Community and Recreation Center

Michael's Cardio Class

All Community & Recreation Center tennis and pickleball courts are closed due to construction until October 2022. For project updates, click here

Located in the heart of Oro Valley, the Community Center is a fixture of the Town. Featuring fitness classes as well as cardio and strength equipment. You can play racquetball, pickleball, tennis, or swim. Two 18-hole golf courses are on premises. The center also has two meeting rooms for rent, a golf shop and full service restaurant/bar.

Daily Drop-In Fees

  • Child (under 4) FREE
  • Individual $5
  • Family $14

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Fitness Class Schedule

The Oro Valley Community Center offers many fitness classes per week.
Classes offer something for everyone and range from low impact to high intensity.

Please register for fitness classes online at playov.com under the Community Center tab. Space is limited so register before coming to the Community Center for your class.

September Fitness Schedule(PDF, 78KB)

October Fitness Schedule(PDF, 79KB)  

Renew Active

As of June 1, the Community & Recreation Center will begin offering Renew Active, which is a Medicare fitness program similar to Silver Sneakers. UnitedHealthCare members over the age of 65 qualify for this program and would be given a classic membership at the CRC. Prorated refunds will not be issued on month-to-month memberships, but will be offered for six month and annual memberships. To check your eligibility and retrieve a participation code, click here. To successfully set up your Renew Active membership, we will need a nine digit code beginning in A, B or S. 
NOTE: The Renew Active membership does not cover Premium Memberships. The program provides a basic membership that includes fitness classes and gym access and is limited to the classic membership at the Community & Recreation Center. Premium members cannot pay the difference between the classic and premium membership. 

 

Pickleball

UPDATED January 12, 2022

Please note the change to Saturdays for the open play schedule below

Effective November 22: Due to the popularity of open play at the community center courts, we will now be breaking up the sessions by skill level rating. Please see the schedule below. If you are unsure of your rating, please see the chart below.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Intermediate/Advanced: 3.5 and up open play 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Beginner/Intermediate: 3.0 and under open play 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Beginner Open Play: 2.5 and under on Fridays 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday

Beginner/Intermediate: 3.0 and under open play 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Intermediate/Advanced: 3.5 and up open play 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

Pickleball Play at the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center

  • Open play is drop in and does not require a reservation. Non-members pay a $5.00 drop in fee.
  • Courts are available for reservation when there are no other activities taking place. Reserve courts under the Court Reservations tab at PlayOV.com.
  • Membership required to reserve in advance: An active Community & Recreation Center membership is required to make court reservations in advance. Non-members will have the opportunity to reserve but they must be present and it can only be for the time in which they arrive to the desk.  
  • Leagues, tournaments and clinics are also offered. Call 520-544-1900 for more information.
    • Times and days vary depending on season. Please note that identified courts will not be available to reserve during the leagues/clinics. Tentative league schedule is as follows.
      • Sundays
        • 1-5 p.m. | Doubles/Partner League | courts 1-6
        • 1-3 p.m. | Doubles/Partner League | court 7-10
      • Mondays
        • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Men's League | courts 1-3
        •  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Beginner Clinics | courts 1-6 (contact front desk to register)
      • Tuesdays: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Women's League | courts 1-6
      • Thursdays
        • 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Mixed League | courts 1-6
        • 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Mixed League | courts 7-10

 

PICKLEBALL RANKING SYSTEM

The IFP Rating System has been created to help describe differences in the various skill levels.
Rating Rating Description

1.0

•New and have only minimal knowledge of the game and the rules.

1.5

•Limited to some rallies.
•Learning how to serve.
•Developing a forehand.
•Fails to return easy balls frequently and occasionally misses the ball entirely.
•Played a few games and is learning the court lines, scoring, and some basic rules of the game.

2.0

•Sustains a short rally with players of equal ability.
•Demonstrating the basic shot strokes – forehand, backhand, volley, overhead and the serve, but has obvious weaknesses in most strokes.
•Familiar with court positioning in doubles play.

2.5

•Makes longer lasting slow-paced rallies.
•Makes most easy volleys and uses some backhands, but needs more work on developing shot strokes.
•Beginning to approach the non-volley zone to hit volleys.
•Aware of the “soft game.”
•Knowledge of the rules has improved.
•Court coverage is weak but improving.

3.0

•More consistent on the serve and service return and when returning medium-paced balls.
•Demonstrates improved skills with all the basic shot strokes and shot placement but lacks control when trying for direction, depth, or power on their shots.
•Beginning to attempt lobs and dinks with little success and doesn’t fully understand when and why they should be used.

3.5

 •Demonstrates improved stroke dependability with directional control on most medium-paced balls and some faster-paced balls.
•Demonstrates improved control when trying for direction, depth and power on their shots.
•Needs to develop variety with their shots.
•Exhibits some aggressive net play.
•Beginning to anticipate opponent’s shots.
•Learning about the importance of strategy and teamwork in doubles.

4.0

•Consistent and dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand shots.
•Reliable serves, lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys and can use spin shots with some success.
•Occasionally can force errors when serving.
•Rallies may be lost due to impatience.
•Uses the dink shot and drop shots to slow down or change the pace of the game.
•Demonstrates 3rd shot strategies – drop shots, lobs, and fast-paced ground strokes.
•Aggressive net play and teamwork in doubles is evident.
•Fully understands the rules of the game and can play by them.

