Pickleball Ottumwa IA

Find the best places to play pickleball near you in Ottumwa, IA. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, we can help you discover the top locations to play pickleball in Ottumwa, IA. From indoor and outdoor courts to community centers and parks, we can connect you with places to play pickleball in Ottumwa, IA and help you find the perfect match for your skill level and preferences.

Local Businesses

Anytime Fitness Ottumwa, Ia

(641) 684-6606
852 Quincy Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Richards Fitness Ctr

201 S Sheridan Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Your Family Center

133 W 2Nd St
Ottumwa, IA 52501


1111 N Quincy Ave Ste 117
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Eagles Club Room

(641) 682-3957
109 S Green St
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Curves Ottumwa Ia

1110 N. Quincy Avenue, Unit 9
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Anytime Fitness

(641) 684-6606
852 Quincy Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Ladyfit & Healthy Inspirations

1207 N Jefferson St
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Rainys Awards And Trophies

(641) 683-9645
1336 Albia Rd
Ottumwa, IA 52501


(641) 684-6571
611 N Hancock St
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Curves For Women

641- 684-1869
1111 N Quincy Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501


1336 Albia Rd
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Curves Ottumwa

1110 N. Quincy Avenue – Unit 9
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Richards Fitness Center

(641) 683-9056
201 S Sheridan Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Ladyfit And Healthy Inspirations

(641) 682-3005
1140 N Jefferson St Ste 216
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Pickleball FAQ in Ottumwa, IA

What are the 3 etiquettes of pickleball?

Remember: Pickleball is only a game. Begin each game by acknowledging the other players and introducing yourself if you don’t know them. If the ball is out and it’s on your side, call it out. Never ask for (nor accept) line calls from spectators. Play with all skill levels.

Do you need special shoes for pickleball?

For optimal performance on each court surface, it’s important to wear a pickleball shoe that is designed to handle the surface of the court. Usually, the outdoor shoe outsoles feature a modified herringbone pattern to give you the perfect blend of grip and give outdoors.

What age group plays pickleball the most?

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America for the past three years. Players 18-34 make up the largest percentage of pickleball players at 28.8% nationwide. There are currently 10,320 pickleball courts in the United States.

What is an Ernie?

The Erne is a shot where you hit the pickleball either (1) in the air as you are jumping around the Non-Volley Zone (also known as the Kitchen); or (2) after you run around or through the Kitchen and re-establish your feet out of bounds, just to the side of the Kitchen.

Why do old people love pickleball?

A 2018 study of 153 people who compete in pickleball tournaments found that playing pickleball is significantly related to a low level of depression in older adults. For retirees, pickleball can help restore a sense of purpose after leaving the working world, says Casper.

What should you not do in pickleball?

Trying to be too fancy or hit low probability shots. Making kitchen faults. Not taking centerline shots as the forehand player. Not letting shots go out. Not getting to the kitchen line. Hitting the ball too hard.

What is a nasty Nelson in pickleball?

A Nasty Nelson is a shot on the pickleball courts where the server serves the pickleball to intentionally hit the opposing player nearest to the pickleball net (in other words, the opposing player that is not receiving the serve).

Can you make a pickleball court in your backyard?

Pickleball Points: Yes, you can have a court in your own backyard — for a price.

Which is harder tennis or pickleball?

Yes, pickleball is easier to learn than tennis. The court is smaller, it requires less strength or intensity to hit the ball. The paddles in pickleball are lighter and, as a stretch, even the pickleballs are lighter. Since pickleball has a smaller court than tennis there is less moving around.

Why is it called the kitchen in pickleball?

While no one is certain where the name kitchen originates from in pickleball, it is a popular opinion that the term is borrowed from shuffleboard. In shuffleboard, too, there is a kitchen area, where if players land, they face a 10-point deduction.

Is pickleball good for weight loss?

Is Pickleball Good for Weight Loss? According to previously mentioned research, people burn an average of 350 calories per hour of pickleball play. Because you need an overall calorie deficit for weight loss to occur, pickleball can certainly be a part of a weight loss plan.

What is stacking in pickleball?

Stacking in pickleball is a doubles strategy where both players on a team line up, or stack, on the same side of the court before a serve or return. After the ball is hit, each player shifts to their desired side; this formation improves mobility and controls where you stand on the court.

How many steps is an hour of pickleball?

The study found that based on accelerometer data showing step counts, players averaged 3,322 steps per hour, and about 80 percent of singles pickleball play was of moderate intensity. (The rest was light intensity.) Doubles pickleball players moved less, posting only 2,790 steps per hour.