Pickleball

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Similar to tennis and badminton, pickleball is played with a few varied rules on a shortened court with a net that is slightly lower than a tennis net, using a paddle and a small wiffle ball.

OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL CLINICS
Ages 15 and older
These clinics are a great way to learn the sport of pickleball. Players receive 30 minutes of off-the-court instruction and then one hour of on-the-court training. Registered players are welcome to stay and play afterward. Instruction is provided by Brian Astbury; tennis shoes are required; paddles are available to use during the clinic only. If there is a possibility of inclement weather, the clinic will be moved indoors to the Community Center and players will receive a notification.

All players must register in advance online or at the Community Center.

NEW PLAYERS
Franlo Park
Cost: $10/player
Size: Min. 4–Max. 8

Date  Time  Registration Code
Monday, June 26  5:30–7 p.m.  351108-03
OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL DRILLS

Ages 15 and older
These drill sessions are a great way for players to work on their skills. Registered players are welcome to stay and play afterward. Tennis shoes and wristbands are required; instruction is provided. If there is a possibility of inclement weather, the clinic will be moved indoors to the Community Center and players will receive a notification. The drill sessions are not for players who are new to the sport. Players must be able to demonstrate the following skills prior to participating in the drill sessions:

  • Soft game in the kitchen with both forehand and backhand (minimum 8 reps)
  • Consistent accurate serve and deep return
  • Understanding and use of the "third-shot drop"

All players must register in advance online or at the Community Center.

DRILLS
Franlo Park
Cost: $3/player
Size: Min. 7–Max.16

Date  Time  Registration Code
Wednesday, June 28  3:30–4:30 p.m.  351106-03

SUMMER ADULT OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL LEAGUE INFORMATION
Review pickleball ratings descriptions to see which league is the best fit for you.

Tuesday Nights (Individual Ladder League 3.0-3.5 level) ONE SPOT AVAILABLE
May 30–late August
6:15 p.m. (warm-up 6 p.m.)
Franlo Park
Cost: $25/Player (Includes 1 Onix 2 game ball)  
Size: Max. 16 players

There are 12 weeks of play, including the regular season/playoffs (no regular season rain-out make-ups). Matches are three games to 15 points. Players are welcome to stay and play afterwards. This league is primarily for players who have participated  at the 3.0-3.5 level. Players should only register if they are able to attend the majority of leagues nights. Note: league applications will be reviewed to ensure that participants are in the appropriate divisions. 

Wednesday Nights (Individual “Joker’s Wild” Ladder League 4.0 level ) FULL
May 31–late August
6:15 p.m.
(warm-up 6 p.m.)
Franlo Park
Cost: $25/Player
(Includes 1 Onix 2 game ball)
Size: Max. 16 players

There are 12 weeks of play, including the regular season/playoffs (no regular season rain-out make-ups). Matches are three games to 15 points. Players are welcome to stay and play afterwards. This league is for 4.0 and above players who have successfully competed in the upper divisions of City of Eden Prairie pickleball leagues and or participate in 3.5-4.0 tournaments. Each Player will receive an individual handicap to ensure equitable play. Players should only register if they are able to attend the majority of leagues nights. Note: league applications will be reviewed to ensure that participants are in the appropriate division. 

Thursday Nights (Doubles Upper 3.0-3.5 level) FULL
June 1–late August
6:15 p.m.
(warm-up 6 p.m.)
Franlo Park
Cost: $40/Team
(Includes 2 Onix 2 game balls)
Size: Max. 9 teams

Sign up as a two person team (one person from the team signs the team up through their account).
There are 12 weeks of play, including the regular season/playoffs (no regular season rain-out make-ups). Matches are three games to 15 points. Players are welcome to stay and play afterwards. Each team will receive an individual handicap to ensure equitable play. Teams should only register if they are able to attend the majority of leagues nights. Note: league applications will be reviewed to ensure that participants are in the appropriate division.  

Questions? Email Adult Athletics

INDOOR OPEN PICKLEBALL
Pickleball is played in the Community Center gym, view the current gymnasium schedule to find out when indoor open pickleball is available.

UPCOMING PICKLEBALL EVENTS
4th of July Hometown Celebration Tournament [PDF]

RELATED LINKS
USA Pickleball Association
Pickleball Rating Descriptions
Pickleball on the NBC Nightly News
Pickleball Central

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