Pickleball!! It is the fastest growing racket sport in America - inviting players of all ages and skill levels to join in the fun. Come out and play! You don't need to have equipment or know how to play the game. We will loan you equipment and teach you! Pickleball is not only a game in which you are active, but also a very social and fun sport. Bring a chair, some water, spectate or play. When you aren't playing you can help gather balls, referee, or just sit and talk with your new friends. So don't be shy, come on over and bring a friend!!
~ Peg Davison Pickleball Ambassador, Canon City Region



Location & Hours
The Canon City Pickleball players meet every day at southwest corner Rouse Park (take Dewey Street to access the parking lot) when the weather is nice. When we have rain, snow or cold conditions we meet at the Holy Cross Abbey's gymnasium (see map below). When we meet inside we pay a daily fee of $2.50/ person. Send an email to Peg Davison  so that you can get updated information on any changes to the location or time of play.


Summertime hours (March 16th - October 14th) 

Competitive session   
8:30 am @ southwest corner of Rouse Park unless the weather is rainy/snow, cold (<40 degrees)Rouse Park Courts is the first map (see below). 
During inclement weather we will meet at the Abbey Fieldhouse (gymnasium).(see second map below) at 8:30 am - 10:30 am.

Recreation session 
7:30 am daily @ southwest corner of Rouse Park when the weather is rainy/snow, cold (<40 degrees)Rouse Park Courts is the first map (see below). '
During inclement weather we will meet at the Abbey gymnasium.(see second map below).


Wintertime Hours (October 15th - March 15th)

Competitive session 
Monday - Sunday at 9 am outside at the SW corner of Rouse Park when the weather is warm (>40 degrees). 
If weather is below 40 degrees then we meet  at the Abbey Fieldhouse (see second second map below) at 8:30 am - 10:30 am.
The fee for playing on an indoor court is $2.50 per person.


Recreational session 
Monday - Sunday 9 am at SW corner of Rouse Park when the weather is warm (>40 degrees). 
If weather is below 40 degrees then we meet at the Abbey Fieldhouse (see second second map below), at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
The fee for playing on an indoor court is $2.50 per person.


Wondering which group you fall into? Scroll down to see the definition of a competitive group vs. a recreation group. Also, you can assess your skill level by using these USAPA recommended Skill Assessment rating sheets.


    

Recreation Session: (beginners to a <3.5 rating

  • Players who wish to learn the game or develop their skills.

  • Players who prefer less aggressive, slower paced, more leisurely play.

  • Players at this session should expect partners and opponents to play within these parameters.


Competitive Session: (3.5 rating and above)

  • Players who are completely familiar with the game.

  • Players who enjoy both strategic slower pace as well as aggressive fast paced play.

  • Players at this session should expect their partners and opponents to play every shot for the win, as though it is tournament play.



Free Lessons!

If you are interested in taking up the game of pickleball we have wonderful instructors who will volunteer their time to teach you the game of pickleball. Just call and they'll set up a private or group lesson. Here's their names and contact information:

Peg Davision (pegdavison3@gmail.com) or 719-429-0269
Marty Kuiken 431-3481
Sherrill Kuiken 334-5567
Cindy Thomas 
hncthomas@gmail.com (lessons for beginners)






Pickleball courts


 The courts are in the SOUTHWEST corner of Rouse Park. Take Dewey Street to access courts. You may have to zoom in to see Dewey Street.

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The Fieldhouse (gymnasium) is the western most rectangular box on the map. Turn into the Abbey and veer left. Go over the speed bump and the high ceiling building will be on your right.