Pickleball in Pickering

News

Good News! Drop in Pickleball will be returning to the CHD Rec Complex on Mondays and Tuesday’s in January once renovations are complete. Courts will be located in the banquet halls (East & West Salons). Stay tuned for more information and details.


Adult 55+ Indoor Pickleball Schedule

League Play – league registration & then court booking required

  • Fall session runs November 14 - December 23.
  • Winter session runs January 10 – February 20, 2022

 *City Program – registration required

  • Fall session runs September 29 - December 23.
  • Winter session runs January 26 - April 6. Registration starts December 7 for Pickering Residents.
Fall ScheduleESCC - 2 courtsGALCC - 2 temporary courts
 

Monday

                                    

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 
 

Tuesday

                                    

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 
Wednesday

9:00 am – 11:45 am *

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm *
Thursday  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  
Friday   3:30 pm – 5:30 pm *
Sunday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 
  • ESCC: East Shore Community Centre 
  • GALCC: George Ashe Library and Community Centre

note: Additional Pickleball time is available with the South Pickering Seniors Club – membership 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
    • CHD Rec Complex will be adding Pickleball in the Salons once construction has completed
    • East Shore CC will offer Pickleball when drop in programming returns
    • at the new Seniors & Youth Centre, when it opens.
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 Schedule.

Outdoors

  • courts are first come first served. There is no organized league play 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 - 10 week registered program cost is $55.00.
  • League Play - 6 week sessions - Participants are required to register for the league ($60.00) and then pre-book their court times.
  • South Pickering Seniors Club programs - require membership costs associated with club
  • Drop in Play (Not Currently Available) -  is $5.00 per person (2 hours).

Outdoors - No

  • Outdoor courts are free
Do you offer Pickleball instruction?
  • Yes, each season there are 4 offerings each week at both East Shore CC and George Ashe LCC – refer to schedule attached.
Are there any plans in Pickering to build a Pickleball facility?
  • Not a facility specific to Pickleball, however the new Seniors and Youth Centre will have a double gymnasium and Pickleball will be one of the many programs offered in this space.
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.