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Posted on: September 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Pickleball Comes to Butte

Butte-Silver Bow Parks & Recreation are happy to offer America’s fastest growing sport: Pickleball for our community. Pickleball will be played on Monday evenings at the Butte Civic Center, beginning Monday, October 19 at 5:30p.m. The indoor Pickleball season will run from October 19 through March 14, with a winter break beginning December 14. Play will resume mid-January at a date to be determined. The fee is $25.00 for the entire season or a $5.00 walk-in fee.

For those new to the sport of Pickleball, former Butte High School Tennis Coach, Don Plessas along with some experienced local Pickleball players will be offering a free clinic, to learn the rules, the equipment and act as ambassadors to the sport to help it grow in Butte-Silver Bow. Attendance to the introductory clinic is free, paddles and balls will be provided. Players are asked to wear tennis shoes and have a willingness to try something new.

“Pickleball is an exciting and fun sport for all ages, said Parks and Recreation Director, JP Gallagher, “My hope is this provides another avenue for members of our community to stay active and healthy.”

The registrations form can downloaded at Please submit completed registrations forms and payment to the Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation Department (126 W. Granite Street) or to Jennifer Kerns at that Butte-Silver Bow County Shop (1700 Civic Center Road). You may also complete a registration form at the initial event on October 19.

For more information, please contact Bob Lazzari at Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation at (406) 497-6535 or Don Plessas at (406) 494-3333.

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