Pickleball is a paddle-racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Played on a small court, singles and doubles use strategy and positioning to score up to 11 points. It is a game that is entertaining for players of all ages and skill levels.
The City of Hamilton offers both indoor and outdoor Pickleball opportunities for residents at various locations.
Outdoor Courts are closed for the season and will re-open Spring 2024
As of July 15, signage will be installed to provide a drop-in style format of court reservation.
Hours of Operation: 8 am to 10 pm daily
There are select weekly court rental opportunities available at the Confederation Park outdoor pickleball courts during the 2023 season.
Each rental will include 6 courts for 2 hours for a 6-week session at $29.88 + HST per hour.
Bookings are available during the 6:30 to 7:30 pm & 7:40 to 8:40 pm timeslots on these days:
- Tuesday, July 4
- Thursday, July 6
- Tuesday, August 22
- Thursday, August 24
Please email requests to [email protected] for consideration by May 19, 2023.
- Allocation of requests will be randomly selected via lottery method on May 24, 2023
- Limit of 1 sessional booking per group, per season
- Must be a resident of City of Hamilton
Planning a Pickleball tournament? Confederation Park outdoor pickleball courts are available for reservation on these weekends:
- July 8 & 9
- July 22 & 23
- August 26 & 27
- September 9 & 10
- September 23 & 24
Please email all tournament requests to [email protected]
Will there be any equipment provided?
Nets are provided, participants will need to bring their own paddles and balls for gameplay.
How much is it to play?
There is no fee for the daily one-hour booking, additional fees are required for weekly or tournament rentals.
How will we know if there is a rental or tournament booked?
Tournament dates will be posted on www.hamilton.ca/pickleball
How many courts can be reserved for a weekly rental?
Weekly rentals are for 6 courts only, remaining courts will be available for daily bookings
What happens if weekly rentals or tournament dates are not booked?
Any proposed tournament dates that were not booked will be released for typical daily public use.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
Playability of courts will be at discretion of on-site Parks staff.
Are there other outdoor locations to play Pickleball?
Yes, please see the Park Finder map below (select “Pickleball” in the filter) for all free Outdoor Pickleball locations across the City of Hamilton
When will the daily online reservation system end?
As of July 15, the daily online reservation system will be removed. Signage will be placed within the complex to help provide players of the operating standard at Confederation Park. Signs displaying a 60-minute time limit with a paddle rotating system on the North courts #1,2,3,4,5 & 6 and South courts #7,8,9,10,11 & 12 will be available.
Drop in for a game of pickleball for 18+. All skill levels welcome. Recreational level paddles and balls are available.
To view weekly drop-in schedules in program finder/location link, please click on the “Week” button located on the right below the “Search” button.
Please note: Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre and Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre locations require a seniors club membership to participate. Please call or visit the location for more information.
Pickleball Schedule September 5 to December 24, 2023
|MON||8:30am - 4:00 pm Pickleball 55+ Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||8:30 am -2:30 pm Pickleball 18+ Westmount Recreation Centre||9:00am - 1:00pm Pickleball 18+ Valley Park Community Centre||9:30am-11:00am Pickleball 55+ Sackville Seniors Centre||10:30am-1:30pam Pickleball 18+ Central Memorial Recreation Centre||11:00am - 1:00pm Pickleball 55+ Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre||11:30am - 2:30pm Pickleball 18+ Westmount Recreation Centre||12:30pm-4:30pm Pickleball 55+ Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre Recreation Centre||12:45pm - 3:45pm Pickleball 55+ Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||3:15pm - 4:45pm Pickleball 18+ Winona Community Centre||7:30pm - 9:30pm Pickleball 18+ Ancaster Rotary Centre|
|TUE||8:30am - 4:00pm Pickleball 55+ Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||8:45am - 11:00 am Pickleball 18+ Westmount Recreation Centre||9:00am - 12:30pm Pickleball 55+ Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||9:00am - 12:00pm Pickleball 55+ Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre||9:00am - 1:00pm Pickleball 55+ Huntington Park Recreation Centre||9:00am - 12:00pm Pickleball Family Ancaster Rotary Centre||12:30pm - 3:30pm Pickleball 18+ Ancaster Rotary Centre||3:15pm - 4:00pm Pickleball 18+ Winona Community Centre||6:00pm - 7:30pm Pickleball 18+ Dalewood Recreation Centre|
|WED||8:30am - 4:00pm Pickleball 55+ Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||9:00am - 1:00pm Pickleball 55+ Huntington Park Recreation Centre||9:30am -11:00am Pickleball 18+ Winona Community Centre||11:00am - 2:30pm Pickleball 18+ Westmount Recreation Centre||12:30pm - 3:45pm Pickleball 55+ Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||1:30pm-3:30pm Pickleball 18+ Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre Recreation Centre||5:30pm-7:30pm Pickleball 18+ Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre Recreation Centre||7:00pm - 8:30pm Pickleball 55+ Sackville Seniors Centre|
|THU||8:30am - 4:00pm Pickleball 55+ Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||9:00am - 11:00am Pickleball 55+ Learn to Play Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||11:00am - 12:30pm Pickleball 55+ Beginners Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||11:00 am - 3:00 pm Pickleball 18+ Valley Park Communty Centre||12:30pm -2:30pm Pickleball 18+ Bennetto Community Centre||12:30pm -4:00pm Pickleball 18+ Ancaster Rotary Centre||3:15pm - 4:45pm Pickleball 18+ Winona Community Centre||5:45pm - 8:15pm Pickleball 18+ Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre||6:45pm - 8:45pm Pickleball 18+ Bennetto Community Centre|
|FRI||7:30am - 11:00 am Pickleball 18+ Westmount Recreation Centre||8:30am - 4:00pm Pickleball 55+ Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||9:00am - 10:00 am Pickleball 18+ Winona Community Centre||9:00am - 3:30pm Pickleball 55+ Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||11:30am -1:30pm Pickleball 18+ Central Memorial Recreation Centre||12:30pm-4:30pm Pickleball 55+ Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre Recreation Centre||1:00pm - 3:00pm Pickleball 55+ Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre||6:00pm - 8:00pm Pickleball 55+ Sackville Hill Senior Centre|
|SAT||8:30am - 4:00pm Pickleball 55+ Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||9:00am - 3:30pm Pickleball 55+ Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre||1:00pm-3:00pm Pickleball 18+ Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre||1:00pm - 4:00pm Pickleball 18+ Ancaster Rotary Centre||1:45pm - 3:45pm Pickleball 18+ Bennetto Community Centre||2:15pm - 4:15 pm Pickleball 55+ Sackville Hill Senior Centre|
|SUN||9:15am - 11:15am Pickleball 55+ Sackville Hill Senior Centre||11:30am - 2:30pm Pickleball 18+ Central Memorial Recreation Centre|
Program Closure Dates
October 9, 2023
- Ancaster Rotary Centre
- Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre
- Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
- Central Memorial Recreation Centre
- Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
- Sackville Seniors Centre
- Valley Park Community Centre
- Westmount Recreation Centre
- Winona Community Centre
Huntington Park Recreation Centre Pickleball programs do not run after December 10, 2023
December 11 to 17, 2023
- Winona Community Centre