Spring Pickleball Events

Open Play

Monthly Pickleball Schedule

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

Outdoor Open Play sessions are played at Fort Missoula Tennis Courts May-September. Open Play sessions are free. 

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. 

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.
2016 Ladder League - Full Courts

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.


Tournament Tournament Date Registration Deadline
Frost Fever Saturday, January 28 Saturday, January 21
Clover Showdown Sunday, March 26 Sunday, March 19
Spring Fling Sunday, April 30 Sunday, April 23

Ladder League

Saturdays, January 7 - March 25, 9 - 11am

A fun way to compete with fellow pickleball players. Play one match per week, and move up or down the ladder based on your overall points earned each week. Foursomes will be grouped each week based on scores. You'll move up and down the ladder, and eventually settle into play at your skill level. As players improve, you'll move up the ladder. 
Deadline to register is Wednesday, January 4. Fee is $35 for the entire session. 

Learn to Play Clinics

Meets Saturdays 1:15-2:45pm, dates above. $5 per participant per date. Meets at Sports & Wellness Center in the City Life Community Center at 1515 Fairview Ave.
January 7
January 21
February 4
February 18
March 4
March 18
April 8
April 22