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.
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.
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.