Asheville’s hottest sports leagues to join this summer

yellow baseballs, batting helmet and baseball bat laying on field

Don’t miss out! Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has incredible sports leagues and fitness activities for adults, teens, and kids of all skill levels this summer.

APR sports are safe, welcoming, and organized with experienced, impartial referees and umpires where the focus is on building community through healthy competition. If you’re interested in getting paid to ref, email or call (828) 545-1644.

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Adult Athletics

Unless otherwise noted, contact Maria Young at or (828) 251-4026 for more info.


Asheville Adult Sports Leagues

Over 35 Men’s Softball, $40 per player

Registration ends Junes 17, games played Wednesday from July 10-August 7

Teams play one game each week at Crump Shiloh Center followed by a single elimination playoff to decide league champions.


Pickleball Doubles, $25 per team

Registration ends June 24, men play Tuesday and women play Thursday from July 16-August 15

Play in 3.0 and 3.5 divisions on outdoor courts at Murphy-Oakley Center.


Co-ed Softball, $400 per team

Registration opens July 9, games played Thursday beginning August 15 

Upper/Middle and Lower divisions play at Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Crump Shiloh Center.


Co-ed Over 40 Basketball, $60 per player

Registration opens July 9, games played Tuesday from August 20-October 8 

Players placed on teams based on height, position, and skill level for games at Crump Shiloh Center.


Men’s Softball, $600 per team

Registration opens July 9, games played Monday and Wednesday starting August 26

Play in Upper/Middle and Lower divisions at Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Crump Shiloh Center.


Clinics & Special Events

Tennis Clinic, $25 per person for two-week session (meets twice each week)

Registration opens June 17, clinics held each Tuesday and Thursday from July 9-18 from 9:30-11am

Instructional clinics for beginners and intermediate players teach the basics and build on skills in each class on outdoor courts at Murphy-Oakley Center.

FitVerse, $15 per person

Registration ends July 12, meets on August 2 and August 16 from 7-8pm

Tap into your adventurous side with the VZfit virtual reality fitness routine at Avery Montford Center. Possibilities are limitless from boarding through the Alps or biking from Maine to California. For more info, contact Seth Jackson at or (828) 253-3714.


Adult Kickball & Picnic, $10 per person

Registration ends July 29, game and picnic on August 4 from 1-3pm 

Gear up for an epic summer day all about fun, friends, and friendly competition on the ballfield. After the kickball game, chill out and enjoy a relaxing picnic at Avery Montford Center. For more info, contact Seth Jackson at or (828) 253-3714.



Youth Athletics

Unless otherwise noted, contact Jay Houston at or (828) 259-5611 for more info.


Asheville Youth Sports Leagues

Teen Basketball, $15 per player

Registration ends June 17, teams practice and/or play games once or twice each week on Tuesday and Thursday from June 18-August 8

All talent levels welcome in this league dedicated to building skills and developing confidence at Crump Shiloh Center.


Fall Baseball & T-ball, $25-$50 per player

Registration ends August 1, teams practice once or twice each week beginning August 12 with games from September 5-October 12

Leagues focused on fundamentals of baseball and teamwork.


Clinics & Special Events

Let’s Wrestle, $15 per person for four-week session (meets three times each week)

Sign up for one session (June 10-July 12 or July 15-August 16) by start date, class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Young wrestlers learn fundamentals of wrestling and experienced wrestlers improve technique at Grant Southside Center. For more info, contact Chris Leamon at or (828) 507-9503.


Teen Basketball Skills, Free

Register by start date, clinics meet on June 15 and July 13

Work on passing, dribbling, shooting, defense, reactions, and reads on the outdoor court at Burton Street Center. For more info, contact Eddie Gardner at or (828) 507-6029.



Open Gym

Time scheduled for organized drop-in, pick-up, and open community games at locations around Asheville. For more info, contact or (828) 259-5800. All are free unless noted.


Indoor Basketball

Grant Southside Center

  • Ages 16+ Only
    • Thursday, 6-9pm
    • Sunday, 1-4pm
  • All Ages
    • Wednesday, 4-6pm
    • Sunday, 4-6pm

Crump Shiloh Center

  • Monday, 6:15-8:45pm
  • Saturday, 2:30-5:45pm
  • Sunday, 1-5:45pm

Stephens-Lee Center

  • Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Saturday, 1:30-5:30pm

Avery Montford Center

  • Thursday, 6-9pm
  • Sunday, 4-6pm


Indoor Volleyball

Grant Southside Center

  • Saturday, 11:30am-4:30pm


Indoor Pickleball

$3 per session or purchase a Pickle Pass for $10 for 10 visits or $20 for 25 visits

Crump Shiloh Center

  • Friday, 6-8pm
  • Saturday, 10am-2pm

Stephens-Lee Center

  • Monday, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm (advanced)
  • Sunday, 3:45-5:45pm (beginner/intermediate)


Outdoor Summer Skate Nights, Free 

Jam to the music on the outdoor rink in Carrier Park on the first and fourth Friday of the month.

  • June 7 and June 28
  • July 5 and July 26
  • August 2 and August 23



Fitness Centers

Community members can sign up online or at any community center to receive a fitness center key fob that can be scanned at Crump Shiloh Center and Stephens-Lee Center for access to cardio equipment, exercise machines, and free weights.

High school students and adults ages 60 and over receive free annual passes. For those outside of these groups, annual memberships are just $50 for Asheville residents or $75 for a family of up to four people. 


Looking for More Asheville Recreation Opportunities?

APR team members offer more than 100 opportunities for community members of all ages to explore each week including line dancing, Zumba, salsa, and senior fitness classes. Use these resources to find opportunities: