Places to Play

There are 26 individually fenced pickleball courts and a number of tennis courts lined for pickleball in the Quad-Cities area. The courts are open to the general public for recreational use during daylight hours. Please check the Meetup program (see below) for the most up to date days and times for play. Check out the calendar and events page for special events and clinics. Additionally, the following venues are available for instructional clinics and drop in play. 

MEETUP – Who’s Playing Where

The QCPC has subscribed to a new program called Meetup to try to help Pickleball players find where other members are playing. We’ve had players checking out several locations trying to find someone to play with, and we’re hoping this app will help. Using the Meetup program you just RSVP to the date and location where you are playing. You’ll also be able to see who else is going to be at that location.  As we get in to the winter months and with so many places to play indoors, we encourage all members to use MeetUp.  This is not only to know who and how many people are going to a certain facility but it is also out of courtesy for the organizers that open the facility and sets up the nets.   Frank, who sets up for North Scott High School, would especially appreciate knowing who and how many players are coming.  Please start using MeetUp.

We encourage you to sign up for this program online with your computer ( or download the app for your smart phone and create your account there. Once you have your account created you can search for or locate our page here. ( If you have used your computer to create an account don’t forget to download the free app to your phone for on the go checking & scheduling!!

Awesome tool will save the drive time to see where everyone is at!!


QCPC Member Class Offerings

PICKLEBALL 101 -Beginning Pickleball.  An introduction to Pickleball for those who have never played the game or are in the early learning stages of the game.  The class is two 2-hour sessions. Emphasis will be on safety, the serve, return of serve and dinking. You will learn the rules of the game, basic strategies and will be playing a game at the first lesson.  Class times and additional details will be announced on this website when the classes are being held. You must sign up for this class and is the only class for non members. Anyone who is interested in learning to play Pickleball or want to sharpen their basic skills are invited to take the class.

“Life Fitness Center Pickleball 101”  everyone is Welcomed!
For anyone wanting to learn the basic fundamental and rules of the game
Dates/Times: Sun Feb 19th 2-4pm, Tues. Feb 21st 1-3pm, Thurs Feb 23rd 1-3pm
Location:  Bettendorf Life Fitness Center 2222 Middle Rd Bettendorf IA

Fees: $1 for LFC Members          $3 for Non Members

The February Pickleball 101 at RIFAC is full.

The March class will be held on Friday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 8  from 1-3 at the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center 4303 24th St. Rock, Island 61201.  The class meets both days. There is a $3.00 gym fee payable at the counter as you enter and you may rent a racket for $1.00.  If you are a member of RIFAC the gym fee is $2.00.  Please e-mail if you want to sign up for the class.

Beginner Drop-in Play – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday at RIFAC. This drop in is designed to provide players new to the game an opportunity to play together.

Beginner Play – Kiwanis on Tuesday nights at 7:00p.m.

You must be a Club Member for the following classes:

See the Membership tab for registration form to join the QC Pickleball Club.

PICKLEBALL 102 – Basic Pickleball Skills Improvements.  A two hour – skills class that will further emphasize serving, returning the serve, dinking and keeping the ball low to the net after the return of serve. Defending against the lob will also be taught.  Times and additional details will be announced on this website when the classes are being held. You must sign up for this class.

Pickleball 102 will be held at the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center, 4303 24th Street, Rock Island Il, 61201 on Wednesday, February 8, from 1-3.  This class expands on the skills learned in PB101 and introduces techniques through drills.  You must be a member of the Quad Cities Pickleball Club to take the class.  There is a $3.00 gym fee payable at the counter when you enter.  If you are a member of RIFAC the fee is $2.  Rackets can be rented at the counter for $1.00. Please sign up for the class by e-mailing

200 – Drills for all Skills – This class is for all our Club members from day one beginners to experienced tournament players. Usually one hour long. We may use our Club ball machines to practice many of the shots that will improve your game. The how, when and where of each shot and the range of skill level shots will be covered. From basic serves thru the important 3rd shot. Practice all the shots at your skill level. Serves, return of serve, drop shots, lobs, forehand, backhand, ground strokes, spins, location and speed of your shot can be included. Your comfort level of where you play on the court can be discussed. Coaches will address your questions and fit this class to your needs. The class goal is for you to increase your skills and then move on to 300. Your skill level will be reviewed by our coaches. You do not need to sign up for this class. Provided at all our venues by request on a rotating schedule. You are welcome to observe the 300 class.

