Northville Pickleball Club Set to Open in 2025, Offer Stadium Court for Tournaments

A new indoor pickleball complex planned for Northville Township is set to be the largest in Michigan and one of the premier facilities in the country, according to the organizers.
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A new indoor pickleball complex is scheduled to open in Northville Township in 2025. // Rendering courtesy of Northville Pickleball Club

A new indoor pickleball complex planned for Northville Township is set to be the largest in Michigan and one of the premier facilities in the country, according to the organizers.

Northville Pickleball Club will span 50,000 square feet and offer 16 state-of-the-art courts (including a Stadium Court for tournaments, professional exhibitions, and matches). It is scheduled to open in 2025. No cost was provided for the project.

The project is a partnership between Ward Church, private investment, and public input. The club will be located on the Ward Church campus at 40000 Six Mile Road (northwest area of Six Mile and Haggerty roads).

The club is geared to players of all skill levels, as well as those who are interested in learning how to play. Other features include:

  • Daily open play for court rental
  • Level-specific session play for beginners, 2.5-5.0 and advanced skill level players
  • Availability for weekly planned and scheduled groups and Leagues
  • Clinics, lessons and 1:1 Instruction from a team of Pickleball Pro’s on staff
  • Pro Shop with pickleball equipment and clothing from leading and local brands
  • Locker rooms for players pre and post-play use
  • Café featuring light snacks and beverages
  • Meeting Rooms available for parties, team building, and business meetings
  • Player Lounge for socialization and tournaments

“I’m thrilled that Northville will be home to this and grateful our residents will have this amenity in the community,” says Mark Abbo, Northville Township Supervisor. “Pickleball has grown so quickly and the addition of the Northville Pickleball Club will provide residents with access to a world-class facility.”

Northville Pickleball Club is the realization of majority partners and local residents Mike Schmitt, Mike Kowalczyk, and Christy Howden, co-owner and CEO of Wolverine Pickleball in Ann Arbor. The trio has traveled the country to gather ideas from other pickleball facilities.

“Northville Pickleball Club will be a creation of a new community that fosters relationships, both new ones and long-time friends. A place for new players to feel welcome and start their pickleball journey with lessons and play times with other new players and experienced players to find competitive play. We will have options for all levels of pickleball skill,” says Howden.

Senior Pastor of Ward Church Scott McKee says, “We don’t look at ourselves as just a church building with worship services on Sundays. We want to be good neighbors and an integral part of the fabric of the local community — all week long, all year long. We want to serve our neighboring community. And we try and use our building and grounds to that end.”

Northville Pickleball Club will feature Open Play as well as membership options with various leagues, classes, lessons, 1:1 teaching from professionals, and an assortment of daily events available for social or competitive play.

The facility is expected to break ground this summer. Cunningham-Limp in Farmington Hills is leading the design, development, and construction of the project.

For more information, visit northvillepbclub.com/.