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!

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!

 

Where is Indoor play?:  CURRENTLY ON HOLD!!

- YMCA: membership required – or -- pay $10 per session

       2 courts are competitive play and 2 courts are recreational play

- Winona Tennis Center (WTC) is $6 per session – ends mid May

- First Free Church - FREE on Sunday nights - will resume hopefully in the fall  

- La Crosse YMCA (again membership is required or cost per session) ends the end of April

 

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”.

 ALL Y PLAY IS ON  HOLD DUE TO COVID!!

Monday:

9:30 am - 12 noon, 4 courts, Onalaska YMCA

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, 2 courts, Onalaska YMCA

 

Tuesday:

5:30 am – 9:00 am, 2 courts, Onalaska YMCA

9:00 – 10:30 am, 2 courts, La Crosse YMCA

11:00 am – 3 pm on 2-4 courts, Onalaska YMCA

   (instruction/drills from 11 am -12 noon – see CLINICS page online to register)

7:00 – 9:30 pm, 2 courts, La Crosse YMCA

 

Wednesday:

9:00 – 10:30 am, 2 courts, La Crosse YMCA

9:30 am - 12 noon, 4 courts, Onalaska YMCA

10 am - 12 noon, 2-4+ courts, open play for all at Winona Tennis Center

 

Thursday:

10 am - 12 noon,  4+ courts, open play for all at Winona Tennis Center

11 am - 3 pm, 2-4 courts, Onalaska YMCA

7:30 - 9:30 pm, 2 courts, Onalaska YMCA

 

Friday:

9:30 am - 12 noon, 4 courts, Onalaska YMCA

3:00 - 5:00 pm, 2 courts, Onalaska YMCA

 

Saturday:

9:00 am - 12 noon, 4+ courts, Winona Tennis Center (some Saturdays also have Round Robin)

 

Sunday:

9:30 am - 12 noon, 4 courts, Onalaska YMCA

10 am - 12 noon, 2 courts, Winona Tennis Center

6 - 9 pm, 3 courts, play for FREE at First Free Church, 123 Mason Street, Onalaska, WI (enter via the side door of the church nearest the parking area). NO play on Superbowl Sunday (2/2), Easter Sunday (4/12) and watch our Facebook club page and emails for announcements regarding any other changes. Play ends at the end of April.

 

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/fall 2020) 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! Hoping to start here again in late fall.

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)

Many players also go to the Winona Tennis Center on Saturday mornings (9 am - 12 noon) for open drop-in play as well as Ladder League and Round Robin play on designated Saturdays. The cost is $6 per person (cash or check). Additionally at the tennis center, there are WOMEN ONLY WEDNESDAYS that is open drop-in play and includes free instruction for new and experienced players from 9:30 am - 12 noon for $6 per person. Thursdays has open drop-in play for men and women and includes free instruction for new and experienced players from 9:30 am - 12 noon fo $6 per person. Winona Tennis Center is located at 360 Vila Street, Winona, MN.

 

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.
  • On Wednesday nights, there is often an informal "grill out" where people bring brats, hot dogs or burgers to grill and potluck it with side dishes. You can come play and not eat as well.
  • Thursday nights have Ladder League that will use 2 courts starting at 6 pm.
  • Sunday nights, 6-8 pm, new player/beginner's only time. This is for players of a similar and learning skill level to play with each other. Experienced players will be available at times to help with questions and/or play alongside to help you grow your skills.

Round Robins are held during the summer. For more information, click HERE

 

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 weekly 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 weekly 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.