Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America. It is played on a badminton size court with a paddle and a plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball). It’s easy to learn and good exercise. Give it a try!



Livonia Parks and Recreation will be hosting pickleball tournaments throughout the year. All tournaments are non-sanctioned and self-scored. All tournaments will run at Bicentennial Park Pickleball Courts 1-6 and teams are guaranteed a minimum of five games. Games are played to 11 points with no need to win by two points. 

2023 Pickleball Tournaments

TitleDateDivisions OfferedRating LevelRegistration Dates
Spring SliceMay 13Men's and Women's3.0 and below (recreational)March 20-May 7
Summer SmashJune 17Coed3.5 and above (competitive)April 4-June 11
Summer RacquetAug. 5Coed3.0 and below (recreational)May 23-July 30
Fall Face-OffSept. 30Men's and Women's3.5 and above (competitive)Aug. 7-Sept. 24

All tournaments cost $30 per team and each team must have at least one person who is 18 years of age participating in the tournament. Only one person per team needs to register and the individual registering must be at least 18 years of age. The second participant must be at least 14 years of age to participate in any tournament. 

Schedules will be sent out to teams at least 48 hours in advance. All tournaments will tentatively begin at 8:30 a.m. on their scheduled date. 

2023 Pickleball Tournament Online Registration


Livonia Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that we will be offering ladder leagues indoors at the Kirksey Recreation Center for the Fall and Winter Sessions. Participants are expected to bring their own paddles. Balls will be provided. 

Players will provide their rating at the time of registration which will be used to schedule the first night of games. Participants will sign up as an individual and play four rounds of doubles each night with a different partner each game. Depending upon the total number of points accumulated each week, participants will have the chance to move up and down the ladder each week with leagues running for seven weeks.

If a participant cannot attend a week, they are responsible for finding a substitute player to replace them. 


For questions regarding upcoming pickleball tournaments and ladder leagues, please contact Ethan Engel, Athletic Coordinator, at eengel@livonia.gov.