Pickleball

Pickleball

What Is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a fun court sport played on a badminton-sized court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball, similar to a whiffle ball, and wood or composite paddles about twice the size of ping-pong paddles. It can be played indoors or outdoors and is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast- paced, competitive game for experienced players. In addition to being fun, the game has developed a reputation for its friendly and social nature. 

How it is Played

Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles. New players can learn the game quickly in a single session. No special apparel is needed, just something comfortable and appropriate for a court sport. Equipment is inexpensive and easily portable. It can be played at a leisurely pace or at a highly competitive level—making it ideal for all ages and abilities.

Open Play
Monthly Pickleball Open Play schedule

Join us for active, fun, and social Open Play sessions! Beginner to advanced Pickleball players will enjoy the opportunity to learn the sport and/or work on their game with a wide variety of players.

Outdoor Open Play sessions are played at Fort Missoula Tennis Courts. Open Play sessions are free. 
Indoor Open Play sessions are played at the Sports & Wellness Center at 1515 Fairview Ave. Fee is $5 per person per visit, or purchase a punch card and save. $40 for a 10-session punch card, $70 for a 20-session punch card, and $90 for a 30-session punch card. 

Parks and Recreation will provide the nets, paddles, and balls for each session, or bring your own paddle and/or ball.

Additional Information
If you are interested in placing your name on the sub list, please email Ryan Yearous or call him at 552-6266.
Pickleball
Learn to Play Clinics
Join us for 1-hour Learn to Play clinics. Staff will be on hand to teach you the basics of the game and get you ready to attend our Open Play sessions and/or League play. All necessary equipment (paddles, nets, balls) will be available to use during the clinics. Schedule is subject to change. Clinics are free. For ages 12+. Clinics meet the second Monday of each month at Fort Missoula Tennis Courts. Pre-registration is appreciated.

           Learn to Play Dates

Date
Location Fee Time
September 14
Fort Missoula FREE 6-8pm
October 10 Sports & Wellness Center
1515 Fairview Ave.
$5 1-3pm
November 14 Sports & Wellness Center
1515 Fairview Ave.
$5 1-3pm
December 12 Sports & Wellness Center
1515 Fairview Ave.
$5 1-3pm
Summer Challenge Ladder
Meet and play other comparably skilled players. Sign up as an individual and you’ll be grouped in 4’s each week based on your total point percentage. You’ll play 3 games to 15 while playing with and against everyone in your group. Join the ladder any time before September 1, but the sooner you register, the more games you can play! Ladder games will be played each Wednesday and schedules will be emailed each week.

Session II: July 22 - September 30

Games played on Wednesday, 6-8pm
Fee is $15 per participant per session. 
Fall Ladder League
October 10 - December 19, Saturdays, 9-11am
Put your pickleball skills to the test with similarly skilled players. Ladders are a fun way to compete with fellow pickleball players. Ladder participants play one match per week, and move up or down the ladder based on their overall points earned. We will group foursomes each week based on your point percentage. You will move up or down the ladder and play with similarly skilled players. Fee is $35 per participant. Meets at the Sports & Wellness Center at 1515 Fairview Ave. The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 7. 
Pickleball Palooza
October 3, 10am - 12pm
Join us for a celebration of another great season of outdoor Pickleball in Missoula! We’ll introduce the sport to beginners and play a fun round robin with experienced players. All equipment will be provided by Missoula Parks and Recreation. Best of all, the event is FREE, so bring your friends and family. At Fort Missoula tennis courts.
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