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Pickleball

Come out and try the game of Pickleball at West Hills

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Come out and try the game of Pickleball!

Pickleball is a fun, fast-paced game that is sweeping the country. The game is played with a wooden or composite paddle, a perforated plastic ball similar to a whiffle ball, and a pickleball net system, like a tennis net, but smaller. The game is a paddle sport that all ages can learn to play. It combines the elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong and is an easy game to learn. Tennis players learn it quickly since some of the same strokes are used. Players enjoy the competitive and social aspects of the game, along with a great cardio workout.

 

Assessment

Meet our Pickleball instructors

Pickleball Staff

Skills level assessment

Our Pickleball Professional, Greg Cowles will give you a 30-minute one-on-one pickleball skills assessment. Learn more about our pickleball programs and all the FUN that awaits you! New players are welcome.

Court rental

See our court rates for pricing on the rental of courts 7, 8, 9, or 10 for Pickleball.

Permanent Court Rental

 Would you like to secure Pickleball courts on the same day and time each week during the indoor season for your group? Member discounts apply. For additional information, don't hesitate to contact Chad Ward at chad.ward@wmich.edu or call (269) 387-0415.

Activities

  • Leagues

    Recreational, intermediate, and competitive Pickleball Leagues.

  • Classes

    Classes range from beginner to drills for advanced players.

  • Private lessons

    With Greg Cowles (PPR), Debbi Kreps (IFP) and Jody McBain

  • Open play

    Must know how to play. Organized by skill level.

Mini Tournaments 2023–24

Tournament cost: $30 per person

Event time: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Registration: Opens approximately one month prior to the tournament. Call (269) 387-0410 to enroll. All registrations will be organized by skill level. Please see USA Pickleball definitions if you are unsure: usapickleball.org/tournaments/tournament-player-ratings/player-skill-rating-definitions/

Download tournament flyer

  • Sunday, March 3 Mixed Doubles 2.5/3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5

  • Saturday, April 13 Team Event (two women/two men) 3.5, 4.0+

  • Sunday, May 19 M/W Doubles 2.5/3.0, 3.5 Open Combo 4.0+ (Play with any combination of partners two men, two women or mixed)

  • Court shot of pickleball players volleying

    Join the Pickleball Facebook Group

    See photos of the medalists and participants for past tournaments!

  • Fast growing sport in the us.

  • Great for corporate outings