Pickleball

Pickleball is an exciting game to play for all ages.

Greeley has indoor and outdoor pickleball courts.

  • Indoor Courts are located at the Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave, Greeley 80631
  • Outdoor Courts are located at Sherwood Park, 2820 13th St., Greeley 80634
Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.
Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Senior Assistance Fund.

Adult

Fall Leagues 2024

City of Greeley Recreation is offering an adult pickleball with 2 leagues 4 divisions.

Each team will be guaranteed 6 games, with a 1 game guarantee playoff game.

Game schedule can be viewed on Teamsideline.com/Greeley

Players are only allowed to play on one team per Division.

All teams/players must provide their own paddles and warm-up balls.

All Leagues will be played as Open Doubles.

Teams may be created with same or mixed genders. Team MUST register for the division of the highest rated player.

Skill-rating will be based on self-rated skill levels of players.

League Begins: week of August 25, 2024

Registration

Early-Bird Registration: June 24 – July 14

  • $50 per team

General Registration: July 14 – August 12

  • $60 per team
 Register

Divisions

Tuesday’s Evenings Mixed League
Location: Sherwood Park

16 & Over 1.0-2.5 Level 2 Recreational/Beginner (Max-10)
16 & Over 3.0 to 3.5 Level 3 (Max-8)
16 & Over 4.0-4.5 Level 4 rating (Max-6)

  • Game Times: 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m.
  • Games on 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8

Wednesday Evening Mixed League
Location: Sherwood Park

16 & Over 1.0-2.5 Level 2 (Max-12)
16 & Over 3.0 to 3.5 Level 3 (Max-10)
16 & Over 4.0-4.5 Level 4 (Max-10)

  • Game Times: 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m.
  • Games on 8/28, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16

League Play

The regular season is 6 weeks. League play is Doubles. Each match consists of 3 sets to 11 points played within a time limit of 55 minutes of play. There will be a 5-minute grace period however the clock will start at the official match time. USA Pickleball Association rulebook governs all pickleball play unless otherwise stated.

All league play is self-officiated.

There will be a court supervisor on site. It is essential that league rules be followed during game play. If a discrepancy occurs, please take the following steps:

  • Check the rule book: USPickleball.org
  • Ask other players who are playing on a court next to you to help clarify rules.
  • Check in with the onsite supervisor

Teams

Teams consist of 2 players maximum. Roster can include 1 substitute for a maximum of 3 rostered players.

Teams MUST register for the division of the highest rated player. Skill rating will be based on self-rated skill levels of players.

Teams may be moved based on their rating.

 

Adult Pickleball Tournament 2024

September 21 | 9 a.m.

City of Greeley Recreation is hosting the second annual Adult Pickleball Tournament with 2 division options.

Each team will be guaranteed 2 games, with a double elimination type bracket to obtain the game guarantee.

The non-sanctioned tournament will be played as Open Doubles.

Teams can be created with same or mixed genders. Teams MUST register for the tournament of the highest rated player. Skill rating will be based on self-rated skill levels of players. See self-rating information on USAPickleball.org.

Min-8 per division, Max-20 per division

All teams/players must provide their own paddles and warm-up balls.

Registration

Early-Bird Registration: August 1 – September 12

  • $50 per team

General Registration:  September 13-19

  • $60 per team

Divisions

  • 16 & Over 1.0-2.5 Level 2 (Max-12)
  • 16 & Over 3.0 to 3.5 Level 3 (Max-10)
  • 16 & Over 4.0-4.5 Level 4 (Max-10x)

Game Times: Tournament schedule will be released on September 18, visit TeamSideline.com/Greeley

 

Ratings

3.0 Skill Rating:

  • Forehand: Ability to hit a medium paced shot. Lacks directional intent and consistency.
  • Backhand: Avoids using a backhand. Lacks directional intent and consistency.
  • Serve/Return: Able to hit a medium paced shot. Lacks depth, direction, and consistency.
  • Dink: Not able to consistently sustain a dink rally. Not yet developed the ability to control this shot.
  • 3rd Shot: Generally, hits a medium paced ball with little direction.
  • Volley: Able to hit a medium paced shot. Lacks direction/inconsistent.
  • Strategy: Understands fundamentals. Is learning proper court positioning. Knows the fundamental rules and can keep score and is now playing tournaments.

3.5 Skill Rating:

  • Forehand: Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control.
  • Backhand: Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible.
  • Serve/Return: Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth.
  • Dink: Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace.
  • 3rd Shot: Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net.
  • Volley: Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control.
  • Strategy: Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.

Please make sure you sign up for the correct division to avoid being disqualified from the tournament and loss of entry fee.   

 

 

Contact

Ray Vasquez, Adult Sports Coordinator
Office: 970-350-9445
[email protected]

 

Youth

Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.

Fall 2024 Pickleball Clinics

Join us as this fall for pickleball clinics at the Sherwood Park!
Pickleball Clinics are 5 weeks long. Make up session will be the week after the clinic closes.

August/September and September/October Clinics

August 12 – September 9

September 23 – October 21

Clinics are offered once a week and provide weekly opportunities for skill building and game play. All clinics are co-ed and led by Greeley Recreation youth sports team members.

Please note: Clinics do not include league game play.

Sections:

  • Section I: Co-Ed Clinic (ages 7-10)
    Day: Mondays
    Dates: August 12 – September 9
    Time: 4-5 p.m.
    Fee: $50
    Min-6, Max-12
  • Section II: Co-Ed Clinic (ages 7-10)
    Day: Mondays
    Dates: September 23 – October 21
    Time: 4-5 p.m.
    Fee: $50
    Min-6, Max-12
  • Section III: Co-Ed Clinic (birth years 2013-2014)
    Day: Mondays
    Dates: August 12 – September 9
    Time: 5-6:15 p.m.
    Fee: $60
    Min-6, Max-12
  • Section IV: Co-Ed Clinic (birth years 2013-2014)
    Day: Mondays
    Dates: September 23 – October 21
    Time: 5-6:15 p.m.
    Fee: $60
    Min-6, Max-12

Location: Sherwood Park, 2820 13th St., Greeley 80634

50+

Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Senior Assistance Fund.

Drop-In

The Greeley Recreation Center offers drop-in pickleball as well.

View their drop-in schedule.