4.5

•Beginning to master the use of power and spin, can successfully execute all shots, can control the depth of their shots, and can handle pace.
•Beginning to master the dink shots and drop shots and their importance to the game.
•Beginning to master 3rd shot choices.
•Displays sound footwork and moves well enough to get to the non-volley zone whenever required.
•Understands strategy and can adjust style of play and game plan according to the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses and court position.
•Serves with power and accuracy and can also vary the speed and spin of the serve.
•Understands the importance of “keeping the ball in play” and the effect of making errors.
•Making good choices in shot selection.
•Anticipates the opponent’s shots resulting in good court positioning.

5.0

•Mastered all the skills – all shot types, touch, spin, serves, with control and can use them as weapons.
•Excellent shot anticipation, extremely accurate shot placement and regularly hit winning shots.
•Forces opponents into making errors by “keeping the ball in play.”
•Mastered the dink and drop shots.
•Mastered the 3rd shot choices and strategies.
•Uses soft shots, dinks and lobs to set up offensive situations.
•Mastered pickleball strategies and can vary strategies and styles of play in competitive or tournament matches.
•Dependable in stressful situations as in tournament match play.
•Athletic ability, quickness, agility, and raw athleticism are also qualities that are sometimes what separates the top players from those near the top.

Fitness Membership and Fees

Which membership is best for you?

If you have decided which membership you would like stop in at the Community Center front desk and we will get you set up.

Classic vs. Premium Membership

CLASSIC MEMBERSHIP:

  • Cardio and strength equipment
  • Fitness classes (including Yoga, Spin, Zumba, Tai Chi, and a wide variety of cardio and strength classes)
  • Two Racquetball courts
  • Lap Swimming pool
  • 14 tennis courts (1 day advance reservations)
  • 10 pickleball courts (2 day advance reservations)

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP:

  • All Classic benefits
  • Access to the Oro Valley Aquatic Center
  • Access to the Pusch Ridge Tennis Center (16 additional tennis courts)
  • 3 day advance tennis court reservation privileges
  • 15% Overlook Restaurant discount
  • 20% discount on hard goods (sports equipment)
  • 25% discount on apparel

CLASSIC MEMBERSHIP FEES

  • Youth: $20
  • Adult: $40
  • Senior (62 and over): $30
  • Couple: $60
  • Family: $70
  • 6 month and 12 month memberships also available

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP FEES

  • Youth: $25
  • Adult: $60
  • Senior (62 and over): $50
  • Couple: $75
  • Family: $100
  • 6 month and 12 month memberships also available

There is a $20 activation fee added to the first months membership each time a member signs up. Activation fee waived for 6 or 12 month memberships. 12 month membership also includes a 10% discount.

Rates are for Oro Valley residents. Fees for non-residents are an additional $5/month for individual membership and $10/month for Couple or Family Membership. 

Family membership covers members in the same household or dependents of the Primary Member.

"Resident" is defined as any individual or family who lives, owns property or rents in the Town of Oro Valley.
Fees apply only to fitness and tennis.

 

KidZone

Need to get a workout in but don't have anyone to watch the kiddos? We've got your covered! KidZone! KidZone has experienced and professional staff who will ensure your children have a safe and fun experience. Register your child for KidZone at playov.com. Registration opens at noon, two days before the date of service.

Ages: 3 months to 12 years | Two-hour maximum per day

For members: Children up to 3 years old do not need to be a member of the Community and Recreation center to utilize KidZone as long as their parent or guardian is a member. Children 4 and up must be on a family membership or have a youth membership.

Non-members: $5 per child, up to 2 hours per day

Hours: Monday – Sunday : 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Activities: Arts and crafts, games, reading, movies, outdoor play and fun! Contact 520-229-5358 or 520-544-1900 for more information

Facility Rentals

Sunset Room: 120-person capacity

$85 per hour for residents/non-residents. Includes beverage station (iced tea, lemonade and water) Catering available through the Overlook Restaurant. No outside food permitted. Contact 520-229-5355 or 520-229-5366 for more information and reservations.

Sunrise Ramada: 50-person capacity

$10 per hour Contact 520-229-5050 for more information and reservations.

The Community Center also reserves indoor fitness/studio space. For rates and details, please call the front desk at 520-544-1900.

 

Golf and Tennis

The Community Center offers golf and tennis programs through our partners, Indigo Golf Partners and El Conquistador Tennis. To find out more information, please follow the links below:

 

 

Reach Your Potential fitness and wellness

Corrective Exercise, Olympic lifting, Sports Performance, Pilates and Wellness Coaching offered by Reach Your Potential Fitness at the Community & Recreation Center

Facility Project Update

UPDATED 9/16/22

Planned improvement projects for 2022-2023 fiscal year:

  • Replacement of strength equipment: A majority of the strength equipment (free weights, circuit machines, plated machines) will be replaced with new equipment. This improvement will also include the introduction of some new pieces equipment to provide different workout opportunities.
  • Replacement of cardio equipment: This improvement will include replacement of all ellipticals, recumbents and upright bikes.
  • Pool deck refurbishment: This project will include cleaning, coating and sealing the pool deck to provide an improved and safer surface. 
  • Racquetball court conversion to rec lounge space: This project will include the conversion of an existing racquetball court to a rec lounge space that will include gaming systems, indoor games like ping pong, foosball, shuffleboard and tables for board games and cards. This space will be available to members of all ages. 
  • Garden Café Conversion to a functional stretching space: This project will convert the garden café to a functional stretching space and will include new flooring and minor modifications to improve the overall space. 

To view last fiscal year's completed projects, click here(PDF, 94KB)

 

                                                                                           

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10555 N. La Cañada Drive, Oro Valley 85737  View Map

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