Web: http://www.LakeCityFLPickleball.com
    Email: PickleballLakeCity@gmail.com
    Cell: 386 292-3787


New: Two clinics at RCC: Dec 16 and Dec 18. No play at HBC until March


We promote the development of pickleball in Lake City and Columbia County. Come join us & bring a friend!


Playing Indoor Pickleball

All equipment is provided.

Richardson Community Center (RCC)

255 NE Coach Anders Lane, Lake City FL
just North of town off Rte 441

Fees: $3 - Sun & Mon
Sunday 1:00-3:00 pm Recreational Play
Sunday 3:00-5:00 pm Competitive Play
Monday 6:00-8:00 pm Recreational Play
Monday 8:00-9:30 pm Competitive Play

Donation: $1 Tues/Thu to RCC summer camp
* Tuesday 8:00-10:00 am Recreational Play
* Tuesday 10:00-noon Competitive Play
* Thursday 8:00-10:00 am Recreational Play
* Thursday 10:00-noon Competitive Play

We are hosting two clinics at Richardson Community Center. Clinician: Alan Koski

Sunday, Dec 16 3:00 pm: STRATEGY CLINIC for playing your best in competitive matches. $5 fee + $3 gym fee

Tuesday Dec 18 9:00 am: FUNDAMENTALS CLINIC aimed at improving technique for beginners and less advanced players. $5 fee

At least one court will be open for play during normal play hours for those who are not participating in the clinic. All players are welcomed.

*NOTES: There is no weekday morning pickleball when the children are out of school:

Thanksgiving: Nov 19-23 (M-F)
Christmas: Dec 20 - Jan 7
Mid-Winter break: Feb 15-18 (F-M)
Spring break: Mar 18-22 (M-F)

Summer: May 29 - school starts
  Tues/Thurs morning on summer hours

Richardson Sixth Grade Academy (RSGA)

640 SE Pennsylvania St, Lake City FL
Go in the gate to the far right of the building. The gym is in the back

Fee: $3 charge at the door; no prepay
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm skills practice
Wednesday 7:00 - 9:30 pm Competitive Play

Hopeful Baptist Church (HBC)

289 SE Hopeful Drive, Lake City FL
just off of Price Creek Road SE of Lake City

Pickleball play is suspended until March.


Playing Outdoor Pickleball

There are no regular playing times scheduled.

Richardson Community Center

255 NE Coach Anders Lane, Lake City FL
just North of town off Rte 441

The recreation area behind RCC has PB lines painted on a tennis court. Equipment available inside. A new recreation area is in the Columbia County budget for 2018-2019 which includes 4 pickleball courts.

Winfield Community Center

1324 N W Winfield St, Lake City FL
North of RCC off Rte 441

Pickleball is played on a tennis court with sport court surface (plastic squares). Pickleball lines are painted on the court; the tennis net is used. The court is lighted.

 

Pickleball Links

Tournaments Near Us

Pickleballtournaments.com - Find a tournament anywhere in the country

Kingsland GA, Dec 1-2 (.docx)

Central Florida Pickleball:

Englewood Jan 4 - Jan 6
Englewood Feb 1 - Feb 3
Orlando Apr 6-7

Lake City Winter Blast, Jan 18-20, 2019

If you want to be informed about upcoming tournaments in our area, send us an email

Other Pickleball Websites

Gainesville: website
Central Florida: website
Tallahassee: website
Find PB anywhere: Places2Play.org

 

PAC

PICKLEBALL ADVISORY COUNCIL

RCC/AMN, Inc. Pickleball Program Director

Donna Lynch

Pickleball Advisory Committee

Al Royal
Bob Hoffman
Chip Lynch
Don Houston
Ken Lacey
Tammy Magstadt

 

Newspaper Articles

A great advantage of a small city is that we receive excellent press coverage. Thanks to the Lake City Reporter for all the positive coverage we have received.

Our presentation to the Columbia County Board of Commissioners (CCBC)

Present Check May 3, 2018

Presentation to the CCBC

Refreshing Change May 1, 2018

Tourney set for Friday (pdf)

1st Winter Blast, Jan 19-21, 2018

New sport has folks in a pickle

Eric, a Lake City Reporter stopped to see what Pickleball was all about. We made the front page.

June 26, 2017

Pickleball hits home in first Saturday tourney

First Ever Tournament, May 2017

Pickleball Comes to Lake City

PB at Richardson Community Center, Feb 2017

 

About Us - Our History

Last update: 8/31/2018

FEBRUARY 2017: PICKLEBALL COMES TO LAKE CITY

Chip and Donna discovered pickleball while vacationing in NY in July 2016. When they returned to Lake City in October 2016, they bought a net and played in their driveway. Since there was no pickleball in Lake City, they drove to Gainesville once a week to play. In Feb 2017 they thought "why not start pickleball in Lake City"? They sent a "Pickleball Anyone?" email to the residents in their community inviting them to play pickleball in their driveway. In two days, twelve people played pickleball, some twice, and all expressed an interest in playing some more. This is a picture of some of the early pioneers on one of those days.

Lake City Pickleball Pioneers

They knew they had something and searched for a facility. The timing was perfect. Pickleball was growing in the US and Columbia County Recreation Department wanted to be a part of the revolution. They welcomed them with open arms buying nets, balls, and paddles and arranged for classes 3 days a week.

1st pickleball at RCCC

1st pickleball at RCCC
    Pickleball Day in Lake City, May 26, 2018

A one-day tournament, the "First Ever" Pickleball Tournament, was held in May 2017 and the "1st Winter Blast", a three day tournament, was held in Jan 2018. The program continues to grow with play expanding to 7 times a week. To date, 150 people have played pickleball in Lake City. The 2nd Winter Blast tournament is planned for January 2019.

Don't forget to read the newspaper articles written about us: News