Pickleball Programs

Learn to Play Pickleball

Pickleball continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in America. Come learn how to play the nationwide craze that’s impacting the stateline area. Pickleball is a sport that can be played by people of various athletic abilities. Pickleball is a modified “tennis-like” game played on a badminton size court using a heavier style Whiffle ball. This is a chance for you to learn how the game is played. Don’t have a paddle? No worries. Wooden paddles are available free of charge, or players may rent a higher-end paddle for $3 on lesson days. Each session wraps up with a fun tournament, complete with prizes!

For more information, contact Derek Papich, Program Supervisor, at 815.987.8881.

Pickleball Leagues

Join us for the first-ever City Pickleball League! We are excited to host this league at our premier, state-of-the-art sports facility, the UW Health Sports Factory. Starting this fall, the facility will have 12 permanent lined pickleball courts. Participants register as a team. Please note, these sessions are co-ed.

All Leagues consist of 7 matches. Maximum of 8 teams.

  • 3.0 League
  • 3.5 League
  • 4.0 League
  • 4.5-5.0 League

Dates: October 3 - November 14, 2017

For questions regarding the league, contact Derek Papich, Program Supervisor, at 815.987.8881.

Open Gym Pickleball

The UW Health Sports Factory hosts open gym pickleball during select times. Drop in anytime on the dates below.

Dates: October - April
Mondays - Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 per session

Open Gym Punch Pass

11 punches for the price of 10 - $50 – a $5 savings.  Good for 12 months from date of purchase.