Pickleball is a sport played on a badminton-sized court with a 34 inch net. It’s played with perforated, hard, plastic “wiffle” balls and wood or composite paddles about twice the size of ping-pong paddles. It’s easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast-paced competitive game for experienced players. The game has developed a reputation for its friendly and social nature as well. And it’s growing FAST in Central Texas!
Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong to create an entirely unique racket sport. Usually played as doubles, new players can learn the game quickly in a single session. No special apparel is needed, just athletic shoes. It’s a great equalizer for differences in age, strength and athletic ability. Pickleball is considered a low-risk, low impact sport, with a focus on balance and agility. The game is mainly about shot placement and strategy, not brute power or strength. It’s not uncommon to see kids, seniors and all ages in between playing together! Our indoor basketball courts at Hill Country Indoor have existing markings for Pickleball and can be taped off for official play. Both experienced and novice players are welcome!
Pickleball League- Register Now!
Greater Austin Pickleball joins Hill Country Indoor to host a Winter 2018 Co-Ed Ladder League!
- League play takes place at Hill Country Indoor on Sunday mornings (some Friday nights)
- 10 week league
- January 14th – March 18th
- Games begin promptly at 9:00 AM (warm-up begins at 8:30 AM) and run until 12:00 PM
- The first 9 weeks are round robin play (play with the 3 others on your court)
- 10th week Playoff Round
Sunday, January 14
Sunday, January 21
Friday, January 26 from 6-9 PM
Friday, February 2 from 6-9 PM
Sunday, February 11
Friday, February 16 from 6-9 PM
Sunday, February 25
Friday, March 2 from 6-9 PM
Sunday, March 11
Sunday, March 18
Pickleball & Membership
Pickleball is currently available at HCI on weekdays between 8am and 2pm. It is included in membership and can be played by non-members with a $7 drop in fee.
INCLUDED IN HILL COUNTRY INDOOR MEMBERSHIP
At Hill Country Indoor, pickleball play is included in all HCI Base-Memberships. Throughout the open facility hours, there will be designated pickleball hours on a designated pickleball court. Members can drop in at any of these times to play!
UNLIMITED PICKLEBALL MEMBERSHIP
We also offer an Unlimited Pickleball Membership at a reduced rate that allows individuals access to pickleball play but excludes access to the private membership level of the facility. This option is a great opportunity for individuals interested only in pickleball to be a part of the Hill Country Indoor community!