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.
|Apr. 9||$5||Saturday, 1-3pm||Sports & Wellness Center|
|May 9||FREE||Monday, 6:30pm||Fort Missoula Tennis Courts|
|June 13||FREE||Monday, 6:30pm||Fort Missoula Tennis Courts|
|July 11||FREE||Monday, 6:30pm||Fort Missoula Tennis Courts|
|August 8||FREE||Monday, 6:30pm||Fort Missoula Tennis Courts|
|September 12||FREE||Monday, 5:30pm||Fort Missoula Tennis Courts|
|Spring Fling||Apr. 24||Sports & Wellness Center|
|Get Your Dink On||June 4||Fort Missoula Park|
|Deadline to register||Wednesday, July 20 by 7pm at Currents Aquatics Center|
|Fee:||$25 for first event, $5 for each additional event|
|Session I:||May 4 - July 13|
|Session II:||July 30 - September 28|
|Game Days and times:||Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Times change to 5-7pm beginning September 7 due to shorter days.
|Fee:||$15 per participant, per session|
|Registration:||Register by calling 721-PARK with a Visa or MasterCard, or stop in to Currents Aquatics Center.|