Pickleball

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Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports the Missoula valley and Parks and Recreation is pleased to continue our popular Open Play sessions, Learn to Play clinics, and Ladder League. We’ll have another great season of outdoor play at the brand new courts at Fort Missoula Regional Park & Playfair parks, and the 5th annual Montana Open Tournament! 

Pickleball has been compared to a miniature version of tennis and an oversized game of Ping Pong played on a Badminton-sized court. The game is played with composite paddles and a whiffle ball. It’s the ideal game, full of action and fun for all ages!


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Open Play


Monthly Pickleball Schedule
Updated Open Play Level Descriptions
    
Join us for active, fun, social Open Play sessions! Beginner to advanced players will enjoy the opportunity to learn the sport and/or work on their game with a variety of competitors. We’ll provide the nets, paddles and balls for each session; or bring your own paddle and ball. Monthly schedules subject to change.


Learn to Play Pickleball Clinics

Most Saturdays through Sept. 24, ages 12+

Join us for 1-hour Learn to Play clinics! Parks and Recreation staff and/or Zoo Town Pickleball players 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, balls, nets) will be available to use during the clinic. Registration required. If you’ve never played pickleball, this is the place to start. View the monthly pickleball schedule online.

Activity # 2351600  At FMRP Pickleball/Tennis Courts

Pre-registration required, fee $5

DateSectionDateSection
May 7
01July 2306
May 21
02Aug 607
June 4
03Aug 2008
June 18
04Sept 1009
July 905Sept 2410


Summer Ladder Leagues

Meet and play other comparably skilled players while moving up and down the ladder based on your combined scores each week. Choose from Co-Rec Doubles on Wednesdays and/or Co-Rec Singles on Thursdays. Schedules will be emailed to participants each week prior to matches.  

Dates
Offered in 2 sessions, dates below
Game Times
Co-Rec Doubles: Wed. 6-8pm
Makeups Thurs.
Co-Rec Singles: Thurs. 6-8pm
Makeups Tues.
Fee
$35 per participant/session
Activity #2351605
LocationFMRP Tennis/Pickleball Complex
SectionLeagueDayDates
01DoublesWedMay 9-Jul 18*
02SinglesThurMay 10-Jul 19*
03DoublesWedJul 25-Oct 3**
04Co-RecThurJul 26-Oct 4**
*No league July 4-5
**Time changes to 5-7pm, Aug. 22 - Oct. 4
Pickleball

Pickleball Tournaments

Tournament Tournament Date Deadline Activ. #
Clover Showdown
Mens' doubles
Womens' doubles
Sun, Mar 25, 2018 Mar 18 1351611
register 
Spring Fling
Mixed doubles
Sun, Apr 29, 2018 Apr 22 1351608
register
Get Your Dink On Fri. - Sun.
Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2018
June 15 register
Montana Open Fri. - Sun
Aug 3-5, 2018
Jul 16 2351607

Pickleball Paloozas

Saturday, September 29, 10am – 12pm FMRP

Join us to celebrate 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, Paloozas are FREE, so bring your friends and family.

Zootown Pickleball Ambassadors

We are looking for volunteers to work in groups and facilitate outdoor Pickleball open play time for the Missoula community.  Stay tuned for more detailed information regarding the ambassador/court hosting program. For more information, please e-mail apetschauer@ci.missoula.mt.us.

More Information

Would you like to be in the know about Missoula Pickleball? Send an e-mail to apetschauer@ci.missoula.mt.us to be added to the Pickleball e-mail list. You will receive updates regarding league play, open sessions, and anything else related to Pickleball in Missoula and Montana.

To register for indoor tournaments: Webtrac online registration, for Get Your Dink On register here. Montana Open registration coming soon. For indoor tournaments, also phone 721-PARK, or stop by Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park. If you're new to our online registration system, please call 721-PARK (7275) to get your new account set up.

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.