2023 Facilitated Drop-In Open Play
Open to all! Never played or play like a pro? Players of all skill levels can enjoy learning the sport and/or working on their game.
We’ll provide the nets, paddles, and balls or bring your own—the courts are reserved, and plenty of challengers are on hand for singles or doubles!
Pay per session or purchase a punch card at the courts. Ages 12+.
|Dates||May 16 - October 12 (No open play July 4.)|
|Days||T & Th|
|Time||6 - 8 pm|
|Fee||$5 per person. Collected on-site, cash or check only, please. Save with an open play pass: $30/monthly pass or $140 per season, purchase at the courts with cash or check. Sorry, sessions and passes are not sold at Currents.|
|Location||Fort Missoula Regional Park Pickleball Courts|
3219 Fort Missoula Rd.
Pickleballers: Don't miss the Montana Senior Olympics, September 14 - 16, 2023.
FMRP Pickleball Court Reservations
In addition to the days and times listed at left for Facilitated Open Play, community members have secured paid reservations for four or more courts during the times listed below. While we strive to update this list regularly, schedule changes happen, and we cannot guarantee this is a comprehensive list of all court reservations. A list of reservations is also posted at the courts.
Courts are available for free public use when not reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. If you'd like to book a court or confirm availability, contact Brien Halterman at 406-552-6266 or by email. Court rental is $5/court/hour.
|FMRP private court reservations|
|May 20||9 am-12 pm||Courts 1-6|
|May 27||8 am-4 pm||Courts 1-4|
|June 3||8 am-6 pm||Courts 1-6|
|June 4||8 am-6 pm||Courts 1-6|
|June 17||12 pm-4 pm||Courts 1-6|
|May 16-Oct 12*|
T & Th
|6-8 pm||Courts 1-6|
|*Parks drop-in open play, $5 per person|
What Is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a fun court sport played on a badminton-sized court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball, similar to a whiffle ball, and wood or composite paddles about twice the size of ping-pong paddles. It can be played indoors or outdoors and is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast- paced, competitive game for experienced players. In addition to being fun, the game has developed a reputation for its friendly and social nature.
How it is Played
Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles. New players can learn the game quickly in a single session. No special apparel is needed, just something comfortable and appropriate for a court sport. Equipment is inexpensive and easily portable. It can be played at a leisurely pace or at a highly competitive level—making it ideal for all ages and abilities.