LA CROSSE - ONALASKA - HOLMEN LOCATIONS

Locations listed at top... scroll down page to see the list of times or download this pdf for your convenience.


OPEN PLAY IS AGAIN HAPPENING AT OAK PARK!

Outside Play

9am-12pm Daily

5pm-?? Daily

All are welcome to come and play!!

Please honor social distancing and sanitize hands and balls after play!


TUESDAY NIGHT IS LADIES NIGHT @ OAK PARK - 5:30pm

Please bring your own drinks and snacks this year.

There will be a bucket to sanitize your balls after play.

ALL LADIES ARE WELCOME!!

 


WHEN and WHERE TO PLAY INDOORS:

  

- YMCA: membership required – currently no day passes are allowed.

      IMPORTANT THINGS FOR YOU TO KNOW – PLEASE READ!  Reservations for Pickleball at Houser and Dahl:

  • Reservations can be made up to 3 days in advance.
  • A reservation is required for all individuals to play during a given hour. All parties need to have an active membership.
  • Upon arrival, all members will check-in at the front desk to verify their reservation. 
To cancel your reservation, please click the cancelation link in the email confirmation you received or call the Y at 608-782-9622.  Updated Safety Policies and Procedures:
  • There will be 16 reservations MAX each hour at Houser to play on four courts
  • There will be 8 reservations MAX each hour at Dahl to play on two courts.
  • Coordinating play with a specific partner is encouraged. Be sure to each reserve a spot.
  • Y will provide the nets and pickleball for play. Please bring your own paddle. 
  • Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early for your reservation.
  • Drinking fountains will not be available. Please bring your own water bottle.
  • must wear mask while in the building
  • Please refer to the LaCrosse Area YMCA website for current schedule.  Can change monthly.  laxymca.org

- Winona Tennis Center (WTC) is $7 per session – ends mid May  

TIMES TO PLAY

$7 PER PERSON

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 10:00 am – 12 noon
For $7 per person you can learn how to play pickleball or just play. Open play is available for you also! So come on down and bring your friends for a great morning of pickleball and fun!

[Individual instruction is available for people wanting to learn and play pickleball, including the use of WATA’s pickleball machine where one can ramp up one’s skill level more quickly. Please contact WATA at 507-474-6700 if you have any questions about our morning offerings. We can work out a plan that works for you.]

Saturday mornings 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Drop-in play available every Saturday morning! We can also set up “level” courts if that is your preference. For $7 per person.

[Drop-in play means that all skill levels are welcome. Just come and show up! A large group of players will be there and you will play games with these other players and rotate through. It makes this game a fun community sport!]

Sundays 10 am – 3 pm
Reservations required. Play for 2 hours maximum. For $7 per person.

- First Free Church - FREE on Sunday nights - continues to be on hold due to Covid    

 

 

The GroupMe App is used by members to coordinate indoor and outdoor play. To get on that FREE app, see instructions on our website under “GroupMe App”.

 

 

 

 

Spring/Summer Play:

LA CROSSE:

  • Bluffview Park (2 tennis courts with pickleball lines using the tennis net)
  • Erickson Park (8 dedicated pickleball courts with fencing around each court and possible lights coming summer 2021) and one day we hope to expand it to 12 courts!
  • La Crosse YMCA (2 courts in the gym at designated times November-April)
  • Star Center (coming in 2021 to provide another gym setting for pickleball)

ONALASKA:

  • Oak Park (4 dedicated pickleball courts) -- see the video below on how to get there! This is the MAIN place people play during outdoor play.
  • Parkridge Tennis Courts (4 tennis courts with pickleball lines using the tennis net)
  • Onalaska YMCA (2-4 courts in Gym 2 at designated times all year)
  • First Free Church:  Sunday nights from 6-9 pm - 3 courts and you can play for FREE!  On hold due to Covid

HOLMEN:

  • Remington Hills Park (2 dedicated pickleball courts and 2 courts requiring a portable net)
  • Boys and Girls Center (coming in 2021 to provide another gym setting for pickleball)

 

DETAILS and DIRECTIONS BELOW for these courts! 

 

At all of these locations, unless a designated tournament or skill level, you are welcome to come and play. Pickleball is "drop in game" meaning that people come and show up to play during the hours listed. You wait your turn to play the next game, perhaps stacking paddles if too many people. Between games, you can get to know some amazing people that are in our community! Come play for an hour, come play for three!

 

Don't have a paddle? Come and play! Our club has paddles available for you to use at the Onalaska YMCA and the Onalaska Oak Park locations. In addition, many players carry an additional paddle or two - and for the most part, they will not only lend you their paddle, but help teach you how to play the game! We are a friendly bunch who love to have a good time while playing the game. We will also have plenty of balls to play with.

 

What can you bring? Good tennis court shoes!! Running and walking shoes don't provide the good stability you need to play a game and not risking rolling an ankle. Please bring some water to drink (in an enclosed bottle), a towel if you get sweaty, sunglasses if outside. It would be helpful to read the rules to understand a few things before you come. But if not, we will go over them with you and you can learn more as you keep on playing.

 

 

Where: 2011 Craig Lane W, Onalaska, WI 54650

 

The park is located BEHIND residential homes. Look for a small sign that is located by what look likes a "bike path" (see video below), and drive on it to the court. Park on the grass. There are often 20+ players there on the four courts. A portable potty is available onsite during the summer months.

 

Whenever the weather is nice enough to play, the hours are:

  • All Mornings 9:00 am - 12 noon 
  • Monday-Friday afternoons from 5 to dusk
  • On Tuesday nights, there is a Ladies Night on 2 of the courts starting at 5 pm. Bring a snack to share and beverage/wine.

Ladder League is also held during the summer. Click HERE for more information.

 

A gentle reminder - if someone is waiting to play, it is proper to not play another game with the same players. The person who is waiting to play should be able to get in on the next game. Please be aware and check to see if people are sitting waiting to play if paddles are not being stacked yet. Thanks for showing kindness on the courts. We generally do 4 people come off the court, and 4 new people replace them so the maximum number of players get to play.

 

To be alerted of any news regarding play, we encourage you to sign up for the La Crosse Pickleball email (your email stays private) and to sign up online at the La Crosse Pickleball page and the Greater La Crosse Pickleball page. To get the email - Contact Mike at laxpickleball@gmail.com

La Crosse and Onalaska

OAK PARK - 4 OUTSIDE DEDICATED COURTS!

 

Here is a little video about how the paddle system works that we use when there are a lot of players waiting to play.

HOLMEN - REMINGTON HILLS PARK

The city of Holmen has just resurfaced two old tennis courts - and converted one court into TWO dedicated pickleball courts! The other tennis court has 2 courts of pickleball lines on them and will require your own net to use.

 

Where: 1100 S. Cherry Lane, Holmen WI 54636

 

Currently there aren't dedicated drop-in times to play, but check back as we work on expanding into this option there with the Holmen/Galesville area players. 

 

We do encourage players to come to these courts especially from 9 am - 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday mornings when Oak Park is rather busy.

 

Holmen's Pickleball page: https://www.holmenwi.com/pickleball

 

Drone view of the 2 dedicated courts and the 2 courts that require a portable net.

The portable net courts are on each side of the tennis net.