300 – Strategy to Win –For the more advanced competitive player. Beginning at the 3.0 skill level and designed for the players who will play in tournaments or play at the higher levels in our Club. Correct shot selection, placement, partner communication with special emphasis on the 3rd shot and net play. To be a part of this class our coaches who teach the 200 skills class will choose those players with the 3.0 skills and ability who will do well in this format. This class will follow the 200 session if enough skilled players are present.

We usually offer 200 & 300 at the same time in the AM but depending on numbers and skill levels these classes may be offered at different times. Evening and weekend sessions can be arranged per player request and availability of our coaches. We will try to post schedule on the Web site.

400 – Tournament Prep – Content will be how prepare for and to win in the tournament setting. By invitation only and determined by our Coaching staff. If you will enter a tournament, you may be included in this class.



Pickleball Courts in Bettendorf, Iowa

  • Indoors at Life Fitness Center, 8-11 on Monday through Friday through Dec. 21st. Cost $3.00.
  • Outdoors at Kiwanis Park, 4223 Greenbrier Dr. adjacent to Paul Norton Elementary School. Drop-in Play – 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday Six individually fenced pickleball courts. Beginner Play Tuesday nights at 7:00p.m. Contact Barb Cline at (563) 359-0558.

Pickleball Courts in Davenport, Iowa

  •  Beyond the Baseline Field House (BTB), 1540 W. 12th Street. 6 indoor courts. Now Open! Drop-in Play – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, $3.00 per session charge. BTB is for winter play.  During morning rains and inclement weather indoor play moves to Beyond the Baseline.  Contact coordinator Barb Shinbori (563) 340-2529.or email to
  • Indoors at West Y, 3503 W. Locust St.. 3 Indoor Courts available.
    Monthly Sessions – Members:  FREE,  Community:  $30/session
    Evenings on Tuesdays  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Evenings on Fridays  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Saturdays through January 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Starting Feb. 5th Sundays instead of Saturdays  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    They offer this and every program based on Monthly sessions.  For Example;
    November – 13 days in session = $2.30 per day
    December – 14 days in session = $2.14 per day
    January – 13 days in session = $2.30 per day
    If you only attend 2 days/week = $3.75 per day.
  • Outdoors at Northwest Park, 3500 N. Division Street, 8 new dedicated Pickleball courts. Drop-in Play –7:30 to 11:00 a.m. daily, weather permitting. Evening play is available every day!  Contact coordinator Barb Shinbori (563) 340-2529.
  • Outdoors at Duck Creek Park, 3300 E. Locust St., 2 courts marked on existing tennis courts.
  • Outdoors at Emeis Park, 4500 W. Locust Street, 1 court marked on existing tennis court.
  • Outdoors at Garfield Park, 1224 E. 29th Street, 3 courts marked on existing tennis court.

Pickleball Courts in DeWitt, Iowa

  • Indoors at DeWitt Evangelical Free Church
  • Outdoors at Central Community High School Tennis Courts.

Pickleball Courts in Eldridge, Iowa

  • Evening Play, Indoors at North Scott High School, 200 S 1st St, Eldridge. Beginning Oct. 26th, Wednesday nights 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Six courts set up with a $3.00 charge to play. Park on the South East side of the school by the softball fields and enter through door #20. Walk up the hall and the gym is on the right side.
  • Indoors at Sportstown, 1700 Blackhawk Trail Rd # A, beginning November 7th, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 4 courts with a $4.00 charge to play. Contact Frank Flanagan with any questions (
  • Outdoors at Sheridan Meadows Park, 851 N 1st St, Eldridge.  Drop-in play Six new dedicated Pickleball courts at Sheridan Meadows Park, 851 N 1st St. are open from sunrise to sunset. Group play is 8-11 a.m. Monday- Saturday, 5 p.m. to sunset Monday-Thursday and 3-6 p.m. on Sundays. Advanced Play – Tuesday and Saturday evening at 5 pm. Others are invited also as there is plenty of room for all ability levels with 6 courts.  Contact Mike Martin at (563) 285-8530.


