Registered Programs 

Easy to learn, fun, and great exercise. Participants can play at their own pace. Levels 1 and 2 are available depending on experience.   If you are new to the sport, we suggest registering for a program with instruction so that you can learn the rules and etiquette.  This will provide ample opportunity to play, so that you can gain the skills needed for drop in style game play.
Programs are available for teens, adults, and adults 55+.

If you are new to the game we recommend registering for a City instructional program. Click to View and Register for available programs.


Indoor Drop-In Play

CHD Recreation Complex - Banquet Hall | All Ages

Winter 2024TimeCost
Monday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm | mixed play - all levels

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | advanced play

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | mixed play - all levels

$4.00 / play

Tuesday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm | mixed play - all levels

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | advanced play

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | mixed play - all levels

$4.00 / play

Thursday

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | mixed play - all levels

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | advanced play - all levels

$4.00 / play
  • Mixed Play / Advanced Play is run with assistance by Pickering Pickleball Club volunteers. Call the Recreation Complex Front Desk at 905.831.1711, for more details.
  • Please note that sessions may be cancelled for major events. Cancellations will be posted in advance when possible.

East Shore CC | Adults 55+

Jan 16 - Apr 4TimeCost
Tuesday

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$22.00 registration fee 

Wednesday 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm $22.00 registration fee
Thursday

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$22.00 registration fee
  • Advanced registration is required for drop-in at this location. Once registered there are no additional drop in rates, and you do not have to book a court in advance. Once you are registered, you can drop in to play during the days and times listed above.  If you have never played Pickleball before it is recommended that you register for instructional Pickleball before attending drop in.
  • Click Here to Register

Additional Indoor Courts

  • Pickering Football Club offers indoor play at the Soccer Centre. Details available on their website. pickeringfc.ca/pickleball
  • South Pickering Seniors Club offers additional indoor play for adults 55+ at East Shore CC. Membership is required. Call for details, 905.420.5049.

Pickleball FAQ's

Where can we play Pickleball in Pickering – including inside and outside locations?

Indoors

Outdoors

Are there plans for additional indoor play?

Yes

  • at the future Seaton Community Centre.
Are there plans for additional outdoor play?
  • Future builds will be part of new tennis court locations in Duffin Heights and Seaton.
When can we play Pickleball at each location?

Indoors

  • Refer to the Indoor Pickleball section (above).
    • CHD Rec Complex offers Pickleball in the Banquet Hall.
    • East Shore CC offers Pickleball, registered (with instruction) and/or drop in.
    • George Ashe L&CC offers Pickleball, registered (with instruction).
    • Dr Nelson F. Tomlinson offers Pickleball, registered (with instruction).

Outdoors

  • courts are first, come first served. There is no league play organized by the City of Pickering on outdoor courts. No leagues are approved by the City of Pickering, and courts are free of charge to play on, when available.
Is there a cost to play Pickleball in Pickering?

Indoors - Yes

  • City of Pickering Registered Programs at ESCC / GALCC
  • City of Pickering Drop In Programsat ESCC
  • South Pickering Seniors Club Programs
  • City of Pickering Drop in Programs at CHD Recreation Complex

Outdoors - No

  • Outdoor courts are free
Do you offer Pickleball instruction?
  • Yes, each season there are 4 offerings each week at East Shore CC, George Ashe LCC or Dr Nelson F. Tomlinson Community Centre (Claremont) – refer to schedule (above).
Why can’t we play Pickleball on existing City tennis courts?
  • Other than the 2 public courts at Village East and Claremont (which are available for pickleball), all other tennis courts are under existing lease agreements with Tennis Clubs for exclusive use to operate programming.
Why can’t we play Pickleball on existing City basketball courts?
  • The basketball courts that are not lined for pickleball, are in high use locations, and are intended only for basketball play. Basketball continues to be very popular in Pickering and these high demand courts have been in place for many years, servicing the neighbourhoods with a location to play.
Does the City support Pickleball organized club play? Would the City rent various facilities for private league play?
  • The City would support organized play, however it would be offered and hosted by the municipality. The City does not rent facilities for programming that is already offered by the City. Ongoing rentals for this type of programming would not be permitted.