Pickleball court at Queen Elizabeth Park

Pickleball

What you need to know

Pickleball is a fun game played both indoors or outdoors. The game follows a set of rules similar to table tennis or casual tennis play.

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.

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.

As of October 26, 2022, the pop-up courts at Jericho Beach Park and Champlain Heights Park have been extended through February 2023.

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.

Register for activities

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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Racquetball and squash

The Vancouver Park Board has 8 racquetball or squash courts in 6 different community centres. Find out where you can play and take lessons in these high-paced, aerobic sports.

Tennis court use

Tennis court use guidelines

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.