Pickleball Courts in Coal Valley, Illinois

  • Outdoors at Coal Valley Municipal Park, 1000 1st Street. Drop-in Play — 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and  8 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Two outdoor courts available. Contact Sharon Walters (309) 799-3856.

Community Center in Geneseo, Illinois

  • Indoors and Outdoors at Geneseo Community Center at 541 E. North St, Geneseo. Drop-in Play – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Alternating Saturday and Sunday (Please see the online calendar for schedule) Geneseo Community Center at 541 E. North St, Geneseo, 3 courts available, indoor or out, depending on weather. All equipment provided. Contact David Stover (309) 945-7700, or the Geneseo Community Center (309) 944-5695.
  • Sundays Indoors at Geneseo Community Center at 541 E. North St, Geneseo. January 24th, January 31st, February 7th, and February 14th from 1-3 p.m. More dates may be added in the future. Please watch the QCPC calendar for updates. Cost for non-members is $7, $6 for seniors. Sign up on the QCPC sign up sheet and please monitor the sign-up sheet before traveling to play. Contact David Stover (309) 945-7700, or the Geneseo Community Center (309) 944-5695.

Pickleball Courts in Moline, Illinois

  • Outdoors at Riverside Park3300 5th Avenue. Drop-in Play- Tuesdsay and Thursday – 8:00 – 10:30 a.m., Evening Play-Wednesday – 6:00 -8:30 p.m. Two outdoor tennis courts with lines marked for pickleball available. Lights for evening play. 
  • Indoors at Quad City Tennis Club, 1522 – 47th Avenue. The Moline Tennis Club has a Pickleball membership and fee schedule for our members. (and public)
    There will be two sessions – 15 weeks in the fall from Sept 19th to Dec 31st.
    The second session is 17 weeks from January 1st to April 30th
    Each session will cost $50 for a PB Membership (current Tennis members to only pay court fees)
    Our QCPC members will only pay $35 per session. Nice gesture on their part.
    Court Fees for Members – $30 for 10 drop ins or $5 daily drop in play – $7 for non-members. Balls provided by the TC.  
    Expanded Play
    Monday – 8 – 12
    Tuesday 8 – 12 and 6:30 to 9:30 pm
    Wednesday 8 – 12
    Thursday 8 – 12
    Friday 8 – 12
    Saturday 3 – 7pm (No play Sat 1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/11, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/22, 4/29)
    Sunday 8 – 12  (No play Sunday 1/8, 3/5, 3/26, 4/16)
    Weekly Clinic Schedule
    Tuesday Advanced Clinic/games – 10 – 11am
    Wednesday Beginner/Intermediate – 10 – 11am
    Thursday Organized Play w rotations – all levels – 10 – 12 am
  • Indoors at Two Rivers YMCA, 2040 – 53rd Street. One court, $12 for non members per session, Free to Y members, Tuesday & Thursday 12 to 1:30 & Friday eve 6 to 9:45.

Pickleball Courts in Rock Island, Illinois

  • Indoors at Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center, 4303 24th Street, Rock Island. Drop-in Play – Monday through Friday 9-11 a.m. (Advanced/Intermediate), 11 a.m.-1 a.m. (Beginner/Intermediate), and Open Play 1-3 (except the Wednesdays that classes are held). Evening Play (No evening play through March 2017) 7-9 p.m. Mondays. Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center, 4303 24th Street, Rock Island.  Fee: $3/$2, Punch cards are available. Five indoor courts available. Contact Annie Edwards. (309) 206-5029.
  • Evening Play 7-9 p.m. Mondays (Temporarily suspended due to scheduling) at the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center, 4303 24th Street, Rock Island.  Fee: $3/$2, Punch cards are available. Three indoor courts available. Contact Annie Edwards. (309) 206-5029.
  • Outdoors at Lincoln Park, 3801 11th Ave. Drop-in Play – 8:00 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Three outdoor tennis courts with lines marked for pickleball. Lights for evening play. If weather is bad or courts are wet, indoor play is available 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center with a fee. Contact Annie Edwards. (309) 206-5029.
  • Outdoors at Lower Lincoln Park, 42nd St. and 9th Ave. Two outdoor courts available.
  • Outdoors at Longview Park, 1591 18th Ave. Two outdoor tennis courts with lines marked for pickleball available. Lights for evening play.
  • Outdoors at Mel McKay Park in Southwest Rock Island, 92nd Avenue and 14th Street W (on the corner of the Rock Island-Milan Beltway). Drop-in Play – 8:00 to 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday. 6 new dedicated Pickleball courts.  If weather is bad or courts are wet, indoor play is available 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center with a fee. Contact Annie Edwards. (309) 206-5029.

