Friendship Recreation Area is now open for Pickleball Play.
Pickleball. Play it Once…
Love it Forever!
There is no fee to play at any of these locations.
Simply click the “Pickleball Rules” link found on all pages of this website or click this link: Pickleball Rules
We adhere to the Pickleball rules adopted by the USA Pickleball.
WDCP works to enhance the enjoyment, health, and social engagement of all amateur pickleball participants through organized recreational and competitive play, player development opportunities and improvement of facilities within DC.
WDCP works closely with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to develop and expand pickleball venues, including reserved play times, tournaments, and social events. Through DPR, we now have dedicated courts for year-round play, and we have other sites where access is shared with tennis players. Check out the locations to play pickleball and our pickleball calendar.
As a non-profit organization, WDCP formally advocates on behalf of the local amateur pickleball community with DPR and the DC government for facility upkeep and improvements.
WDCP organizes and sponsors social activities for members and families, offers clinics for players to learn the strategy of the game and keeps members informed through our website and social media.
Benefits include access to training clinics, pro workshops, socials, promotional/charitable events, leagues, ladders, and online discounts.
Membership is $30 per year.
By June 30 of the year before renewal.
Yes, they are held periodically. Refer to the How to Play section of this website.
You may also use the contact form on the Contact page of this website for more information.
You may use the contact form on the Contact page of this website for more information.
A league that lasts 2 months where teams of players play against one another each week. Each week, the highest scoring player team moves up and the lowest scoring player team moves down. The intent is to eventually have people playing equally skilled players.
Each team in a common group (e.g. by age or by skill level) plays once against every other team in that common group.
Typically after you have had two to four introductory lessons, depending on your starting point and speed of learning, you can play at any one of the locations cited on this website. Times vary by site. As a member, you can also join one of the software-aided meet-up groups to arrange play with others at a similar level to you.
There is typically a software-aided application for each site. You may enroll on line, when you are a member of WDCP.
Refer to the skill ratings explanations on this website using this link: Pickleball Skill Ratings
Paddles may be purchased at most sporting goods stores. Both PickleballCentral.com and Amazon.com feature periodic pickleball paddle sales with paddle reviews.
Your membership in our club includes perks such as discounts to some preferred vendors.
WDCP members receive a 5% discount at pickleballcentral.com. Each time you use the discount, the WDCP also receives a 5% credit to use on balls, etc. The discount code is available to WDCP members.
The best way to get a response is to fill out the contact form.
DPR Park Rangers may be reached at (202) 441-2605.
If it is an emergency, dial 911.