Pickleball

Monthly Pickleball Schedule

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports the Missoula valley and Parks and Recreation is pleased to continue our popular Open Play sessions, Learn to Play clinics, and Ladder League.

Join us for outdoor play at the brand new courts at Fort Missoula Regional Park. When the weather turns cold, we'll move indoors to Parks and Recreation's Sports and Wellness Gym, 1515 Fairview.  For more information, call 552-6664, or email us.

Learn to Play and Leagues, Summer 2019

Reserve Open Play, Summer Fall 2019

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Pickleball Tournaments 

You’ve tested your skills during Open Play…now let’s see what you’ve got in one of our fun indoor tournaments! 

Montana Senior Olympics  June 13 - 15, 2019

Get Your Dink On, June 28-30. Register by June 16.

6th Annual Montana Open, Aug. 2-4, FMRP

Join us for the biggest pickleball showdown in western Montana. We are excited to host the Montana Open and invite all of our pickleball friends from around the state and region to join the fun! Men's and women's doubles and singles, mixed doubles. 

DeadlineWednesday, July 17 by 5pm
Fee$40 for first event, $10 each additional
Activity #2351607

Register online or phone 721-PARK. Events offered and tournament format may change depending on registration.


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.

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