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5 Greater Boston Pickleball Courts That Won’t Annoy Your Neighbors

Pickleball is America’s fastest growing sport.

It’s also the most annoying.

At least to pickleball court neighbors and tennis players vying for time on the courts.

So annoying that people are turning to VANDALISM.

The most recent pickleball pickle happened in Needham.

According to Needham Police, vandals targeted the town’s pickleball courts. Someone slashed the nets at Mills Field. In a separate incident, the nets were tossed out of the courts.

According to WCVB-TV, the vandalism happened after a confrontation with tennis players on Saturday.

“There was an actual push, and then it was physical,” Paul Pasquarosa, a pickleball player,” told Channel 5.  “It was quickly broken up, but there was a lot of yelling and screaming. It wasn’t pretty.”

According to reports, the Needham girls tennis team was playing at the time, and the pickle ballers say one of their coaches admitted to trashing the nets.


“It’s in the police report,” Pasquarosa told Channel 5. “He admitted to taking them apart and just throwing them.”

This court clash comes just a month after Wellesley residents complained about their annoying pickleball neighbors.

Residents in one the richest ‘burbs in the US have HAD IT with pickleball players and the constant popping and thwacking of pickleballs day and night.

“You have no idea how annoying pickleball can be,” Wellesley resident John Maccini told The Boston Globe. “It’s loud, and it’s repetitive. I can’t sit on my porch and read anymore. It’s totally stressful. When people last year voted to approve these pickleball courts, I’m sure none of them were aware of the noise complaints that are generated by pickleball noise.”

He’s not the only one losing his mind at the sound of pickleball at Sprague Fields.

According to, the Wellesley Recreation Commission held a hearing Friday morning to talk about the issue.

“I find the noise for Pickleball very annoying, upsetting,” Maccini said during the meeting. “I hear it in every room in my house. It’s stressful. They should not have those courts where they are now.”

Pickleball isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s coming to Fenway and it’s a favorite among celebs.

But where can you go to play pickleball without annoying the neighbors? Here are 5 spots:

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