Ludington Area Pickleball

Ludington Area Pickleball Club

The Ludington Area Pickleball Club is a group of dedicated pickleball players who are committed to promoting the sport in the Ludington area. They raised funds to convert the Oriole Field tennis courts into pickleball courts and continue to support the court maintenance. The club facilitates public play, organizes league games, hosts an annual tournament, and welcomes players of all skill levels to join in the fun! Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting out, the pickleball courts at Oriole Field is a great place to meet other players and enjoy the game.

LAP Members Save-The-Dates

LAP Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 18 at 9:00 a.m. at 107 S. Harrison Street, Ludington (Ludington Area Center for the Arts)

FREE Introduction to Pickleball Lessons: Every Tuesday in June at 6 p.m.

LAP Ladies' Round-Robin: Every Wednesday (3.5+) and Thursday (3.0) at 12:30 p.m.

July Ladder League starts: Wednesday, July 10 (Registration open June 23 https://forms.gle/oiuFeULwfe9bjo939)

Ludington / Pentwater Challenge: Wednesday, August 7 at the Oriole Field courts

Register for the Ludington Pickleball Classic: September 6 - 8 https://pickleballbrackets.com/ptd.aspx?eid=69262635-3ece-49ab-8c22-d4ddab288128

Introduction to Pickleball

Every Tuesday in June from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Ludington Courts.

Free and open to the public!

Learn to serve, return, volley, score, and protocol. 

Paddles and balls are available for use during these sessions. 

You should leave with the confidence to join regular play during the week. 

Wear comfortable tennis or court shoes.

Thanks in advance to LAP members who come to help and share in this FUN fun game we love!

Generously provided by the Ludington Area Pickleball Association. 

Ludington Pickleball Outdoor Courts

Located in Oriole Park on the corner of West Tinkham Avenue and Lakeshore Drive.  

Ludington has 8 well-maintained public courts, three blocks from the crystal waters of Lake Michigan and Stearns Park Beach.

Nets are up, weather-depending, from April to November. 

Every Day 9am-Noon

You do not need to bring a group. Everyone is able to join in games.

Rotation is used left to right in the paddle holders on the East side of the courts. 

After every game, all players are to leave the courts. 

All levels are welcome to play!

Every day Noon-9pm

Bring your own group to play games. 

If the courts are full and people are waiting to play, you must exit the court after playing a game and begin paddle rotation.

Reserved Courts

Courts 1 - 6 are reserved for FREE Community Lessons

June


Courts 1 - 6 are reserved for league play

MAY and July 

June and August

No-Play Times

LAP Ladder League

May - Wednesdays (8, 15, 22, & 29)  

June - Thursdays (6, 13, 20, & 27) 

July - Wednesdays (10, 17 24, & 31) 

August - Thursdays (1, 8. 15, & 22 ) 

FINALS - Thursdays, August 29

Courts 1 - 6 are reserved from 3:30 - 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in May and July, and Thursdays in June and August

LAP Ladies' Round Robin

Wednesdays for 3.5+ Players at 12:30 p.m.

Thursdays for 3.0 Players at 12:30 p.m.

Courts 1 - 6 are reserved from 12:30 - 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays 

Ludington Classic Tournament 2024 

Powered by Debby Stevenson of Greenridge Realty

September 6, 7, & 8, 2024

Registration opens on April 1

Registration Fee $85

Registrants receive a tournament T-shirt.

Friday- Women’s Doubles 

Saturday- Mixed Doubles 

Sunday - Men’s Doubles 

Ludington Pickleball on Facebook

Connect with other Ludington players!

Share our love of Pickleball and friendships, old and new!

Ludington Area Pickleball Membership

Search for Ludington Pickleball Club to join. 

$25/annually 

Leagues, indoor play, and a supportive community!

Ludington Classic Tournament 2024 

September 6 - 8, 2024

Pickleball Central

Use coupon code CRLudington at checkout to receive 5% off your purchase. An additional 5% of your purchase will go to our Ludington Pickleball Club!

Borrow a Paddle!

Our local Girl Scout Troop has donated four pickleball paddles and four pickleballs to the Mason County District Library in Ludington!

They are available for checkout for up to three days.  All you need is a library card!

If you're thinking about pickleball, here's your chance to try it out before buying a pickleball paddle!

Member Mixer - June 8

Though it rained, we were able to play a few games of pickleball for the 2024 Member Member benefiting the Lakeshore Food Club. Thank you to Members of the Social Committee especially Julie Lowing and Karen Fredrickson and their team for their part in organizing the Member -Member. Thank you to Katie Provenzano and Carol Henke for organizing the court and partner assignments for the day. Thank you to Carman Chapman and her team for gathering prize donations. And THANK YOU to the business of Ludington who generously supported the event by supplying gifts and prizes. Though we were unable to complete play it was still a fun mixer and everyone was a winner!!! ~ PJ Smith, LAP President

Sponsors and Donors!


Safe Harbor Credit Union - Provided event shirts and lunch to all participants! 


Adora Studio of Hair ● AmberNicole Salon ● Applebee's ● Biggby coffee ● Brad Chapman, State Farm ● Café 106 ● Carmike Harbor Cinema 8 ● Cedar Chest ● Chamber Alliance of Mason County ● Cluck Bucket ● Cottage Works ● Culver's ● Dairy Queen ● Dreamweaver Lure Co. ● Glik's ● Gordy's Skate Co ● Grateful Heart ● Harbor Front Family Chiropractors, LLC ● Gustufson's Greenhouse ● Hemlock Golf Club ● Home Depot ● House of Flavors ● Hungry Howie's ● Lake Michigan Carferry ● Ludington Area Centre for the Arts ● Ludington Beverage ● Ludington Meat Company ● Mason County District Library ● Maurices ● Meijer ● My Happy Place ● Old Hamlin Restaurant ● O'Reilly Auto Parts ● Patty Jordan-Smith, LPGA ● Pierrot Hair Design ● Provisions ● Rosaleen-Activewear ● Sherwin Williams ● Sister Bees ● The Great Lakes Rocklicker ● Starving Artist ● The Hangar ● Todd & Brad Reed Photography ● WESCO ● West Shore Bank ● West Shore Community College ● WMOM

Pentwater vs. Ludington Pickleball Challenge. 

Huge thanks to the Pentwater Tennis and Pickleball Club for organizing the first Pentwater vs. Ludington Pickleball Challenge! It was a close competition, with Pentwater winning 28 games to Ludington's 26. Congrats to all the players for great sportsmanship and some amazing pickleball! We can't wait for next year's event, which will be hosted by Ludington!

Ludington Area Pickleball Member Leagues

LAP is dedicated to promoting the sport of Pickleball in the Ludington area. The organization offers a variety of programs and events for players of all ages and skill levels, including beginner lessons, leagues, dedicated drop-in play times, and tournaments. You must be an active member to participate in leagues and round robins.  

LAP volunteers played pickleball in the Freedom Festival Grand Parade!