Welcome to the Cortez Pickleball Club

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Cortez Pickleball Club

Welcome to the Cortez Pickleball Club! We are a friendly group of pickleball enthusiasts who enjoy playing the game in a relaxed and social atmosphere. We have courts available for all skill levels, and we offer lessons and clinics for beginners. We also host tournaments and social events throughout the year. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just getting started, we hope you’ll join us for a game of pickleball!

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Fun Facts About Pickleball

Pickleball was invented in 1965 by three fathers from Bainbridge Island, Washington to entertain their kids.

Despite the name, pickleball has nothing to do with pickles.

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and  table tennis. 

Pickleball is almost equally popular among men and women, with 53% of players being male and 47% female.

Pickleball is helpful to hand/eye coordination and cognitive function, and increases muscle activity.

Using a version of a plastic wiffle ball, pickleball is played with an elongated  table tennis paddle on a badminton-sized court. 

5 Basic Rules:


for All

  • No volleying in “the kitchen,” (also called the no-volley zone), unless the ball bounces there immediately before your volley.
  • The serve and the return of serve must both bounce before being struck.
  • You must strike the serve with an underhand swing at the baseline.
  • Serves cannot land in the no-volley zone.
  • Players can decide to play games to 11, 15, or 21 points.

(Adapted from SportRX)


Pickleball Lessons

Interested in Pickleball but don’t know where to start?

Beginner Lessons are offered by the Cortez Recreation Center. Call (970) 564-4080 to register!

We Invite you to Join us

Experience the fastest-growing sport in America!