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; cost is $3.25 (plus tax) per session, or 20 pass punch cards are available for $50.00 plus tax. Visit the gym office for more info on schedules, leagues and lessons.
And, seasonally, check out our outdoor courts at Calvary Hill Park! Nets will be set up in mid-April (weather permitting); courts are available 8:00 a.m. until dusk.
Whitney Recreation Center Court Schedule
General pickleball schedule will be*:
Mondays - Fridays
7am - 12pm
5:30pm - 9pm
*Schedule subject to change; additionally, pickleball is available any time we have open gym scheduled. Please check our online calendar or call the Gym Office to confirm: 320-255-7277 Current Month's Gym Schedule
For more information about the Northern Paddles Pickleball Club of Central Minnesota, please check out Northern Paddles website.
Join our beginner pickleball class! The class will focus on developing basic skills, reviewing rules and regulations and implementing them into game situations. Skills covered include ball control, forehand/backhand drive, drive/lob serve, forehand/backhand lob, smash, and strategy.