We offer social, recreational pickleball programming through drop-in and registered structures. For more on what’s offered see Drop-in Pickleball Schedules below.

Indoor courts are available at William E. Pautler 50+ Centre, John Dolson Centre and W.G. Johnson Centre/Ted Wake 50+ Centre. Outdoor courts are also available. Visit pickleball courts page for more.

Competitive level of play options, beyond what we offer, can be found in FAQs below.


Exciting momentum

Pickleball has steadily gained popularity over recent years, to the point that our facilities are stretched to support.

We greatly appreciate your patience as we adjust to better meet the demand and aim to offer a level of play to keep everyone engaged and excited. We will continue to add programs and staff resources where possible, alongside the adjustments to how we facilitate drop-in programs.

Please extend your fair and respectful approach off the courts to our staff and others with the same passion to play.


Drop-in program updates

Starting January 2024, John Dolson and W.G. Johnson/Ted Wake Centres will move our original 3 hour time slots into 2 x 90 minute time slots. 


In addition staring January 22, William E. Pautler 50+ Centre (WEPC) will trial the following structure:

  • Registration will be available in-person or online through CORAL at WEPC location ONLY.
  • Registration opens 45 minutes prior to each 90 minute time slot.
  • Two programs will run for 90 minutes each, from 9-10:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday (9 a.m. remains ‘Easy Pace Play’), Wednesday and Friday.
  • Maximum capacity of 26 players per 90 minute session

Register for WEPC pickleball now

We also offer pickleball clinics to help develop and improve your skills.

50+ Programs

Easy Pace Play: Slow pace or new to the sport.

Easy Pace Play Schedule
Day of the WeekTimeLocation
Tuesdays

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

William E Paulter Centre

Open Recreational Play: All levels welcome

Open Recreation Play Schedule
Day of the Week Time Location 

Monday

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. William E Paulter Centre

Tuesday

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

William E Paulter Centre

Wednesday

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

William E Paulter Centre
Wednesday 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. & 4:15 p.m. to 5:45p.m. Ted Wake Centre (WGJ)
Friday 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. & 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. William E Paulter Centre
Friday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ted Wake Centre (WGJ)
Monday 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  John Dolson Centre
Tuesday 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. & 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.  John Dolson Centre
Thursday 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  John Dolson Centre

 

 Youth/Adult Programs

Players ages 13 years and older are welcome. This schedule is in effect from March 30 to June 31, 2024.

Please note, there will be no programming on Victoria Day.

W.G. Johnson

 

Day of the Week Time 

Monday

7 to 8:30 a.m.

10 to 11:30 a.m.

8 to 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday

7 to 8:30 a.m.

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

8 to 9:30 p.m.


*No 8 to 9:30p.m. Pickleball May 7th 

Wednesday

7 to 8:30 a.m.

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

8 to 9:30 p.m.

Thursday

7 to 8:30 a.m.

Friday

7 to 8:30 a.m.

10 to 11:30 a.m.

 

Saturdays

1:30 to 3 p.m.
3 to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays 12 to 1:30 p.m.

John Dolson 

Day of the Week Time 

 Monday

 

9 to 10:30 a.m.

10:30 to 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday

7:30 to 9 a.m.

9 to 10:30 a.m.

10:30 to 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7 to 8:30 a.m.

8:30 to 10 a.m.

8 to 9:30 p.m.*

*No 8 to 9:30 p.m. Pickleball on May 1

Thursday

 

7:30 to 9 a.m.*

9 to 10:30 a.m.*

10:30 to 12:00 p.m.*

*No Pickleball on April 11, 25, May 9, 23

 

Friday

 

9 to 10:30 a.m.

10:30 to 12:00 p.m.

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Sunday

1 to 3:30 p.m.*

3:30 to 5 p.m.*

*No Pickleball April 7

   
Frequently Asked Questions 

Why have I seen people under 50 years old participating in 50+ programs?

Non 50 + members or those 18+ are always welcome but will be required to pay the 50+ non-member drop-in fee. This applies to all 50+ drop-in programs and registered activities.

As a 50+ member, why do I need to pay at some time slots and not at others?

Your 50+ membership applies to the 50+ drop-in time slots. The other time slots are subject to our recreation rates that also apply to basketball, drop-in fitness or swims etc.

If I want to play competitively what are my options?

We offer non-competitive social, recreational pickleball play.

Other local organizations that offer pickleball or competitive play:

Please note, the City of Cambridge does not endorse or have direct affiliation with these programs.

Can I be a pickleball instructor or teach beginners that come to play?

We encourage you to offer guidance to your fellow players, however the drop-in time slots are for recreational play, without a staff instructor or convener. We offer learn to play and intermediate clinics by hired instructors. If interested in teaching, please view current career opportunities page

Do you have opportunities to improve my skills?

The City of Cambridge does offer instructional pickleball programs. Though extremely popular, to check availability and register for open courses please visit our online CORAL site.

Other cities offer programs based on skill level, why does Cambridge not?

We are hoping that self-selecting those you are playing with will provide the desired level of play. William E. Pautler Centre will pilot changes in January 2024 to help individuals self-select their desired level of play and/or opponents. See further details on the pilot above. 

Can you offer more time slots for pickleball?

We are actively adding time slots to increase programming where possible.