Bainbridge Island Recreation Center


The Bainbridge Island Recreation Center is a hub for indoor racquet 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 two courts, and the space also has an indoor sound system used by recreation programs and camps.

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 users can book spots up to three days in advance. Non-members must call 206-842-5661 to reserve their spot. Max spots available is 24 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.


Drop-In Fee $7.00
10-Visit Punch Pass $56 ($5.60 per visit)
20-Visit Punch Pass $105 ($5.25 per visit)


Drop-In Fee $5.00
10-Visit Punch Pass $40 ($4.00 per visit)
20-Visit Punch Pass $75 ($3.75 per visit)
  • Punch passes can be purchased at the front desk or by calling 206-842-5661.
  • Punch passes are for pickleball play only.
  • Punch Passes do not include access to the rest of BIRC. 


Drop-In Schedule

DayTimeSkill Level
Adult Drop-In
Tuesday1:30-3:30pAdult Drop-In
Wednesday 10:30a-12:30p
Adult Drop-In
Youth Drop-In
Adult Drop-In
Adult Drop-In
Adult League
Adult Drop-In
Adult Drop-In
Saturday 7:00-10:00a Adult Drop-In
Sunday8:00a-12:00pAdult Drop-In

*Subject to changes and cancellations due to BIRC functions, holidays, or low attendance. 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.


Pickleball 101

Learn the basics in this introductory Pickleball class. You’ll learn the basic rules of the game and how to hit, serve, and dink in this 4-week clinic. Sign up at

Tuesdays 11:00a-12:00p


Intro To Pickleball

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


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