Open Play

Monthly Pickleball Schedule

Join us for active, fun, and social Open Play sessions! All levels of Pickleball players will enjoy the opportunity to work on their game with a variety of players.

Outdoor Open Play sessions are played at Fort Missoula Tennis Courts May-September. Open Play sessions are free. 

 Indoor Open Play sessions are played at the Sports & Wellness Center at 1515 Fairview Ave October-April. 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 provides the nets, paddles, and balls for each session, or bring your own paddle and/or ball.

Additional Information

If you are interested in receiving more information about Zoo Town Pickleball, please email Ryan Yearous or call him at 552-6266.
2016 Ladder League - Full Courts

Montana Open Pickleball Tournament

August 5-7, Friday-Sunday

Join us for the biggest Pickleball showdown in western Montana. We are excited to host the 3rd annual Montana Open and invite all of our Pickleball friends from around the state and/or region to join. We will be offering Mixed Doubles, Men's & Women's Doubles, and Men's & Women's Singles events. For tentative schedule and more information, please see the registration form. 

Registration Form and Information
Hotel/Motel Options

Big thanks to our sponsors and donors of the 2016 MT Open Pickleball Tournament 
Selkirk Sport
Pickleball Central
Loose Caboose
Great Burn Brewing
Bob Wards 
Check out the MT Open Pickleball Tournament event on the Sports & Wellness Facebook page. 
Pickleball Central Logo
Deadline to register Wednesday, July 20 by 7pm at Currents Aquatics Center
Fee: $25 for first event, $5 for each additional event

Summer Challenge Ladder

Meet and play other comparably skilled payers. Sign up an an individual, and you'll be grouped in 4's each week based on your total points earned. You'll play 3 games to 15 while playing with and against everyone in your group. Join the ladder any time before the 5th week of the session. The sooner you join, the more games you can play. Ladder games will be played each Wednesday, and schedules will be mailed each week. 
Session I: May 4 - July 13
Session II: July 20 - September 28
Game Days and times: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
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.
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. For ages 12+. Pre-registration is appreciated. Learn to Play 

Sports & Wellness Center: 1515 Fairview Ave
Fort Missoula Tennis Courts: South side of the park, near 3205 Fort Missoula Rd. 

           Learn to Play Dates

Fee Time Location
August 8 FREE Monday, 6:30pm Fort Missoula Tennis Courts
September 12  FREE Monday, 5:30pm Fort Missoula Tennis Courts

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.

Round Robin
Sundays 2-5pm
Join us for a leveled round robin on Sundays. 
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Participants will be split up levels 4.5+, 4.0, 3.5+, 3.5, and 2.5-3.0.
  • Players may need to sign up for the level which best fits their skill sets. For more information reqarding the rating system, please visit USAPA website
  • Round Robin schedules will be provided at the event.
  • Play will occur at the Sports & Wellness Center and the Fairgrounds. Different levels will rotate between the two locations. 
  • Sign up through signupgenius.com. When you get to the search page, type in the email box ryearous@ci.missoula.mt.us and type in the correct text for the captcha, then hit search. See sign up instructions.
  • The Sunday Round Robin will max out at 40 players. 
  • Please be respectful of other players when registering. Please do not sign up for a slot if you are not going to be able to attend. Please remove yourself from the sign up list if you cannot attend after signing up. 

Pickleball Paloozas


Fort Missoula Pickleball Courts

Saturday, September 24, 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. Best of all, this event is FREE, so bring your friends and family.