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! 

Pickleball Court Etiquette

Two pickleball teams compete at the Whitney Recreation Center

Whitney Recreation Center - 1529 Northway Drive
Daily $3.25 Punch Pass (20) $50
Mon-Fri: 7:00 am-12:00 pm
Wed: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; dates for Fall/Winter: 9/13, 9/20, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3, 1/10, 1/24

Calvary Hill Park - 1800 17th St S
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. Register online!

Whitney Recreation Center - $35.00


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; Strategies and Skills class require an intermediate skill level of play. Register online!

Whitney Recreation Center - $35.00


Fall Ladder Pickleball League

Men's, Women's, and mixed doubles -- players of all skill levels are invited to test their fate in Whitney's Ladder Pickleball League! Move up or down the ladder based on your play. Best 3 out of 5; games played to 11 points. We will have two levels - Beginner (1.0-3.0) and Intermediate (3.5-5.0). The deadline to register is Friday, October 13th.


For more information about the Northern Paddles Pickleball Club of Central Minnesota, please check out 
Northern Paddles website.
Adults playing Pickleball outdoors in groups of two players