Community and Recreation Center

Michael's Cardio Class

All Community & Recreation Center tennis and pickleball courts are closed due to construction until October 2022. 

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 under the Community Center tab. Space is limited so register before coming to the Community Center for your class.

May Fitness Schedule(PDF, 51KB)

June Fitness Schedule(PDF, 80KB)  


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.


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.


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
  • 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



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


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


•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.


•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.


•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.


•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.


 •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.


•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.


•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.


•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


  • 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)


  • 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


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


  • 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.



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 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 4/18/22

The Community & Recreation Center will be undergoing several projects and improvements this fiscal year. Staff is in the process of laying the groundwork to accomplish these projects, working with contractors and other Town departments. Some of these projects include: upgrading and expanding security cameras and doors throughout facility, purchasing new shade cloths around the facility, enlarging a racquetball court door to create ADA accessibility (back court used for youth camps), purchasing new treadmills and new flooring. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete these necessary improvements. Please see the list below for project details and projected completion timelines:

NEW EQUIPMENT AND RELOCATION: The goal is to maximize the space/constraints in the facility to provide and expand community wellness/fitness opportunities for current and future members. The following changes/improvements will be made to expand and reimagine the fitness opportunities at the center:

  • Treadmill Upgrade and Relocation: The center’s current treadmills are over five years old with several hundred miles on them. Staff are working to replace these with new models that have mounted TV screens with cable access, similar to the existing elliptical equipment. These machines will be relocated to the wall next to the ellipticals and recumbents. This relocation will provide additional fitness opportunities by maximizing the space and reorganizing fitness equipment in a way that will improve flow and functionality. The infrastructure demand on these new pieces of equipment will require them to placed facing the wall to provide the required safety distance (six feet) behind each machine. This change is anticipated to be completed by the end of the calendar year. Status: COMPLETE
  • Relocation of Ellipticals and Recumbent Bikes: The decision was made to change the orientation of the machines following a meeting and discussion with a fitness company representative who we will be leasing new treadmills from. As we look to upgrade the equipment in the fitness center it will become necessary to adjust the location of some equipment, specifically cardio equipment in the facility, to maximize our limited space and provide additional exercise opportunities to our members. As well, safety and circulation played a large factor in this decision. There are areas within the space that create a few pinch-points or “traffic jams.” The long hallway in the center narrows as you walk toward the weight room. People in the hallway are too close to the equipment, creating an uncomfortable and unsafe environment. This is especially true when people stop to talk to members on the equipment, and during busy times including summer, fall and winter camps when 100+ youth are in the facility. Another challenging location is into the weight room where several pin-in-plate pieces of equipment create pinch points. By relocating the equipment, there is more walkway space and it eliminates the standing/talking while members exercise. In addition, the direction of the machines provides for better ventilation of the facility, creating a safer and healthier environment by directing aerosols away from main thoroughfare of the fitness area. Status: COMPLETE
  • Circuit Machine Relocation: Once the treadmills are relocated, the space in which the current treadmills occupy will be the new home for the pin in plate circuit machines. Currently the center has 13 circuit machines and they are spread out in two different locations. This new location will fit all 13 machines and allow for users to do “circuit workouts” where they move through several machines in a short period of time. Keeping these machines together will improve functionality/flow and is also a standard setup throughout the fitness industry. STATUS: COMPLETE

EXPANDING SECURITY CAMERAS: The safety of facility users and staff is a top priority for the Community & Recreation Center. The expansion of the security cameras ensures staff will be able to monitor activity throughout the facility, including all entrances and exits. This improvement will provide a safe environment for facility users and staff. To further improve security of the facility, the former Garden Café door will be upgraded to include badge access, which will help secure the facility. Staff are currently working with the contractor to identify locations and scope of work. This upgrade is anticipated to be completed by the end of the calendar year. STATUS: COMPLETE

NEW SHADE CLOTHS: Staff has identified shade cloths outside of the facility that require replacement based on current condition. This improvement will ensure the shade structures remain functional and the center maintains a sharp and attractive image. In addition, a shade structure will be constructed over the pool pumps. Keeping the Arizona sun off of the pool equipment will improve the longevity of the system and reduce replacement of equipment from sun damage. Less maintenance and repairs means the pool will require fewer closures and the overall water quality will remain exceptional. The contractor has been selected for this project and its anticipated to be complete by the end of the calendar year. 4/18/22 UPDATE: Shade cloths have been replaced. Structure over pool pumps is scheduled in the next 3-4 weeks. 

ENLARGING RACQUETBALL COURT DOOR: Staff  and programs utilize one of the back racquetball courts as the main hub for youth camps. This space is not only used for programming but also stores most of the center’s recreation program supplies. Enlarging the door allows for ADA accessibility and improves overall functionality and safety as staff and children navigate in and out of the space. This project is currently in progress with anticipated completion date of September 15. STATUS: COMPLETE

NEW FLOORING: In order to improve overall functionality, cleanliness, and the overall image of the center, staff have identified alternative flooring options in multiple high traffic areas in the center. This project will be ongoing and a competition date has not been identified at this point. Improvements include: 

  • Replacing carpet in locker rooms with a vinyl flooring option, this will ensure a cleaner surface that will hold up better to spills and general wear and tear of this area. This project will also include the replacement of the carpet in the hallways outside of the locker rooms. STATUS: COMPLETE
  • Replacing carpet in the former Garden Café to a vinyl flooring option. Staff have identified alternative uses for this space, which includes a potential stretching area for facility users. Before this space can be reimagined, general updates will need to be completed, including an updated floor that can be sanitized and cleaned with ease. STATUS: Tentatively scheduled for fall of 2022
  • Replacing carpet in the golf pro shop with a vinyl flooring options, which will be a stronger, more durable vinyl option that can withstand the soft spikes from golf shoes. This improvement will enhance the overall image of the space with a fresh and sharp look that will welcome all visitors to the golf course. This project will include the space just outside of the pro shop at the bottom of the stairs. STATUS: COMPLETE

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