What you need to know
Pickleball is a fun sport played both indoors and outdoors. Played on a court with similar dimensions to badminton, pickleball borrows many of its rules from other racquet sports such as tennis and table tennis.
It is easy for beginners to learn and is a great sport for all ages and abilities.
We offer classes to all ages and skill levels all year. Register for a program or join a drop-in class at a community centre near you.
Pickleball at the Vancouver Curling Club
Between May 15 and August 12, 2023, we are creating temporary pickleball courts on the dry floor of the Vancouver Curling Club.
Pickleballers will get a mix of instructional programming, open play sessions, and court rentals on 9 indoor courts.
- Instructional programming: Friday, April 14 at 7pm
- Open play and court rentals: 2 weeks prior to each session at noon
Pop-Up Pickleball project
Between July 14 and October 27, 2022, temporary pickleball courts “popped-up” at various locations around the city. A total of 9 tennis courts were used to create 30 pickleball courts over the span of 15 weeks.
The project aimed to address the growing demand for public pickleball space in Vancouver, before permanent courts can be created in the coming years.
On October 26, 2022, the pop-up courts at Jericho Beach Park and Champlain Heights Park have been extended indefinitely.
Register for recreation programs and services
Our registration and reservation system is easy to navigate and helps you plan, track, and manage all your recreation requests in one place.
If you are a new user, setting up your account is easy with an email address. Just create a password, complete your profile, and you’re ready to go.
Where to play pickleball
Vancouver has pickleball courts in specific locations across the city.
Casual pickleball play is on a first come, first served basis. If people are waiting to use the courts, the players have 30 minutes maximum time to play before surrendering the court.
Public courts are not available for rentals except for school use and community centre programs. Pickleball courts are not lit for evening play.
Join a pickleball league
Most clubs, teams, and leagues are maintained by organizations that are affiliated with Sport BC. Sports BC can help you find a club, team, or league in your area.
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Tennis court use
Casual tennis play operates on a first-come, first-serve basis, except for the six courts in Stanley Park. Read the rules of casual tennis play. Please note: Tennis courts are not lit for evening play.