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Pickleball

Pickleball is a fun racquet sport that incorporates elements of badminton and tennis for two to four players, who use small wooden paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball over the net. It’s an easy-to-learn game that is played on a court like a tennis court but half the size. Pickleball is fun for players of all ages and level of activity, and can start slow for beginners or pick up the pace for advanced players. These low impact workouts promote adult and kids’ health.

Included with Apex Center Daily Admission Fee.

Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 7-10 am

Balls for drop-in pickleball sessions are not provided.

Apex Center pickleball courts cannot be reserved or rented.

All times are subject to change. Schedules will be affected due to holidays, special events, and internal programming. Please contact Guest Services at [email protected], 303.424.2739, to confirm the times.

Indoor play is offered November-March. Available times are posted during those months.

Drop-in Fees

  • 2-17: Res. $4.50 (non-res. $5.75)
  • 18-61: Res. $5 (non-res. $6.25)
  • 62+: Res. $4.50 (non-res. $5.75)

We accept Tier 1 passes, SilverSneakers, Renew Active, and other insurance-based memberships.

Hours

  • Friday: 10:30 am-2 pm
  • Sunday: 12-2 pm

Pickleball Court Reservations

Outdoor pickleball courts are free from November 1-March 31. No reservations can be made; it is first come, first served.
This is a reminder that the courts will be locked if there is snow on the courts. Please do not climb the fence if the courts are locked.
No shovels are allowed on the courts to remove snow.

Reservations can be made up to seven days in advance from April 1-October 31.

Check the display case east of the main pavilion for daily court reservations.

Attention: If you make a reservation on a Saturday or Sunday, and somebody is on the courts you have reserved, please show them your receipt with the correct date, court number, and the time of your reservation.

If there is still an issue, please see Guest Services inside the Simms Street Recreation Center and request a reservation slip. A Guest Services representative must sign it.

April 1-October 31

Prime-Time Hours

  • 8 am-12 pm (April, May, September, October)
  • 7-11 am (June, July, August)
  • 4 courts for drop-in SilverSneakers, Renew Active, and Tier 1 and Tier 2 passes (see fee below)
  • 4 courts for rental (see fee below)
  • 16 courts for Apex PRD programming (skills and drills, lessons, etc.)

If no Apex programming is scheduled, courts will be made equally available for drop-ins and reservations.
During prime-time hours, you can rent the courts, pay the drop-in fee, or scan your SilverSneakers or Renew Active card.

Weekday Free Play Hours

  • 11 am-6 pm (June, July, August)
  • 12-6 pm (April, May, September, October)

Weekend Free Play Hours

  • 7 am-10 pm (April-October. Can be reserved.)

Note: scheduled tournaments take priority over free court time.

Tournaments and events scheduled include but are not limited to July 20-23 (Level Up Camp, 9 am-5 pm), August 25-27, September 16-17, September 30, October 1, October 28-29

Evening Pickleball Hours (Monday-Friday)

  • 6-10 pm
  • Courts are free after league play, which runs from 6 pm to approximately 8:30 pm
  • 20 courts for Apex leagues and mixers

Fees

  • Court Rental Fee: Res. $10/hour (non-res. $14/hour)
  • Drop-in Fee: $5/person for the 3-hour block of time; fees not pro-rated. Included with Tier 1 and Tier 2 passes.

Fees and times subject to change

Holidays

The courts are free on the following holidays. No reservations can be made. Court availability is first come, first served.

  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Father’s Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day

Register for Pickleball Leagues

We offer spring, summer, and fall pickleball league that run for 6 weeks (10 games), plus playoffs.

Register for Pickleball Tournaments

  • Pickleball Blast Tournament in April
  • Apex Foundation Pickleball Tournament on Memorial Day Weekend
  • Boos and Paddles Tournament in October

Register for Pickleball Mixers

Mixers are offered Monday through Friday. Women's, men's, and coed offered. Sign up individually.

Advanced-beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels are offered. Mixers will run for six weeks.

Play 10-minute games, then rotate and switch partners in every game. Mixers run for 2 hours.

Note: You are responsible for finding a sub at the mixer's level. The pickleball attendant has a sub list. Please provide your sub, your first and last name, and your playing level.

Register for Pickleball Lessons

We offer pickleball lessons and clinics for people wanting to learn or improve their game. We provide teaching sessions, from learning to playing to advanced players.

If you've never played pickleball and want to learn, Learn to Play lessons are designed for you.

We offer skills and drills clinics for players who want to improve their pickleball game through repetitive drilling. We offer sessions for advanced beginners, intermediate, and intermediate/advanced players. We ask that beginners refrain from registering for any of these classes. If you have never played or have only played a few times, these classes are not for you. Please register for one of our beginner classes.

If you don't have a paddle, don't worry. We have paddles you can use during the class.

All lessons occur at the Marquardt-Miles Outdoor Pickleball Court at Simms Street Recreation Center.

Please contact Vickie Rodriguez at 303.425.8810 or [email protected].

Lillian Ponting and Sara Beinlich

Both are IPTPA-certified

Fees for lessons with Lillian or Sara are Res. $50 per hour (non-res. $60 per hour).

Private group lessons with Lillian or Sara are Res. $70 per hour (non-res. $80 per hour) for two people, Res. $85 per hour (non-res. $95 per hour) for three people, and Res. $90 per hour (non-res. $100 per hour) for four players.

Jill Phillips

PPR Certified

Fees for lessons with Jill are Res. $50 per hour (non-res. $60 per hour).

Private group lessons with Jill are Res. $70 per hour (non-res. $80 per hour) for two people, Res. $85 per hour (non-res. $95 per hour) for three people, and Res. $90 per hour (non-res. $100 per hour) for four players.

Dave Holstein and Seth Beres

Fees for lessons with Dave or Seth are Res. $40 per hour (non-res. $50 per hour).

Fees for group lessons with Dave or Seth are Res. $60 per hour (non-res. $70 per hour) for two people, Res. $75 per hour (non-res. $85 per hour) for three people, and Res. $85 per hour (non-res. $95 per hour) for four players.