Free Pickleball in Union Square Presented by Visit Seattle
Take Your Paddle to Seattle
Seattle proudly stands as the birthplace of pickleball: America’s fastest growing sport has been a Northwest favorite since 1965, which is why games begin with a serve from the Northwest corner of the court.
But that’s not all the Emerald City has to offer.
- Courts: Seattle is ranked as the top city to play pickleball and has the most courts in the country (20.25 courts per every 100,000 people).
- Nature: Pickleball originated on the picturesque Bainbridge Island, just a half-hour ferry ride from downtown Seattle. There you can hike, bike, and kayak, too.
- Rowing: The combination of badminton, tennis and ping pong reminded the game’s originators of the pickle boat in crew, where rowers were chosen from the leftovers of other boats. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards are available to rent for those who want to explore Seattle’s many waterways.
- Breweries: Home to 60 craft breweries, Seattle is also the perfect city for an after-game celebration.
- Music: Players are no stranger to the signature “pop” sound when pickleballs meet paddles but, off the court, Seattle also boasts a rich music scene that has brought us the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Brandi CArlile and Macklemore.
Before you grab the next flight to Seattle (of which there are many from the NYC area), make sure to come play pickleball at CityPickle by reserving online or via our app.