PICKLEBALL PICK UP
Pickleball Pickup is offered at multiple clubs during the week.
All sessions are included with Courthouse membership or guest fee.
Courthouse Pickleball Schedule
M-Th: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sun: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
M/T/Th: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
F: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
T/Th: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sat: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Questions? Visit the front desk at your club to learn more.
Pickleball History & Rules
Pickleball is a crazy popular sport these days. Just about anyone with decent hand-eye coordination and in good health can play the game. It was born in 1965 in Bainbridge Island, Washington, when a group of golfing friends made up the game to keep their kids busy in the summer.
When people ask how big a pickleball court is, a good answer is that if a tennis court and ping-pong table had a baby it would be a pickleball court. The dimensions are 44 feet long and 22 feet wide, with a 34-inch-high net in the center.
The rules are pretty easy. The game is played in teams of 2. Currently courthouse fitness centers in West Salem, Keizer and Battle Creek have pickleball. All three clubs use similar formats to allow as many people to play as possible. The two teams can play to 7, 9 or 11 points, depending on the total number of players participating.
Depending on each club's rules, when a game is over, either all 4 players will leave the court to make way for 4 new players, or the 2 winners will remain on the court (and split up so they get new partners).
One server starts the game. As in tennis, the serve must go over the net to the rectangle on the diagonal. Points are scored only by the serving team.