Pickleball

Open Play
Monthly Pickleball Open Play schedule
Pickleball Players
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 the Fort Missoula Pickleball/Tennis courts 1 & 2. Four permanent pickleball court lines are painted on two tennis courts. Outdoor open play sessions are offered at no cost thanks to our volunteer Ambassadors!

Indoor Open Play sessions are played at the Sports & Wellness Center (gym located inside the City Life Community Center) located at 1515 Fairview Ave. Cost is $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.

Additional Information
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
June 9, July 14, August 11, September 3, and October 13
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. Clinics are free. For ages 12+. Clinics meet the second Monday of each month at the Fort Missoula tennis courts. Pre-registration is appreciated. 

Summer Challenge Ladder
May 1 - October 1, Wednesdays 6pm-8pm
Meet and play other comparably skilled players. Choose from a variety of different ladders: Men’s & Women’s Singles and Co-Rec Doubles. You can sign up for as many ladders for which you qualify. 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 for the following week will be available each Friday. $15 per participant, $12 with CityCard. 

Summer Ladder Registration Form

For more information on ladder leagues, visit the USAPA website (www.usapa.org), click on tournaments, then ladder leagues http://www.usapa.org/ladder-leagues/

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. 

Additional Resources