Adult Pickleball

group playing pickleball at hobble creek park

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Pickleball is a sport in which two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications.

Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children's backyard pastime but quickly became popular among adults as a fun game for players of all levels. 

A low-impact sport, pickleball can be good for your health. Regular exercise burns calories, improves mental health and increases self-esteem. Pickleball helps with balance and agility while it also offers the same benefits of other regular exercise. These include reducing your risk of heart attack and chronic disease, toning your muscles and increasing your energy.

There are several parks with pickleball courts available for use.

All year long, there are pickleball classes/lessons/tournaments available.

All classes require registration through our online system. Click the link below to view class offerings and access the online registration system.


Ladder Leagues

Pickleball Ladder

Think of a pickleball “ladder” as a graphical representation of a player’s ranking (by skill and performance) over a period of time. The rungs on the ladder represent a player’s current position (ranking) on the ladder relative to the other players.

  • The top rung is the individual currently ranked the highest (the best winning percentage)
  • The bottom rung is the lowest-ranked individual or team.

What are ladder leagues?

Ladder leagues are organized leagues in which players with similar skills compete against each other in a competitive, structured and weekly format.

We offer an individually ranked, round-robin format. Pickleball ladder participants will be placed in groups of four in the order of their position (ranking) on the ladder each week.

  • In this format, all players will play three doubles games in a round-robin format with the other three players in the foursome.
  • After the scores are tallied for each of the three matches, players may be individually moved up or down the ladder the following week, depending upon their performance in those three round-robin games.

The ultimate goal is to climb the ladder to the highest rung. Each participant will be responsible for recording and reporting their own scores after each match. Prizes will be awarded for the top ranked individual of each ladder, as well as the participant who moves up the most ladder rungs.

Click register here button below to view current offerings.


Pickleball Court Only Locations

  • Eagle Rock Park2150 E. Penitentiary Road (includes 2 dedicated pickleball courts)
  • Hobble Creek Park - 6050 N. Park Meadow Way (includes 12 dedicated pickleball courts and two tennis courts, with striping for four additional pickleball courts that will be used for tournament play)
  • Manitou Park2001 S. Manitou Avenue (4 dedicated pickleball courts, 2 lined bring your own pickleball net courts, 1 tennis court lined for pickleball with use of the tennis net)
  • Willow Lane Park - 4623 W. Willow Lane (6 pickleball courts available for use at the park)

Bring Your Own Net Locations

We have added 12 new pickleball courts to 6 different locations in Boise. These sites will be a “bring your own net” option. At these location groups will set up and take down their nets each time they play. Equipment left at the courts will not be protected and Boise Parks and Recreation will not be liable for lost or stolen items. Play will be limited to one hour if groups of tennis or pickleball are waiting to play.

The locations are:

Bring Your Own Net Locations at Boise School District Junior Highs

The Boise Pickleball Club, in partnership with the Boise School District, is pleased to announce that as of June 1, 2023, 38 pickleball courts will become available to the public throughout the Treasure Valley.

These will be bring your own net courts at the following junior highs -- Hillside (8), South (8), East (6), Les Bois (8), and West (8, from 4-8PM only).

Aside from the special hours at West, these courts will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. when school is not in session.

Pickleball lines have been painted on designated tennis courts at the schools.

Dual Use Court Locations

Pickleball Court Rules

  • OCTOBER THROUGH MARCH, court hours are sunrise to sunset.
  • APRIL THROUGH SEPTEMBER, court hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • NO RESERVATIONS for courts unless authorized by the City of Boise Parks and Recreation Department.
  • CITY OF BOISE Parks and Recreation Department has priority use of courts.
  • PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Court surface can be slippery.
  • NON-MARKING court shoes required.
  • NO GLASS containers or food allowed on courts.
  • SMOKING, VAPING, drugs and abusive language are prohibited.
  • BE COURTEOUS and respectful to all players.
  • NO LESSONS allowed unless authorized by the City of Boise Parks and Recreation Department.
  • SERVICE ANIMALS WELCOME. No pets per city code.
  • SNOW REMOVAL is not allowed. Courts are closed when snow covered.

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