Pickleball

Pickleball

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. 

 

 

February 2024 Schedule

Click here for the February gym calendar - REVISED Feb. 2, 2024

Indoor Gymnasium Offerings

$5 one-time key fob fee is required for all participants of all ages / $6 for out-of-parish residents.  Fobs are needed for safety and to continue our goal of accurate attendance tracking.

Times indicated after "Youth" are for youth/family play time only (ages 6-15 accompanied by an adult).  All other calendar times are for ages 16+.

Please note the following conditions for the youth/family play times:

  • Adults/guardians must have a child with them between the ages of 6-15 to participate during these designated youth/family times.
  • Adult/adults may have multiple children with them.
  • All participants, including children, must have a key fob to participate.
  • At least one adult/guardian must remain with the child/children for the entire duration of play times.
  • During play time there must be at least one youth playing/participating on each court during a game. 
  • If courts are full and players are waiting, players will wait their turn and rotate in when a game is completed.  

If you have any questions, please contact BREC's Pickleball Coordinator, Robert Kelly, at robert.kelly@brec.org or 225-209-8310. 

Play times end promptly as stated to allow for the programs that follow.

ANNA T. JORDAN COMMUNITY PARK

Wednesday / 8:30-10:30 a.m. + 11 a.m.-1 p.m. + 5:30-7:30 p.m. / Youth 5:30-7 p.m.

Thursday / 8:30-10:30 a.m. + 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

ANTIOCH BOULEVARD PARK

Tuesday / 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday / 11 a.m.-2 p.m. + 5:30-7:30 p.m. / Youth 4-5:30 p.m.

Thursday / 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Friday / 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

BAKER RECREATION CENTER

Monday / Youth 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

Friday / 5-7 p.m.

BEN BURGE PARK

Friday / Youth 4:30-6:30 p.m.

CEDAR RIDGE DRIVE PARK

Tuesday / 3-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday / Youth 5:30-7:30 p.m.

FOREST COMMUNITY PARK

Monday / 5:30-7:30 p.m. / Youth 4-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday / Youth 4-5:30 p.m.

Thursday / 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday / 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

HIGHLAND ROAD COMMUNITY PARK

Wednesday / 8 a.m.-noon

Friday / 8 a.m.-noon / Closed beginner clinic from noon-1:30 p.m. with Robert Kelly - this clinic is for beginner pickleball players and those who want to learn the fundamentals and skills of the sport.  Includes how to hold the paddle, how to serve, ball control, rallying with consistency, movement, and scoring. History of the sport is also included. Relaxed and fun environment. Registration is not required. No additional fee (included with the $5 one-time key fob fee).

Saturday / 8 a.m.-noon

LOVETT ROAD PARK 

Tuesday / 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday / 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday / 5:30-7:30 p.m.

 

GREENWOOD PARK TENNIS CENTER - OUTDOOR COURTS

Center Telephone: 225-778-4040

16 Lighted Pickleball Courts

Fees: $2 per person per day for unlimited play (price increase from $2 to $5 effective April 1, 2024)

Hours of Operation:

Monday + Wednesday / 8 a.m.-noon + 5-9 p.m.

Tuesday + Thursday / 5-9 p.m.

Friday + Saturday / 8 a.m.-noon

Sunday / 1-7 p.m.

Programs at Greenwood:

191023-00-14 Adult Fun Pickleball Doubles Tournament Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  This one-day doubles tournament features a round robin format.  Levels 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5+.  Divisions for men’s, women’s, and mixed.  Lunch will be provided.  Must register in division of higher player’s skill level.  Tournament director has discretion to move players to a different skill level.  $40 per person includes one event, $10 per additional event.  Completed teams with partners and teams that are paid in full have priority on available slots.  Registration Deadline:  Monday, March 18.  No refunds processed after registration deadline.  Register online or by contacting Highland Road Park Tennis Center at 225-766-0247 or Independence Park Tennis Center at 225-923-2792.  Tournament Director:  Robert Kelly.

