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! 

Pickleball Court Etiquette

Two pickleball teams compete at the Whitney Recreation Center
Adults playing Pickleball outdoors in groups of two players

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: 1/10, 1/24, 2/14, 2/28

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. Register online!

Whitney Recreation Center - $35.00

LevelDayDateTime
BeginnerWednesday1/10/241-2:30pm
IntermediateWednesday1/24/241-2:30pm
BeginnerWednesday2/21/241-2:30pm
BeginnerWednesday2/28/241-2:30pm
BeginnerWednesday3/13/241-2:30pm
IntermediateWednesday3/20/241-2:30pm
BeginnerWednesday3/27/241-2:30pm
BeginnerWednesday4/3/241-2:30pm
IntermediateWednesday4/10/241-2:30pm
BeginnerWednesday4/24/241-2:30pm
BeginnerWednesday5/8/241-2:30pm
IntermediateWednesday5/15/241-2:30pm
BeginnerWednesday6/5/241-2:30pm


Adult Pickleball Ladder Leagues

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. Deadlines to register are: January league start, Wednesday, January 17th; March league start, Friday, March 8th. Register online!

Whitney Recreation Center - $30.00 per league

LeagueDayDatesTime
Beginner (1.0-3.0)Friday1/19-2/23/246-8pm
Intermediate (3.5-5.0)Friday1/19-2/23/246-8pm
Beginner (1.0-3.0)Wednesday3/13-4/17/244-6pm
Intermediate (3.5-5.0)Wednesday3/31-4/17/244-6pm




For more information about the Northern Paddles Pickleball Club of Central Minnesota, please check out 
Northern Paddles website.