Have you caught the pickleball bug like millions of other Americans? We don’t blame you! This fun, active, and social activity is taking over the country— and the Twin Cities! Pickleball has many benefits, including:
- Aerobic exercise with minimal joint stress
- Active socialization time
- Reduced blood pressure
There are dozens and dozens of outdoor pickleball courts throughout the Twin Cities metro, which are fun to enjoy in our few warm months. But as any Minnesotan knows, winter is no joke. People are always trying to find fun indoor activities during the winter, and if you’re a pickleball enthusiast, you deserve to keep playing even when it’s snowy out.
Take a look at these 7 indoor pickleball courts in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and beyond!
1) Lucky Shots Pickleball Club: NE Minneapolis
Perhaps the most popular indoor pickleball court in the Twin Cities is right in Northeast Minneapolis. Lucky Shots Pickleball Club has 12 state-of-the-art indoor pickleball courts. You’ll love the cushioned court surfaces and paddle rental options.
There are numerous options for beginners and advanced pickleball players alike. At Lucky Shots, you can:
- Join or start a league
- Drop-in during open play
- Reserve a court with your friends
- Take classes and private lessons
- Sign up for camps and clinics
- Host private team-building events, birthday parties, and other events
In 2023, Lucky Shots will be adding a social area and providing food and beverage options on-site!
📍Address: 3300 5th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
2) Legacy Pickleball Club: Woodbury and Hopkins
If you’re looking to join a pickleball league in the east metro, no matter your age, Legacy Pickleball Club in Woodbury is a great place to check out.
If open play is more your style, you can purchase various discounted day passes, ranging from 30-90 days, or packages of 10 or 20 sessions. You can also drop in and play for $10.
Legacy also has a location in Hopkins for west metro residents. Just keep in mind that leagues are only available in Woodbury.
📍Address: 2122 Wooddale Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125
3) Minneapolis Cider Company: NE Minneapolis
You might be thinking, “pickleball at a cidery?” Turns out it’s a match made in heaven! Not only does Minneapolis Cider Co. have delicious, locally-crafted cider, but they also have 4 pickleball courts inside their converted warehouse space.
You can rent courts by the hour, join a league, or take lessons. You can rent a paddle for $3 a day, and pickleballs are provided for free. The best part is you get to enjoy the taproom with your friends after a fun game!
📍Address: 701 SE 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
4) Edgcumbe Recreation Center: St. Paul
Don’t worry, St. Paul residents, we didn’t forget about you! Edgcumbe Recreation Center in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood is a fantastic place to play pickleball all year round. They have outdoor courts but also open up their indoor space to accommodate pickleball in the colder months.
Enjoy drop-in play during a pickleball open gym or take adult lessons for beginners and intermediate players.
You can view a map with more indoor and outdoor pickleball courts in St. Paul here.
📍Address: 320 Griggs St S, St Paul, MN 55105
5) Life Time Bloomington North Pickleball: Bloomington
Life Time Athletic Centers are found all across the Twin Cities and the entire country, for that matter. But their first-ever all-pickleball destination is located right here in Bloomington! How lucky are we?
This impressive space features:
- 5 competition-level courts
- Mixers & social events
- Open play
- Clinics and private classes
- Luxury locker rooms
- A whirlpool
- Viewing area
- Bar and lounge
Color us impressed! To take part in this lavish pickleball experience, you’ll need to sign up for a Signature Membership through Life Time. With a Signature Membership, you’ll have access to other Life Time clubs in the Twin Cities.
📍Address: 5250 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN 55437
6) Crystal Community Center: Crystal
If you’re looking for ultra-affordable indoor courts, check out the Crystal Community Center. You can play drop-in pickleball for only $3. That’s a deal if we’ve ever seen one!
You can also take indoor and outdoor pickleball lessons for new players, advanced beginners, and intermediate players. Even if you’re just looking for a tune-up on specific skills or someone to lead some drills, they provide those sessions, too!
📍Address: 4800 Douglas Dr. N., Crystal, MN 55422
7) Maple Grove Community Center: Maple Grove
Maple Grove definitely has options for all the pickleball lovers out there. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or simply looking to get started somewhere, stop into the Maple Grove Community Center.
Play singles or doubles during drop-in community play— no reservations required. You can also play at the Maple Grove Middle School Community Gym during the colder months. And when it warms up again, enjoy some outdoor pickleball at Central Park in Maple Grove!
📍Address: 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove. MN 55369
More Indoor Courts Are Coming Soon
Many smart entrepreneurs are noticing the high demand for indoor pickleball courts in Minnesota. Since it’s the fastest-growing sport in the entire country, adults and kids of all ages are looking for ways to get involved.
Keep your eyes peeled in the next year or two for more indoor courts opening up. In fact, the company Smash Park is set to open two indoor facilities in the Twin Cities suburbs.
These hip pickleball facilities will also be complete with food and drink options, ax throwing, bowling, karaoke, and more! We sense that this fun venture will be incredibly successful.
Get Ahead of the Curve— Build Your Own Pickleball Court!
The only thing better than playing pickleball is creating a successful pickleball business. After checking out all of these indoor courts across the Twin Cities, consider what you would want at your very own pickleball facility! Then, get in touch with the commercial construction experts at APX Construction Group.There’s nothing we love more here at APX than helping our clients bring their vision to life and succeed. If you or someone you know is interested in building a new indoor pickleball court in Minnesota, set up a free consultation with APX today!