WHEN and WHERE TO PLAY INDOORS:
YMCA: membership required – currently no day passes are allowed.
There is now open Pickleball at both Y locations. Mask wearing is required during play.
Houser YMCA - Onalaska: Open Play
Monday & Wednesday: 8-11 am Open Pickleball
1-3 pm Open Pickleball
Tuesday: 11-2 pm Open Pickleball
Thursday: 8-11 am Open Pickleball
1-3 pm Open Pickleball
Friday: 8-12 Open Pickleball
3-8 pm Open Pickleball
Sunday: 9-12 pm Open Pickleball
Dahl YMCA - La Crosse
Monday - Friday: 7-10 am Open Pickleball
Monday: 7-8:30 pm Open Pickleball
NEW: Holmen Area Community Center
Play fee: $4 members $6 non-members
Monday: 8-10 am
Thursday: 1-3 pm
Please go to their website for more info: holmencc.org
Winona Tennis Center (WTC)
$7 per session – ends mid May
- 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”.
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 Mike at email@example.com
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.
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.