Lakeside Country Club offers you an opportunity to participate in the fastest growing sport in America: Pickleball! In the summer of 2018, the Club completed construction of two outdoor pickleball courts perched on a hill with scenic views. The courts have been filled with sounds of pickleballs and laughter ever since.
The pickleball courts are open to all golfing members of the Club. In addition, for non-golfers the Club offers both individual and family pickleball memberships. Please contact the business office for full details.
Member players can contact the Pro Shop at (315) 536-7252 to schedule play when the courts are not reserved for Club Events (including Open Play). Paddles are available for rent.
Lakeside's Ellen Gibbs Matson Pickleball Courts
So what is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a paddle sport that is similar in some ways to tennis, badminton, racquetball, and ping-pong. It is usually played as a “doubles” game with 4 players, and can also be played as a “singles” game. It is a fun game designed for all levels of skilled players, from beginners to advanced. The game was created by three families in Seattle, WA many years ago and the first court was in a backyard. As the story goes, it was given the name “pickleball” because a pet dog Pickles loved to chase the balls. There are now national and international professional pickleball organizations!
Download this PDF for a brief intro to the basic rules of Pickleball so you're ready when you're on the courts!