The Ultimate Guide to Pickleball in St. Tammany

Pickleball’s popularity has surged across the nation, and St. Tammany Parish is no exception to this trend. With a growing community of players and enthusiasts, our region has seen an increase in the number of places to play, learn, and embrace all things pickleball. Whether you’re a seasoned player seeking an intense singles or doubles match or a beginner eager to refine your skills through private clinics and group lessons, this guide highlights the best places to hit the courts in St. Tammany.

Lessons, Clinics & Membership at Money Hill 

While Money Hill’s courts are exclusively available to members, our clinics and group lessons welcome the public. Wade Partridge, our Director of Racquets, stands out as a USPTA certified Tennis Pro and one of Louisiana’s first PPR certified Pickleball Pros. Having collaborated with top national tennis and pickleball coaches and won numerous pickleball championships across the country, Wade is a true expert in the field. He offers adult and junior clinics, as well as private and group lessons for both racquet sports. Don’t miss his popular Pickleball 101 class, perfect for beginners!

Money Hill is also in the process of expanding its pickleball facilities, with the construction of eight new individually enclosed courts with LED lighting set to be completed this summer. This addition will complement the existing four lighted outdoor courts, bringing the total to an impressive 12 courts.

For those interested in becoming a part of the Money Hill community, our social membership is priced at $197/month per family. This membership grants access to the fitness center, pool, all racquet courts, and the clubhouse. Members are also permitted to bring guests, while non-members can participate in weekly tennis and pickleball classes and private lessons at special rates.

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Courts at Pelican Park

The Groves at Pelican Par, a mainstay for community athletics on the Northshore in Mandeville, has 8 outdoor lighted pickleball courts. Participants are asked to bring their own equipment (paddles and balls) to open play.

Public Courts in Mandeville

The City of Mandeville has recently transformed the 100 block of Katherine Parkway in the Golden Glen subdivision, replacing tennis courts with state-of-the-art public pickleball courts. These courts are fenced and equipped with LED lighting for nighttime play.

Coquille Parks & Recreation

Located on Highway 1085 in Covington, Coquille Parks and Recreation Center offers four outdoor pickleball courts available for reservation online for a one-time fee. 

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John Slidell Park 

John Slidell Park in Slidell features 3 free indoor courts accessible to the public. While the lines are permanently marked, players are required to bring their own nets. It was recently announced that construction of twelve additional pickleball courts at this facility is currently underway and expected to be completed by fall.


Stone Creek Club & Spa in Covington has five outdoor hard courts exclusively designed for pickleball open to their members. The courts feature permanent lines and nets, with amenities including restrooms, a pro shop for equipment, water, and lighting for nighttime play. 

Abita Gym

At Abita Gym (Recreation District 11), the basketball court is available for pickleball during open gym hours and on Sunday afternoons. Participants should bring their paddles and set up and dismantle the pickleball equipment as needed.


Franco’s, a private athletic club in Mandeville, offers six outdoor hard courts with permanent lines and nets reserved exclusively for pickleball. Membership is a prerequisite for playing on these courts.

St. Tammany Parish is rapidly becoming a pickleball hub, offering a variety of venues catering to players of all skill levels. Whether you’re looking to join a league, take lessons, or simply enjoy a casual game with friends, there’s a court waiting for you in our vibrant community. From the expanding facilities at Money Hill to the public courts in Mandeville and the exclusive offerings at private clubs, the options are plentiful! 

To sign up for a pickleball clinic or private lesson at Money Hill, contact Wade Partridge at or 985-373-5327. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Greg Klemp at: 985-709-8426 or

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