Pickleball

What do you get when you combine tennis, badminton, and ping-pong? Only the greatest game ever named after a dog: pickleball! A hybrid of badminton, tennis, and table-tennis pickleball is a 3-in-1 game, played with wooden paddles and a perforated plastic ball in a normal Badminton court or on any hard surface with a 3-foot net. It's an exciting way for people of all ages to stay active and to meet new people! 

We offer 6 indoor Pickleball courts at Whitney Recreation Center; cost is $3.25 (plus tax) per session, or 20 pass punch cards are available for $50.00 plus tax. Visit the gym office for more info on schedules, leagues and lessons.

And, seasonally, check out our outdoor courts at Calvary Hill Park! Nets will be set up in mid-April (weather permitting); courts are available 8:00 a.m. until dusk.
Calvary Hill Pickleball

Whitney Recreation Center Court Schedule


General pickleball schedule will be*:
Day   Dates Time 
 Mon-Fri Year Round 7am - 1pm
Wednesdays Year Round 5:30 - 8:30pm
*Schedule subject to change; additionally, pickleball is available any time we have open gym scheduled. Please check our online calendar or call the Gym Office to confirm: 320-255-7277
Current Month's Gym Schedule

For more information about Northern Paddles please check out 
Northern Paddles website.
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Pickleball Lessons

Join our beginner pickleball class! The class will focus on developing basic skills, reviewing rules and regulations and implementing them into game situations. Skills covered include ball control, forehand/backhand drive, drive/lob serve, forehand/backhand lob, smash, and strategy.

DayDateTimeCostLocation
Wednesday10/23/193-5 pm$25.00Whitney Gym
Wednesday11/13/193-5 pm$25.00Whitney Gym

Pickleball League

St. Cloud Park and Recreation and Northern Paddles are offering a fall Pickleball League. 3.5 players are invited to test their skills  in this elimination-free, tournament-style competition. Competitive matches between players of similar abilities are almost always guaranteed, making this league fun for every player. Stay tuned for more details.