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; seasonally, check out our outdoor courts at Calvary Hill Park! 

Two pickleball teams compete at the Whitney Recreation Center

Whitney Recreation Center - 1529 Northway Drive
Daily $3.25 Punch Pass (20) $50
Mon-Fri: 7:00 am-11:00 am
Wed: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, limited dates listed below for Fall 2022:
10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/21, 12/28

Calvary Hill Park - 1800 17th St S
Mid-April through Mid-October (weather dependent) 
Daily, 8am-Dusk

Pickleball Lessons

Want to learn how to play? During pickleball classes, we will focus on developing basic skills, reviewing rules and regulations and implementing them into game situations. We will cover skills such as ball control, forehand/backhand drive, drive/lob serve, forehand/backhand lob, smash, and game strategy. Register online!

Whitney Recreation Center - $35.00


Pickleball Strategies & Skills

New! This intermediate class will focus on game strategy: shot selection, court awareness and positioning as well as communicating and teamwork. Format will be interactive with the instructor to illustrate strategies and incorporate drills to reinforce the concepts taught. Maximum 3 participants per session; Strategies and Skills class require an intermediate skill level of play. Register online!

Whitney Recreation Center - $35.00


Information sheet for a pickleball toy drive at Whitney Gym on December 4, 2022 from 10am to 1pm

Pickleball Toy Drive

Sponsored by the St Cloud Park and Recreation Department and the Northern Paddles Pickleball Club: for the price of one new, unwrapped toy, or a monetary donation to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Drive, join us on Sunday, December 4th, for open pickleball play from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Help us bring a smile to the faces of the children in the Central Minnesota area! No advanced registration required.

For more information about the Northern Paddles Pickleball Club of Central Minnesota, please check out 
Northern Paddles website.
Adults playing Pickleball outdoors in groups of two players