WHEN and WHERE TO PLAY INDOORS:
YMCA: membership required
Houser YMCA - Onalaska: Open Play
Updated Fall Schedule:
Tuesday 8-11am and 1pm-3pm
Thursday 8-11am and 1pm-3pm
Friday 9am-12pm and 6pm-8pm
No open play on Saturday
Dahl YMCA - La Crosse
Updated Fall Schedule:
No open play on Saturday or Sunday
First Free Church, Onalaska - 3 courts
Starting on November 6, 2022 and going thru April 30, 2023
6pm-9pm doors open at 5:30pm for set up
Watch our Facebook page for more details!
NEW: Holmen Area Community Center
Play fee: $4 members -$6 non-members - packages also available
Call for more info: 608-399-1870
Winona Tennis Center (WTC)
Beginning September 2022
Price to play
There is a new Pickleball Membership available. PB members pay $5 per 2-hour session. Non-PB members pay $10 per 1.5-hour session.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8:30-12:00
We have drop-in pickleball on these three days. However, you need to contact Dan Hampton (listed under Staff on our Website) and register to become part of the drop-in group on these days. He will add your name to our email list, and you will be contacted on Sunday, before the beginning of the following week, to see if you have an interest in participating on those specific days.
Group play is also available Monday-Friday mornings. Again, you need to contact WATA to make a specific court reservation for group play.
Saturday: 10:00 – 12:00
There is drop-in play on Saturday. This is open play, and you need not contact WATA about attending. Just show up.
Group play is available on Saturday, and reservations are required.
There is no drop-in play on Sunday. Groups need to make a reservation to play on these days.
One-time FREE pickleball instruction
To help you get started with pickleball, you can schedule a one-time FREE instruction session. Contact Dan Hampton at 507-474-6000 (or on his cell at 608-792-1111).
- First Free Church - On hold until fall 2022! - 3 courts
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”.
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:
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 Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org
OAK PARK - 6 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.
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.