Intermediate and Advanced Pickleball (Ages 18+) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-9 p.m. This is an open play competition opportunity for intermediate and advanced pickleball players.  $2 per person per day includes court fees (price increase from $2 to $5 effective April 1, 2024).

Free Fridays Pickleball/Tennis Play (Ages 18+) Free play every Friday from 8 a.m.-noon. All levels. No charge.

 

HIGHLAND ROAD PARK TENNIS CENTER - OUTDOOR COURTS

Center Telephone: 225-766-0247 (call for reservations)

6 Lighted Pickleball Courts

Fees: $2.50 per hour per court (price increase from $2.50 to $5 effective April 1, 2024) + balls for purchase

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday-Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Programs at Highland:

Pickleball Group Play / Tuesdays and Thursdays / 6-8 p.m. / $1 per person (includes court fees) / Each person must pay inside tennis center prior to playing / No registration required 

 

Neighborhood Park tennis courts and indoor recreation centers that have pickleball lines (Click here for a list - REVISED 1/31/24)

(Note: Outdoor times listed are for the neighborhood park tennis courts.  Indoor times listed are the Recreation Center hours of operation and do not indicate open play.)

ALSEN PARK (outdoor and indoor courts) – Outdoor open daily sunrise to sunset / Indoor Mon-Wed 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (seniors 4-8 p.m.) + Fri 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (seniors 4-8 p.m.)

ANNA T. JORDAN PARK (outdoor and indoor courts) – Outdoor open daily sunrise to sunset / Indoor see schedule listed above

ANTIOCH BOULEVARD PARK (outdoor and indoor courts) – Outdoor open daily sunrise to sunset / Indoor see schedule listed above

BAKER PARK (outdoor courts only) – Open daily sunrise to sunset

BARINGER ROAD PARK (outdoor courts only) – Open daily sunrise to sunset

BAYOU MANCHAC PARK (outdoor courts only) – Open daily sunrise to sunset

BEN BURGE PARK (indoor courts only) – See schedule listed above

CEDAR RIDGE DRIVE PARK (indoor courts only) – See schedule listed above

ERICH STERNBERG FAMILY PARK (outdoor courts only) – Open daily sunrise to sunset

FOREST COMMUNITY PARK (indoor courts only) – See schedule listed above

GOODWOOD PARK (outdoor courts only) – Open daily sunrise to sunset

JEFFERSON TERRACE PARK (outdoor courts only) – Open daily sunrise to sunset

LOVETT ROAD PARK (outdoor and indoor courts) – Outdoor open daily sunrise to sunset / Indoor see schedule listed above

PERKINS ROAD COMMUNITY PARK (outdoor courts only) – Open daily sunrise to sunset

REAMES ROAD PARK (indoor courts only) – Mon-Thurs 3-7 p.m. + Fri 3-6 p.m.

RUE LEBOUEF PARK (outdoor courts only) – Open daily sunrise to sunset

SANTA MARIA PARK (outdoor courts only) – Open daily sunrise to sunset

SHARP ROAD PARK (outdoor courts only) – Open daily sunrise to sunset

 

Click here for The Official USA Pickleball Places 2 Play website.

 

Recent News:

2023 Greenwood Adult Fun Pickleball Doubles Tournament - July 1

It was a beautiful and hot day for the Greenwood Adult Fun Pickleball Doubles Tournament held Saturday, July 1. Thanks to all who participated.

Congratulations to our winners:

Women 2.5 - Debbie Jones and Dayne Narretta

Women 3.0 - Patty Freeman and Donna Rea

Men 3.0 - Jason Talbot and Jacob Lee

Men 3.5 - James Lindberg and Richy Perry

Men 4.0 - Bee Vo and Andy Ngo

Mixed 3.0 Group A - Felton Louis and Joy Murray

Mixed 3.0 Group B - Andrew Kumiega and Jenny Munson

Mixed 3.5 - John and Stephanie Buck

Mixed 4.0 - Tylen Clark and Elizabeth Landry