Dedicated Courts To Be Installed at Community Park
Update!
As of September 2022 the courts are complete and ready for use!

Over the past couple of years the Milton Pickleball Association has been meeting with the Town of Milton to discuss plans for the installation of a set of dedicated pickleball courts within the Town. Town representatives have been very enthusiastic over the growth of pickleball and wanted to support this growth here.

Starting Spring 2022 with an anticipated completion of the end of August, the Town will be converting one basketball area at the Community Park (Santa Maria Blvd.) to three temporary, permanent courts.  They are deemed temporary because the Town and the MPA have grander plans for a large dedicated court installation at a future park (4 - 5 years away).

Needless to say, pickleball players from the Association are excited by this news and send our thanks to the Town for recognizing the importance of this vision!

See here for photos of the construction phase of the 3 dedicated pickleball courts.

Types of Drop-In Sessions
Explained

The Town of Milton Recreation group has developed a number of types of drop-in session that are described on the pickleball registration screen.  Following is a summary of the types.

"Open" Drop-In


From the Town Website:
Court sharing will be facilitated by those in attendance:
-Players access the next available court.
-White board is provided to reserve the next available court during full drop-ins.
-Write your group name down on the next available block and when a court becomes free, cross your name out and access the court.
{Comment from Association: Players are expected to "mix it up" with all players in attendance}

"Group" Drop-In


From the Town Website:
It is recommended to time your drop-in visit with a partner or group you know to ensure you have a group to play with.
Court sharing will be facilitated by those in attendance:
-Players access the next available court.
-White board is provided to reserve the next available court during full drop-ins.
-Write your group name down on the next available block and when a court becomes free, cross your name out and access the court.
{Comment from Association: Players will play with members from their group. Groups can be any size, but max of 8-12 is recommended}

"Family" Drop-In


From the Town Website:
Bring your family and your own paddles to play and spend time together! At least one participant must be 18 years of age or older. Please check-in with town staff upon arrival.
Pre-registration recommended to reserve a spot.
{Comment from Association: Great opportunity for younger players to develop a love for the game}

"Learn To Play" Drop-In

From the Town Website:
Learn to play one of the fastest growing sports around. With volunteer help from the Milton Pickleball Association, you will learn the rules, fundamental skills and etiquette of the sport to prepare you for drop-in and game play. It is recommended to bring your own paddles however extra equipment is available.
{Comment from Association: These sessions have been popular for new and novice players to learn the game.  The sessions are intended for this purpose where all players participate in the "learning"}

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Milton Community Fund

Town of Milton Council created the program to allot funds received from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)’s Mohawk location for the benefit of the community. Since 2001, the Fund has given more than $6.8 million to the Milton community through this program.

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Portable Nets

In 2019 the Milton Pickleball Association was granted funds from the Milton Community Fund to purchase four portable nets to use at the Rotary Park Tennis Facility.

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Wind Screens

In 2020 the Milton Pickleball Association was granted funds from the Milton Community Fund to purchase wind screens for installation at the Rotary Park Tennis Facility. Town Parks' staff completed the installation in the Spring of 2021

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Liability Insurance

Although not as exciting as Nets and Windscreens, liability insurance to protect the Association is an important requirement.  The funds approved in 2021 will be used to cover the 2022 invoice.

Pickleball Equipment On Loan

The Milton Public Library is now offering pickleball (and other sports) equipment on a one-week loan basis. If you are new to pickleball and want to see what all the excitement is about , you can borrow all the equipment you need.

Available Equipment

- 1 net, 1 net assembly instruction sheet, 1 net carrying bag, 2 paddles, 4 balls, 1 paddle & ball carrying bag.
OR
- 2 paddles, 2 pickleballs, 1 carrying bag. (this kit is perfect to use for playing over a tennis net)

Book Equipment On-Line ...

By clicking this link - Milton Library Booking Site

Where To Use the Equipment

Check our our Places To Play page for locations to use the equipment.

Ready To Get Involved?

Once you have tried it out and are ready to play with other players, please use our Contact Page to reach out to us.

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Pickleball Magazines

As a keen pickleball aficionado you may be interested in the latest online magazines for the sport. Check these out...

Pickleball Fire Quarterly Newsletter (September 2022)

Pickleball Magazine (July/August 2022)

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