Pickleball at the TGCA

Pickleball is a paddleball sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports: the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications. It was invented in the ‘60s as a children’s backyard game.

In the last 15 years, the sport has really taken off, and it appeals to all age groups, but particularly older players because it’s low impact but still one heck of a work out.

The gymnasium or main hall at the TGCA is an exceptional venue for this sport, and as such, we have a robust pickleball program schedule.


The TGCA has pickleball paddles and balls available in the office. If you need more balls, just let us know.

We provide the orange indoor pickleballs, and wooden paddles free of charge.


All pickleball time blocks are $5 including tax, excluding Fridays 6-10 pm slot, which is $10. Payment is given at the office, except on Fridays, which are paid online.

The TGCA Pickleball Program is a membership program. If you are playing at our facility, please ensure that you have a current TGCA membership.

All pickleball dates are subject to cancellation on short notice, but we work with the Calgary Pickleball Club and our members to notify players as efficiently as possible. Notifications will be posted outside the office and sent to players receiving email notifications. If you are interested in receiving email notifications of upcoming cancellations or changes, please sign up below.

Calgary Pickleball Club at the TGCA

The TGCA and the Calgary Pickleball Club have a lengthy and productive partnership, which allows us to facilitate the needs of players from their club in the afternoons.

These players are level 3.5 and higher, but if you are interested in learning the game, or you are wondering where you might play in lower levels, please contact the CPC: https://sites.google.com/view/calgarypb/home?authuser=0

TGCA Drop-in Pickleball Program

The TGCA drop-in pickleball program is a great way to gauge your interest in the sport, and meet a whole bunch of great people while you’re at it. If you’re a seasoned player, you’ll certainly find a game that’s at your level, as this is an all skill levels program.

There’s a great group of regular players here, and they’re always happy to show folks that are new to the sport or the facility how the sport is played.

Weekly Pickleball





TGCA Drop-in program

10 am – 12:30 pm

10 am – 12:30 pm

10 am – 12:30 pm


Calgary Pickleball Club, block one

12:30 – 3:00 pm

12:30 – 3:00 pm

12:30 – 3:00 pm

** 6 – 10 pm

Calgary Pickleball Club, block two

3:00 – 5:30 pm

3:00 – 5:30 pm

3:00 – 5:30 pm


** The Friday time slot is subject to availability, week to week. If this Friday is available you can signup and make payment here. 

There are currently no Fridays available. Check back or signup for email notifications. 

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