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Email Alfredo Negrin or call at 303.805.6311 with pickleball questions.    

Pickleball is a racquet sport combining badminton, tennis and table tennis. The sport is played on a smaller court with a net that’s just a bit lower than tennis using a hard paddle and a whiffle ball. It is accessible to a wide range of players and athletic abilities due to the court size and speed of play. If you haven’t played before, we’ll teach you! If you have played, we’ll provide good competition!

Indoor Drop-In Pickleball - Parker Fieldhouse

  • Cost: $7 Adults, $6 Seniors (62+)
  • SilverSneakers and Parker Recreation Memberships apply. 

NEW! Structured Indoor Drop-In

  • Days: Wednesdays starting Jan. 5, 2022 
  • Time: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
  • General Time of Year: September through April. Skip dates include Douglas County School Closures

Structured play creates 1.5 hour time blocks for players in specific but similar skill ratings. We use Self-Ratings for all Pickleball programs and play. See below. Plan to play at your assigned rating and assigned time(s) only. If a group requests players play up to create an even number of players, they may stay. However, play is intentionally divided by skill level to create balanced play at ALL skill levels. 

Round Robin play is determined by the number of players who arrive to play on any given day. Sign in on the provided whiteboard when you arrive and use the number you signed in as for the Round Robin scheduling. Round Robin schedules are provided on-site; click here for examples.

Review the Winter Schedule for Indoor Structured Drop-in on Wednesdays only. 

Review the Spring Schedule for Indoor Structured Drop-in on Wednesdays only.

Unstructured Indoor Drop-In Play

  • Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (Wednesdays are reserved for Structured Play). 
  • Time: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
  • General Time of Year: September through April. Skip dates include Douglas County School Closures

All levels of play are welcome. The courts are separated in to Beginner to Intermediate (1.0 to 3.5) on one side with 3 courts, Intermediate to Advanced (3.5 and up) on the other side with another 3 courts. Paddles and balls are available for use as needed. 

Unstructured Indoor Drop-In Play - SUMMER ONLY

  • Days: Monday Evenings
  • Time: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
  • General Time of Year: June and July

Outdoor Drop-In Pickleball Schedule - Parker Recreation Center

  • Days: Monday - Sunday
  • Time: Courts are available to the public 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Drop in use is most popular before 12 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • General Time of Year: Year round, weather permitting. Shoveling snow off of courts is prohibited.

All levels of play are welcome.  Players must bring their own paddles and balls. No staff is available on site. Click here to review Outdoor Court Rules. 

NEW! Pickleball League: Beginner and Intermediate - Beginning May 2022

  • Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Time: 5:45 to 10 p.m.
  • Location: Parker Fieldhouse
  • Cost: $50/player

Summer: Adult Pickleball League Rules

NEW! Outdoor Pickleball Rentals - Parker Recreation Center

  • Days: Monday - Sunday
  • Time: Reservations are available after 1 p.m. 
  • Yearly Dates: April 1 to Oct. 31, Rentals open on Dec. 1 for the following year.
  • Cost: Visit www.ParkerRec.com/parkrentals for fees and more information.

Rentals are available for those wishing to play exclusively. One court will remain available for drop-in use at all times. Contact PARKRentals@parkeronline.org with questions or to request a rental.

Pickleball Clinics

Adult Clinics

For ages 18 and older, Beginner boot camp sessions teach the basics of pickleball, focusing on game philosophy, general rules and proper form and technique. Intermediate and Advanced clinics are also offered to improve existing skills and help players level-up if they desire. Participants must register; find more information and register here.

Youth Clinics

Parker Recreation offers Pickleball Pals for young players to learn the game! Find program information and register here. Youth Pickleball opportunities vary throughout the year.

USAPA - USA Pickleball Association

  • Review the USAPA rating descriptions and find rating information by skill level on the USAPA Website.
  • Click here for an overview and definitions of all Skill Ratings. 

Informational Skill Rating Sessions will be available to assist players and explain how to self-rate. Ratings will not be assigned by instructors. Options vary throughout the year. View our online registration for the most current opportunities.

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