The sport of pickleball has become SO popular it’s now taken over Fenway Park. Now, through Sunday July 16, you can be a spectator to the world’s fastest growing sport, or you can pay to play. If you find yourself in a pickle with nothing to do this weekend, take the T over to Kenmore to see “the show.” Now playing at Fenway Park in Boston: Pickleball!

Been buried in mounds of work and completely out of the loop? You should know pickleball is a tennis-like sport played with a plastic ball (with holes). Picture this: If tennis, badminton and ping-pong had a baby, it’s name would be Pickle. It’s actually been around a long time, but some fires burn slowly. According to USA Pickleball , the sport was invented in 1965 and is played on what looks like a smaller tennis court. Many tennis courts have added additional lines for pickleball play.

With the Red Sox on the All-Star break and then on a road trip, the timing is perfect for the old ball park to get pickled. Fenway is now playing host to professional and amateur pickleball tournaments. They are offering courts for rent. Your rental gets you 80 minutes for a group of up to 10 people. According to the Sox website, 12 temporary courts are set up in the outfield. Pickleball at Fenway Park is in collaboration with Pickle4. Pickle4 is a recently formed organization. They’ve partnered with the US Open Pickleball Championships, which is focused on developing “America’s fastest growing sport.” Get all the info here. Now playing at Fenway Park in Boston: Pickleball!

  • Rent a court

    • For small groups- You can rent a court for 2-4 people. Pairs will be matched up with other groups. Info HERE
    • For full court rentals: You can rent a court time in 80-minute increments for up to 10 people. All skill levels are welcome. Additional activities with access to concessions and live music will also be available. Info HERE

     

  • Be a spectator

    Redsox.com reports that spectator tickets are available for all 5 days of pickleball at Fenway Park. You can check out the  Pro Showcase on Friday and Sunday, the amateur tournament on Wednesday and Friday, or watch your friends taking part in court rentals.

    If you get a general admission ticket, you can watch all the action from specified areas in “the seating bowl.” Plus you are able to enjoy concession and take part in other activities in the concourse.

    Click below for tickets and pricing information:

    Pickleball | Boston Red Sox

    Fenway Park is hosting pickleball, featuring professional and amateur tournaments as well as open play for fans.

     

  • Kids Clinic

    The Fenway Pickleball Kids Clinic will take place on Saturday July 15 from 11am-1pm. Kids can learn from the pros! It’s FREE for everyone and you can sign up HERE

  • Social Media

    How fun does this look? #MakingHistory

     

  • Does your town have pickleball?

    Lots of towns have added pickleball lines to their tennis courts. If you don’t have any in your town, speak to town officials!

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