Upcoming Zoo Town Pickleball Events

Open Play

Monthly Pickleball Schedule
Join us for active, fun, and social Open Play sessions! All levels of Pickleball players will enjoy the opportunity to work on their game with a variety of players.

Outdoor Open Play sessions are played at Fort Missoula Tennis Courts May-September. Open Play sessions are free. 

Indoor Open Play sessions are played at the Sports & Wellness Center at 1515 Fairview Ave October-April. Fee is $5 per person per visit, or purchase a punch card and save. $40 for a 10-session punch card, $70 for a 20-session punch card, and $90 for a 30-session punch card. 

Parks and Recreation provides the nets, paddles, and balls for each session, or bring your own paddle and/or ball.

Additional Information

If you are interested in receiving more information about Zoo Town Pickleball, join the Pickleball email list

You may also e-mail Ryan Yearous or phone Ryan at 552-6266.


Tournament Tournament Date Registration Deadline
Get Your Dink On
Sat, Jun 2 Sun, May 21
Montana Open Fri-Sun, Aug 4-6 Wed, Jul 16
2016 Ladder League - Full Courts

Summer Ladder League

Deadline to register for session 2 is Sunday, July 16 by 5pm. HARD DEADLINE. No registration after deadline.

Learn to Play Clinics

2017 Summer Ladder Info
2017 Summer Learn to Play Clinics

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.