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; seasonally, check out our outdoor courts at Calvary Hill Park! 

Calvary Hill Pickleball

Whitney Recreation Center - 1529 Northway Drive
Daily $3.25 Punch Pass (20) $50
Mon-Fri: 8am-12pm
Wed: 5-9pm, limited dates: 1/5, 1/19, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Calvary Hill Park - 1800 17th St S
Free
Mid-April through Mid-October (weather dependent) 
Daily, 8am-Dusk

Pickleball Lessons

Want to learn how to play? During pickleball classes, we will focus on developing basic skills, reviewing rules and regulations and implementing them into game situations. We will cover skills such as ball control, forehand/backhand drive, drive/lob serve, forehand/backhand lob, smash, and game strategy. 

Whitney Recreation Center - $25.00

LevelDayDateTime
BeginnerSaturday3/26/20221-3pm
BeginnerFriday5/13/20221-2:30pm
BeginnerSaturday6/25/20229-10:30am
IntermediateWednesday4/20/20221-3pm
IntermediateFriday5/20/20221-2:30pm
IntermediateFriday8/5/20221-2:30pm

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Pickleball Strategies & Skills

New! This intermediate class will focus on game strategy: shot selection, court awareness and positioning as well as communicating and teamwork. Format will be interactive with the instructor to illustrate strategies and incorporate drills to reinforce the concepts taught. Maximum 3 participants per session.

Whitney Recreation Center - $35.00

DayDateTime
Tuesday4/5/202212-1:30pm
Thursday4/14/20221-2:30pm
Friday6/10/20221-2:30pm
Saturday8/13/20229-10:30pm

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For more information about the Northern Paddles Pickleball Club of Central Minnesota, please check out 
Northern Paddles website.
Two pickleball teams compete at the Whitney Recreation Center