Enjoy FREE Pickleball Open Play

This popular racket sport is loved by many people within our community and around the nation. Pickleball is widely received by players of all ages and skillsets. It is often described as a combination of tennis and ping-pong and can be played in teams of singles or double. NJMP currently offers two pickleball courts that are FREE to the public during Open Play hours. Simply bring your own paddle and arrive ready for a good game! Open Play is based on a first come, first served basis. Pickleball Open Play will reopen in Spring 2024!

Pickleball Open Play Hours

  • Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn the Basics

Pickleball Rules

  • Both teams must get a bounce of the ball before attempting a volley. The ball must bounce at least once on either side before any player can attempt to hit a shot in the air (a volley).
  • There is no volleying in the kitchen. The "non-volley zone," or kitchen, is designated by the 7-foot zone on each side.
  • Each point is continued until there is a fault. Play continues after the serve is made until a "fault" is made. A fault ends a point.
  • You must serve underhand with your arm moving in an upward arc.
  • You only score in pickleball when it is your serve, and you keep serving until you lose a point. You switch sides with your partner and serve to the opposite opponent after winning each point on your serve.