Bainbridge Island Recreation Center

Pickleball

Free BIRC Monthly User Drop-In Pickleball

Free drop-in pickleball is open to any BIRC monthly user at no cost. It is open to all levels.
Please note that only monthly users can enroll and play in these sessions — no punch pass or day pass users. Spots can be reserved up to 7 days in advance.

Monthly users must reserve a spot in drop-in sessions to participate. This is done by enrolling in the desired session. Spots can be reserved up to seven days in advance. Max spots available is 24 per session.

Upon arrival for drop-in, monthly users need to scan their fob to check-in at the front desk, confirm their enrollment in the drop-in session with the front desk, and get a laminated number from the front desk to take to the gym to hand to the BIRC staff.

  • All three courts are social courts. There are no challenge courts.
  • All courts are win or lose play; two games in a row if others are waiting.
  • If less than 18 players: two players on, two players off.
  • If more than 18 players: four players on,  four players off.
  • All sessions are held in the gym. Balls provided. Some loaner paddles available.

DayTime
Monday6:30-8:30p
Tuesday1:00-2:30p
Wednesday4:30-6:00p
Saturday10:00a-12:00p

Fee-Based Drop-In Pickleball

Fee-based drop-in pickleball is open to both BIRC monthly users and non-monthly users. Sessions are divided into all levels, skill-level based, and youth.

Monthly users and non-monthly users must reserve a spot in drop-in sessions to participate. This is done by enrolling in the desired session. Monthly users can reserve spots up to seven days in advance. Non-monthly users can reserve spots up to three days in advance. Non-monthly users must call 206-842-5661 to reserve their spot. Max spots available is 20 per session.

Upon arrival for drop-in pickleball, users 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 or have the front desk mark their punch pass for the drop-in, and get a laminated number from the front desk to take to the gym to hand to the BIRC staff.

  • During fee-based drop-in, the first 30 minutes is reserved for social play — either two players on, two players off, or four players on, four players off, depending on the number of players.
  • After the first 30 minutes, Courts 1-2 will remain social courts, and Court 3 will become a challenge court.
Social courts
  • Win or lose play; two games in a row if others are waiting. Two players on, two players off.
Challenge Court
  • Winners can stay for up to three games.
Kid’s Pickleball
  • During kid’s pickleball, all courts will be social play.
  • Win or lose play; two games in a row if others are waiting. Two players on, two players off.
  • BIRC staff will help facilitate play for all drop-in play sessions.
Pickleball Drop-In Fees

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

Youth/Senior
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. They do not include access to the rest of BIRC.

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 available.

DayTimeSkill Level
Monday10:30a-12:30p
4:00-6:00p
All Levels
Ages 10-16
Tuesday7:45-9:45a3.0-4.0+
Wednesday 10:30a-12:30p
12:30-2:30p
6:00-8:00p
8:00-10:00p
3.0-4.0+
Beginner
2.5-3.5
League*
Thursday1:00-2:30pAll Levels
Friday10:30-12:30p
12:30-2:30p
Beginner
3.0-4.0+
Saturday 6:00-8:00a
12:30-2:00p
3.0-4.0+
Ages 10-16
Sunday8:00-10:00a
10:00-11:45a
All Levels
Ages 10-16


*Ladder League Night – Fee is $25 to participate in the league. League will run until end of March.

Player Skill Rating

Find the player skill rating definitions here!

Don’t know your rating? We can help! Our pickleball staff will help you find the right level to play at. Contact Julie Miller at julie@biparks.org for more information.

Pickleball Ladder League

Ladders leagues are generally organized leagues in which players with relatively similar skills compete against each other in a competitive, structured and, typically, weekly format. Think of a pickleball “ladder” as a graphical representation of a player’s ranking (by skill and performance) over a period of time. Give our Wednesday night ladder league a try and see where you stack up against other players. Contact Julie Miller at julie@biparks.org for more information.

 

Pickleball Mini Tournaments at BIRC

Put your skills to the test. Join us for our new Round-Robin Mini Tournaments. Our mini tournaments are packed with fun with lots of play because we use a round-robin style format. Sign up your team up to compete in your appropriate skill level. Top point-getters will win a prize!

Register here!

Pickleball Clinics

BIRC pickleball clinics are open to both monthly and non-monthly users. 

 

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 the Front Desk or call 206-842-5661. 

Tuesdays
10:00-11:00a