Learn to Play

Although our “Places to Play” page provides a detailed list of every known venue in Nova Scotia that offers Pickleball sessions, this page is dedicated to only listing the venues offering some kind of “Learn to Play” instructional session. With almost every venue, you will need to register in advance to take part and upon arrival, you can learn most of the basic rules of Pickleball and be shown how to play by one of the many volunteers.

Please be aware that we rely on the contributions of our members so if you know of any additional venues where there is a regularly scheduled “learn to play” session and it’s not yet listed here, please use the contact us form on this site to pass along the details of the venue and the times the sessions are offered.

East Dartmouth Community Centre

50 Caledonia Road, Dartmouth

Thursdays:         8:00 am – 10:30 am

To register for a class, please contact the East Dartmouth Community Centre at 902-435-6211. There is a maximum number of 4 participants each week.

Zatzman Sportsplex
110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth

Learn to Play sessions are offered in multi-week programs at various times throughout the year and a number of these weekly sessions are held during the evenings as well. For more information contact the Sportsplex at 902-464-2600 to find out when the next session is starting and register early.

Sackville Heights Community Centre

45 Connolly Rd, Lower Sackville

Learn to play sessions are organized and scheduled as needed. If you’d like more information or to arrange for a learn to play session, please contact the Sackville Heights facility at 902-864-6751

CrossCourt Pickleball

200 Bluewater Rd. Bedford

Nova Scotia’s only dedicated Pickleball facility.  For more information on membership options and court times including beginner sessions and learn to play sessions, please contact them by using the link to their website above

North Shore Recreation Centre

30 Blair Avenue, Tatamagouche

Tuesdays: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information call or text Rhonda Brassard at 902-222-6772

Michelin Social and Athletic Club

221 Logan Road, Bridgewater

Wednesdays: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kings County Academy

35 Gary Pearl Drive, Kentville

Mondays: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This program is offered through Kentville Recreation and participants must pre-register (click here for more info)

Louis Millet Community Complex

9489 Commercial Street, New Minas

Wednesdays:           1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (ladies only learn to play)

Call 902-681-6972 for more info

Berwick Town Office Building

236 Commercial Street, Berwick

Mondays: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Call 902-538-4016 for more info or to confirm times

Cumberland YMCA

92 Church Street, Amherst

For anyone interested in learning to play Pickleball in the Amherst area, sessions are held on Saturdays based on demand.  For more info please contact Glen Hudson at gwhns@yahoo.ca

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