Fun for the ENTIRE FAMILY, Year 'Round...

Copyright Pickleball-Iowa.com


About Pickleball
Court Diagram
Places To Play
External Links

.PickleballIowa HOME



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.

Starting Monday, July 3rd Pioneer will offer EVENING PLAY. Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-8pm. $2.00 drop-in 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Pioneer Columbus will be restoring their wood gym floor in August and as they do so will be painting permanent pickleball lines upon the courts. Stay tuned for additional updates so as to reduce your "Pickleball Play Withdrawals..."


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 BOTH 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...