Play Pickleball in Downtown Chicago - Lakeshore Sport & Fitness Illinois Center

Pickleball in Downtown Chicago

Looking to try out a new sport that is fun, social, and a great way to help you stay in shape? Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S. It is a combination of Tennis, Badminton, and Ping-Pong and is easy to learn. Pickleball can be played indoors or outdoors year-round and appeals to all age levels. We’re excited to offer various types of pickleball clinics and ways to play pickleball in Downtown Chicago at our Illinois Center club location.

Weekly Organized Open Play

This is a free members-only program and is open to all skill levels. No need to worry about having a partner because we pair you up and rotate who you play with throughout the session. The perfect social activity for all levels of play. Need a paddle? We have plenty to lend you.

Pickleball Drills & Skills

This is a great way to learn the basics and gain more knowledge of the sport. It is open to members and guests of members. Drills and Skills is a 90-minute session focusing on practicing certain components of the game. Hosted by one of our six instructors, including two PPR-certified team members, Luis Sanchez, Jason Webb, and Greg Borzo. There is a fee to participate.

Pickleball Lessons

Are you seeking improvement in your game? Now is the perfect time to book a lesson. Private lesson fees are $75 per hour for members and $95 for guests of members (limit five per 12 months). 10% discount for booking six lessons. Interested in group lessons? We can put together a group of 4 to 6 players for a 90-minute session of four classes for $95 per student. Group classes are pre-paid. To arrange your reservations, email

Introduction to Pickleball

Learn the exciting & challenging sport of Pickleball. Get the basics of stroke mechanics, court play & rules. Have you played tennis, badminton, or ping-pong? This sport is an easy transition. There is a fee for members and guests to take the 90-minute class.

Pickleball Leagues & Team Building Events - Lakeshore Sport & Fitness Illinois Center


Play, Eat, Drink & be Social! Join us for an afternoon and evening of Pickleball play. The event is open to members, friends, and guests. Informal play in a Scramble format, food, drinks, and prizes. Fee for members and guests. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.

Mixed & Men’s Doubles Leagues

Looking for a weekly recreational pickleball league? We offer mixed and men’s doubles pickleball leagues weekly on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Choose a partner or register solo and we will match you up. The league is a members-only program with three skill levels based on the number of entries: beginner/advanced beginner, low intermediate, and high intermediate/advanced levels. Play is in a round-robin format with one match of three games to 11 points per week. The league sessions run 8 to 10 weeks depending on the number of teams. Register on the MyLSF app – Programs – Pickleball.

Round Robin Tournaments

Looking for some friendly competition? We offer various types of members-only tournaments throughout the year.

Pickleball Team Building and Parties

How about a fun way to get your community or company team together? Put together your own group and enjoy the fastest-growing sport in the US. Add instruction, competitive play, or just supervised open play. We have plenty of paddles and pickleballs. Consider adding a food and drink package in the Press Kitchen. Open to all groups large and small.

Pickleball at LSF Illinois Center Downtown Chicago Locations

For more information or to register for a pickleball program in Downtown Chicago at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness – Illinois Center, call (312) 856-1111 or email

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