Pickleball Courts in Silvis, Illinois

  • Outdoors at Friendship Park, 14th Street and Crosstown Avenue. One court available towards back of park, behind softball diamond.
  • Outdoors at Schadt Park, 12th Street and 4th Avenue. Drop-in Play — 5:00 to 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Two courts available. Rules posted on the fence near the entrance gate. Contact Bert Hanlin (309) 781-7954.

22 Responses to Places to Play

  1. Susan Collins says:

    Are there any places to play in Moline?

    • vickit28 says:

      Hi Susan,
      Yes, They now have two courts at Riverside park in Moline where they play every evening at 6:00 unless the Alleman Tennis team has a tennis meet. Once you are there, or if you are a QC Pickleball member, you can get information for a sign up sheet that we have on line.

      • Mike sims says:

        Do you still play at 6:00 cause new to pickleball and wanting places close by to play.thank you

      • vickit28 says:

        Hi Mike, We have several locations that play in the evening. Not sure where you are looking to play. The most up to date place to look is our schedule that is posted in MeetUp. It’s an app for your phone or you can access the site on a computer.

        Vicki Todd, Webmaster

  2. Sue Hofer says:

    I plan to visit Quad Cities this weekend (Friday-Monday) and would like to play. The weather for Saturday morning looks iffy. Is there a way I can find out, closer to the time, if the play will be outside or in?

    • vickit28 says:

      On our activities calendar page, below the calendar, the places to play are listed along with contacts that you could call for more info. Just look for the city where you are planning to play.

  3. Sandra Leif says:

    I see there are places to play indoors. Do you know if any of these places offer evening or weekend hours for indoor play this winter to accommodate those of us who work during the day but love to play? I know the RIFAC offers 1 evening.

    • vickit28 says:

      RIFAC has Monday evenings 7-9 p.m. Sportstown in Eldridge has Saturday from 8-11 a.m. Beyond the Baseline in Davenport will have Saturdays, but the times have not yet been announced. There is also a new opportunity at Arrowhead Ranch in Coal Valley on Saturdays. So far just two dates November 14th and 21st, have been set. Future dates will be scheduled depending on attendance. Check back on the website and our calendar for updates.

  4. Mike says:

    Are the Pickleball nets removed for the winter? If so when are they taken down and put back up?

  5. Nancy says:

    Why is West YMCA not listed as a place to play in the evenings Tuesday and Thursday 6:45 to 8:45 year round? Played there last night. There were 5 players, we had half of the gym to ourselves. The court can accommodate 3 nets without interference from the other side of the gym.

    Y membership is $37 person, $49 husband/wife a month. The $49 activation fee waived if you are referred by a current member. Membership can be cancelled 30 days in advance. Some health insurances will reimburse cost of membership.

  6. Nancy says:

    Thank you.

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  8. Walailawan Cunningham says:

    I am visiting family in Davenport this weekend 5/7-8. I would love to play pickleball. Any advice?

    • vickit28 says:

      Sorry I missed this note this morning as we have several places to play on Saturdays. Sunday, May 8th, there is pickleball at the Davenport West Y at 1 pm. In the future you can always check out our calendar on the website.

  9. Barb Taylor says:

    I am very interested to learn more!! Saw it on Paula Sands!!!

    • vickit28 says:

      Hi Barb, Glad you saw us on Paula Sands and that you are interested! The best way to learn to play is to join one of our classes. Our classes are listed on our website under places to play and also on our calendar. You will need to sign up ahead of time by contacting Sharon at You can also follow our Quad Cities Pickleball Club Facebook page for any updates.

      Vicki Todd, Webmaster

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