Drive SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
With four outdoor pickleball courts, this park is perfectly situated south of Grand Rapids. If pickleball is not your sport, the park also includes an 18-hole disc golf course, basketball courts, and a playground. Fun for the whole family!
4940 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Grand Rapids Racquet and Fitness is home to GRAND RAPIDS PICKLEBALL ACADEMY with lessons and clinics offered throughout the week. With four dedicated indoor pickleball courts, this is the perfect spot.
187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Elevate your game on the 4th floor of the Amway Grand and visit Grand Rapids’ newest pickleball hotspot. They added four courts to the fourth floor of its glass tower months after a separate $40 million facelift of the historic hotel, designed by Chicago-based architectural firm Gensler. Call to reserve a court ahead of time. Whether you’re a top-tier player or new to the sport, join in on the fun.
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12570 Grand River Drive SE, Lowell, MI 49331
The North side of the park is easily accessed at the corner of Bowes Road and Fulton Street in Lowell Charter Township. This side of the park has a small playground, gaga ball pit, pickle ball courts, and an ice cream shop; in season.
Thanks for checking out our favorite pickleball courts in the greater Grand Rapids area! Please let us know what your favorite West Michigan beach pickle spot is, and make sure to tag us in any photos!
If you’re ready to take your game to the next level, the Grand Rapids Pickleball Club has a fall-friendly tournament to put your paddle to the next level. On October 8, 2022, bring a partner and conquer Belknap Park in Grand Rapids. Click Here to Register
If you have concerns about your pickleball form or if the movements are right for you, schedule an appointment or free consultation at your local Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy clinic. Give your nearest clinic a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to help you get closer to playing a match!