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.
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. Open Play sessions are $5/person. Purchase a 10-session punch card for $40, or a 20-session punch card for $70.
Parks and Recreation will provide the nets, paddles, and balls for each session,
or bring your own paddle and/or ball.
If you are interested in placing your name on the sub list, please email Ryan Yearous or call him at 552-6266.
Learn to Play Clinics
Join us for free 1-hour Learn to Play clinics throughout the winter months. 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. Please look at the Learn to Play Clinic Schedule.
Register as as team or individual for this 8-week league. Teams consist of two players. Individuals will be paired up with a teammate, when available. Each week, teams will play for an hour with a best two-of-three match and each game to fifteen. This is a sub list should you be unable to play one week or more. The regular season will be 8 weeks with tournament play to follow. Registration Form
Dates: Jan. 11 - Mar. 23
Meets at: Sports and Wellness Center (1515 Fairview Ave.)
Fees: $55 per participant on or before Jan. 6.
$65 per participant on or after Jan. 7. Late registration accepted only if space is available.
Deadline: Monday, January 6 by 7:30pm
Co-Rec Open #5066 Intermediate to Proficient
Co-Rec Novice #5067 Beginner
Mandatory Captains' Meeting on Thursday, January 9 at the Sports and Wellness Center at 6pm.
Come play with friends and learn a bit more about what if feels like to participate in a tournament setting. All levels welcome. Tournament format will depend on the number of teams and skill levels registered, but generally involve pool play/single-elimination play, or a true double-elimination bracket. Tournament registration is due one week before each tournament. Games are scheduled 12pm-6pm. Fee is $15 per participant.
Tournaments are on the following days:
Sunday, Dec. 15
Sunday, Mar. 23
Sunday, Apr. 24