Adult Pickleball

women playing pickleball

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 dual 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.

Register Here

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; tennis or pickleball are waiting to play.

The locations are:

  • Optimist Park - 9889 W Hill Parkway
  • Mountain View Park - 7006 W Ustick Rd
  • Fairview Park - 2300 W Idaho St
  • Shoshone Park - 2800 W Canal St
  • Eagle Rock Park - 2150 E. Penitentiary Rd
  • Phillippi Park2299 Phillippi St

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