Where to play free pickleball on the Upper East Side (UES), in New York City?

I live in NYC and new to pickleball. Most of these post I see are not since early 2021.I would like to find out if there are free courts on the UES to play

Hey @JBJ, welcome to the community! Pickleball has changed so many people’s lives, for the better. We’d love to hear your story about what got you into the sport! You can see other’s stories, here.

I did a search using https://www.places2play.org/map to find some places to play, near you.

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It looks like there’s some temp courts at the North Meadow Handball Courts @ 97th St. and you can find more info here and here.


We kicked things off in these Pickleballist community forums a couple years ago, but we ended up opening a paddle shop (and so many other things that I won’t go into right now), so unfortunately there was a bit of time where the community was inaccessible. We’ll be re-launching in full-force very soon, so I’m glad you’re here!