Bainbridge Island Recreation Center


The Bainbridge Island Recreation Center is a hub for indoor racquet and paddle sports, perfect for the winter months. BIRC offers an indoor gym space that is adaptable for pickleball use. The full-size collegiate basketball court can be divided into three pickleball courts.

Drop-In Pickleball

Members and non-members must reserve a spot in drop-in sessions to participate. This is done by enrolling in the desired session. Members can book spots up to seven days in advance. Non-members can book spots up to three days in advance and must call 206-842-5661 to reserve their spot. Max spots available is 18 per session.

Upon arrival for drop-in pickleball, everyone will need to check in at the front desk, confirm their enrollment in the drop-in session with the front desk, pay for the drop-in session if non-members, or have the front desk mark their punch pass for the drop-in.


Pickleball Drop-In Fees

Drop-in fee (or punch pass punch) will be accessed for each drop-in session attended. All sessions are held in the gym. Balls provided. Some loaner paddles are available for rent. Balls are available for purchase.


Drop-In Fee $8.00
10-Visit Punch Pass $64
20-Visit Punch Pass $128

Student (ages 13-23)

Drop-in Fee $7.00
10-Visit Punch Pass $56
20-Visit Punch Pass $112


Drop-In Fee $6.00
10-Visit Punch Pass $48
20-Visit Punch Pass $96
  • Punch passes can be purchased at the front desk or by calling 206-842-5661.
  • Punch passes are for drop-in play only.
  • Punch Passes do not include access to the rest of BIRC.


For the most up-to-date schedule, please check the Gym Google Calendar.

Pickleball Clinics

BIRC pickleball clinics are open to both members and non-members.

 Hot Shots Pickleball

Ages 3-6. A fun-filled 30-minute lesson will develop hand-eye coordination, balance, and the foundation of some pickleball skills. Parents are encouraged to participate in this innovative program. Sign up at

Sundays 12:15-12:00p
Rookies Pickleball

Ages 6-9. This class is excellent for younger budding pickleball players. Along with introducing the game in a modified way, we’ll work on fundamental skills and hand-eye coordination.

Sundays 12:55-1:25p
Pickleball 101 for Tweens and Teens

Ages 10-15. Play the game that was invented right here on Bainbridge Island. Pickleball is easy to learn and fun to play. All levels of fitness and skill are welcome. Paddles are available for use, but if you have your own, please feel free to bring it.

Sundays 1:35-2:15p
Pickleball Ladder League for Youth

Ages 10-14. Are you interested in playing more pickleball with people at the same level at a set time each week? Then our Ladder Play might be the answer. Whether you want to be competitive or want to play with people of similar ability.

Sundays 3:45-5:15p
Intro To Pickleball – Sunday

Ages 16 and up. Come learn the rules and how to play in this introductory class taught by experienced players. Course content includes equipment, basic rules, court position, and more. Sign up at

Sundays 2:30-3:30p
Intro to Pickleball – Weekday

Ages 18 and up. This class is perfect for players ready to learn everything they need to begin playing matches. Learn the rules, basic strategy, and techniques while you play. All equipment provided. All fitness levels are welcome.

Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30-10:45a

Pickleball Ladder

Find out more information in our Recreation Connection catalog. Register online here

Pickleball Private Lessons

Ages 12 and up. Private, semi-private, and group pickleball lessons for youths, adults, and seniors. Fun interactive lessons designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. Come learn to play or improve your skills in America’s fastest-growing sport. Zac Ohnemus instructs. Sign up at