Pickleball

Learn to Play Pickleball Clinics •  Most Saturdays through Dec. 30, 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 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.

Upcoming Zoo Town Pickleball Events
 

Open Play


Monthly Pickleball Schedule
   
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.
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Pickleball

Tournaments

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Zoo Town Showdown
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Frost Fever Sat, Jan 27, 2018 Sun, Jan 21, 2018
Clover Showdown Sun, Mar 25, 2018 Sun, Mar 18, 2018
Spring Fling Sun, Apr 29, 2018 Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Get Your Dink On Fri-Sun, Jun 1-3, 2018 Sun, May 13, 2018
Montana Open Fri-Sun, Aug 3-5, 2018 Sun, Jul 15, 2018
Pickleball

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.