Drop-in indoor pickleball

Free, drop-in indoor pickleball is hosted from June to August at the Trenton and Frankford arenas

The City of Quinte West, in partnership with the John Williams YMCA, hosts drop-in, indoor pickleball at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens in Trenton and the Dr. McMullen Recreation Centre in Frankford during the summer months.


Drop-in indoor pickleball is offered during the summer of 2024 until Aug. 21 in Frankford and Aug. 30 in Trenton, following the schedule below.

Monday9 a.m. – 12 p.m.Dr. McMullen Recreation Centre (Frankford)
Tuesday9 a.m. – 12 p.m.Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens – Pad 2 (Trenton)
Tuesday9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
(beginning July 2)
Dr. McMullen Recreation Centre (Frankford)
Wednesday9 a.m. – 12 p.m.Dr. McMullen Recreation Centre (Frankford)
Thursday9 a.m. – 12 p.m.Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens – Pad 2 (Trenton)
Friday9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
(beginning July 9)
Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens – Pad 2 (Trenton)
Exclusion dates: July 1, Aug. 5, Aug. 26 and Aug. 28

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Nets and courts are installed at both locations, but equipment, such as paddles and balls, is not provided or available to borrow on-site.

Drop-in indoor pickleball is free and registration is not required. Simply show up during any of the drop-in times with your equipment. 

Hanna Park – Pickleball and tennis lines are painted on the Hanna Park courts in Trenton. These courts are free for the public to use.

Trenton Racquet Club – The Trenton Racquet Club, located at 290 King St. in Trenton, is a community club that offers tennis and pickleball. Learn more at trentonracquetclub.ca

The City is planning upgrades to the Tuckers Corners courts, including a multi-surface tennis, basketball and pickleball court. Construction is scheduled for summer 2024, and the courts are expected to be completed by the fall. 

Etiquette and rules

Pickleball is a social game, but it can also be competitive. Respect your opponents and play with good sportsmanship.

Paddle tapping is a common practice before the game to greet opponents and teammates. It’s a way of saying, “Good luck, have fun.”

After a point is scored, retrieve the ball quickly and get ready for the next point. This keeps the game flowing smoothly.

Be aware of the non-volley zone (the kitchen). Avoid standing in it when you’re not allowed to, and be honest about calling faults on yourself.

Before serving, make sure the score is called correctly by both teams. This helps prevent disputes over the score.

Be aware of your surroundings and avoid encroaching on neighbouring courts. Give players on adjacent courts plenty of space where possible and let them know if your ball is on their court. In this case, play should be paused for player safety while the ball is being retrieved. Be aware of your use of court time when there may be more players than courts available. Players are asked to ensure court time is shared when needed.

To the best of your ability, players should attempt to know and follow the rules of the game. If you’re unsure about a rule, ask for clarification from more experienced players. Players are asked to self-monitor gameplay. Rules are posted onsite for beginners to reference.

In doubles play, switch sides of the court efficiently and smoothly after each point is scored. This helps keep the game moving.

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