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METRO Schedule...

Pioneer Columbus Recreation Center: (2100 SE 5th St., Des Moines) offers Drop-in Pickleball, Monday through Friday mornings, 8am to Noon. $2.00 for any session, all ages! Now & then we may be able to pick up a Saturday or two for play, however only if there are other events taking place in the center. I will keep this page updated for such changes! I have set up an interactive "sign-up" sheet for those interested.

Pioneer is also about to offer EVENING PLAY. Mondays and Thursdays most likely from 5-8pm. $3.00 per session, everyone. Once started we will begin to identify those interested in participating in League Play. This may be divided into 2 or 3 skill levels or otherwise set up as a "Handicap" format for all to participate.


Valley Community Center is going strong with their available pickleball play. Mon, Wed, & Fri from 8:00 until 11:30. Stop out, take a look, join the funn... 4400 Fuller Road in West Des Moines. Up to 6 courts! PLEASE call the Center to check for updates or schedule changes as other Center activities could precede the pickleball schedule (at times). This is a newer gym with excellent flooring, lighting, showers and a wonderful coffee bar area in entry/lobby. APPRECIATED Cost is $1 per session (you are welcome to share more as Center anticipates growing times and days for play, using your $'s for additional equipment). - The Community Center is near the Valley Football stadium (or just south of the West Des Moines Library) and just off George Mills I-35 interstate exit (so just 8-15 minutes from Johnston, Clive, or Norwalk via freeway or bypass) and 1-2 minutes for most West Des Moines residents.  NOTE: the month of June (2017) will find play at the center at a minimum. Be sure to check with the staff or get on our email list for updates.


Parkview Middle School: (105 NW Pleasant St., Ankeny) offers Pickleball on Sundays from approx 1:00-4:00 (with the exception of holidays). Open to all ages, $2.00 Ankeny residents and $3.00 for non-residents. They have three courts in one gym, and depending on participating can expand to a second gym with 2 to 3 additional courts!! Great lighting, floor and space!!! During Summer months we also pick up Thursday evening play at THIS location.

Waukee YMCA: (210 Warrior Ln., Waukee), YMCA members. and guests (must pick up a guest pass at front desk) are able to participate at no charge. Organized play scheduled Tues, Thurs, & Fri from Noon until 2:00 pm. Non-members drop-in fee is $15.00.

Birdland: (2100 Saylor Rd., Des Moines), The City of Des Moines has built two DEDICATED pickleball courts for our outdoor use! All you need is a portable net & you are in business!! Once the weather warms for outdoor play I will post a schedule or additional information for the courts' use. 

Doanes Park (Pleasant Hill): Once the weather begins to cooperate we will start to find some outdoor play. This Pleasant Hill park boasts 3 double-lined courts... and these courts are NICE!! Stay tuned for updates, days, times, and sessions for this fantastic location).
Witmer Park: Also as the weather gets nicer (early Spring), outdoor play is available most any day of the week on the two “PICKLEBALL-LINED” tennis courts located in Des Moines’ Witmer park (37th & Washington).
Des Moines South Side YMCA: (401 E. Army Post Rd., Des Moines), YMCA members. and guests are able to participate. Check USAPA places to play soon for additional information & updates!!
THROUGHOUT THE METRO you can find a host of tennis courts that have been "double-lined" for pickleball play. Many of these are listed on USAPA Places-to-Play, along with locations across the State of Iowa, the Midwest, the USA and beyond! As we discover more (here at home), they will be added to the places-to-play at the USAPA site.


JOHNSTON Middle School will return with pickleball this Winter, evenings (beginning October 11, 2017) until March 7th, 2018. Fee is just $2.00. All skill levels invited... 3 courts available; sessions from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Upcoming tourney events, Senior Games and such, can generally be found on the USAPA site, schedule page...