Pickleball & Badminton

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Open Play

Monthly Pickleball Schedule

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

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. Cards and passes can be purchased at Currents Aquatics Center

Outdoor Open Play sessions are played at Playfair Park Tennis Courts May-early October. Open Play session fees are $2 per person per visit, $15 for a 10-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, join the Pickleball email list

You may also e-mail Ryan Yearous or phone Ryan at 552-6266.

Learn to Play Pickleball Clinics

Most Saturdays through April 28, ages 12 and up

Join us for 90-minute Learn to Play Pickleball clinics at the Sports and Wellness Gym in City Life, 1515 Fairview. Parks and Recreation and Zoo Town Pickleball players will teach you the basics of the game and get you ready to attend our Open Play sessions and other events.

Level 1 clinics are for players who are new to the game, and Level II clinics are for beginning to intermediate players looking to sharpen their skills. All necessary equipment (paddles, balls, nets) are available to use during the clinic. Grab a friend, register for a clinic, and enjoy a fun new sport!

Clinics meet most Saturdays through April 28, from 1:15-2:45 p.m. The registration fee is $5, please pre-register online or phone 721-PARK. 

Level 1 clinics meet  Mar. 3, Mar. 17, Mar. 31, Apr. 14, Apr. 28 

Level 2 clinics meet  Mar. 10, Mar. 24, Apr. 7, Apr. 21.

View the monthly pickleball schedule online.


Pickleball Tournaments

Tournament Tournament Date Deadline Activ. #
Clover Showdown
Mens' doubles
Womens' doubles
Sun, Mar 25, 2018 Mar 18 1351611
Spring Fling
Mixed doubles
Sun, Apr 29, 2018 Apr 22 1351608
Get Your Dink On Fri-Sun, Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2018 May 13 register @ pbt.com
Montana Open Fri-Sun, Aug 3-5, 2018 Jul 15  

To register for tournaments: Webtrac online registration, 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.

Badminton Open Play • Saturdays, ages 12+

Join us for active, fun, and 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.

 Meets Saturdays, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Parks and Recreation’s Sports and Wellness Gym, 1515 Fairview, inside the City Life Community Center. The session fee is $5 per adult participant, $3 for youth. 

 Monthly gym schedules


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.