A cross between tennis, ping pong and badminton, this game is played with a solid paddle and a whiffle ball. The game is played most often in a doubles format. The net is lower than tennis and the court is also smaller than tennis, so minimal running is required. Pickleball delivers a fun experience for both social and competitive players!


Eight marked pickleball courts are available at the Recreation Center. Bring your own paddle or check out a paddle from the customer service desk (an ID is required for check out and equipment is limited).




The game is played to eleven points and a team must win by two points. Both players on the serving team are allowed to serve. Points are scored only when serving. The serve must be hit underhanded and each team must play their first shot off the bounce.


Lessons are the first Monday (9:00A - 10:30A) and the first Wednesday (7:00P - 8:30P) of every month. *Pickleball lessons now have a nominal charge of $5 for all participants and maximum class size is set at eight participants. By providing lessons for a smaller number of people we are no longer able to offer the lessons free to Recreation Center members as stated in our Summer Program Guide. Thanks for your understanding.*


Blue Valley Recreation Center members are able to play during scheduled Open Court time for pickleball as part of their membership. Non-members may purchase a Day Pass for $5, which includes access to scheduled Open Court times as well as use of the fitness equipment and walking track. Locker rooms with showers available on the first floor near the pickleball courts.


Contact Catherine August 

Hours of Operation

Activity Center (AC)
6545 W. 151st Street

Monday - Friday: 6:00A-9:00P
Saturday: 7:00A-7:00P
Sunday: 12:00P-7:00P

Rec Center at Hilltop (RC)
7720 W. 143rd Street
Monday-Friday: 5:30A-10:00P
Saturday: 7:00A-8:00P
Sunday: 10:00A-7:00P

Sports Complex Office (SC)
9701 W. 137th Street

Monday-Friday: 8:00A-4:30P

Administrative Offices
6545 W. 151st Street

Monday-Friday: 8:00A-4:30P

Vision Statement:

"Enriching Lives, Strengthening a Spirit of Community"

Mission Statement:

"We will champion community and personal growth through dynamic lifelong recreation experiences."