The Decatur Athletic Club offers pickleball, a fun and exciting combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Our certified PPR Coach will get you up to speed with drills and practice sessions, as well as introductory courses. Come join the fun and start playing pickleball today!

Pickleball Court Reservations

  • Only members and those with the pickleball passport can reserve courts.
  • Courts may be reserved up to seven days in advance.
  • DAC clinics, lessons, tournaments, and special events take precedence when reserving courts.
  • Reservations must be cancelled no later than four hours in advance or a cancellation fee will be charged.
  • From Memorial Day through Labor Day there are no court fees for members or those who have the pickleball passport.
Primetime rates 1 person paying 2 people paying 4 people paying
Member rate per hour$20$10$5
Primetime hours (Labor Day through Memorial Day only)
Monday - Thursday8 a.m. - 12 p.m.4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. - 12 p.m.4 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Saturday8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Learn to Play Pickleball

Specialized Lessons

One-hour lessons can either be private or in small groups with two, three, or four students. Discounts are provided when purchasing groups of six lessons.

For specialized lessons, please contact DAC at info@dacfit.org.

Lesson Rates Member - 1 Lesson Member - 6 Lessons Non-member - 1 Lesson Non-member - 6 Lessons

Special Classes

Participants need to register by 7 p.m. the night before a special class. If registering late, please email Peggy at peggy@dacfit.org to check availability.

Intro to Pickleball (Most Fridays)

Members: FREE | Non-members: $10

This class is for the novice who has never played pickleball or needs a refresher. All the basic aspects will be covered. Pre-registration is required to attend and is limited to four players. All equipment is provided.

Permanent Court Time

  • $20 per hour per court for the entire season, Labor Day to Memorial Day.
  • Permanent court time can only be purchased by a member and the individual must be a member through the entire season or the permanent court time will be forfeited with no refund.
  • The amount will be divided into two payments, one at the beginning and the second on January 1st.
  • If wanting permanent court time after the season has begun, the payment will be pro-rated.
  • There is no additional charge to non-members when they play with a member during that member’s permanent court time. However, the non-member would still need to purchase a guest or visitor pass for that day.
  • Permanent court time can be reserved for any time the club is open but must be the same time on a weekly basis.
  • DAC clinics, lessons, tournaments, and special events take precedence.
  • On rare occasions when a DAC event conflicts with one’s permanent court time, then the member will be offered another time slot or have their account credited for that time slot.
  • Contact the DAC office for permanent court reservations.

Do you have suggestions or questions about pickleball at DAC? We'd love to hear from you!