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 December 30, from 1:15-2:45 p.m. The registration fee is $5, please pre-register online or phone 721-PARK.
Level 1 clinics meet Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Dec. 23.
Level 2 clinics meet Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Dec. 16 and Dec. 30. No clinics on Nov. 18, 25 and Dec. 9.
View the monthly pickleball schedule online.
|Tournament||Tournament Date||Deadline||Activ. #|
Zoo Town Showdown
|Sun, Dec 17, 2017||Dec 10||1351609|
|Sat, Jan 20, 2018||Jan 15||1351901|
|Sun, Mar 25, 2018||Mar 18||1351611|
|Sun, Apr 29, 2018||Apr 22||1351608|
|Get Your Dink On||Fri-Sun, Jun 1-3, 2018||May 13|
|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.
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.