The courts are open to players of all ages and skill levels, sunrise to sundown — first come, first served (no reservations). They’re free to use through Monday, July 31, as long as you follow these rules. Paddles and balls are not provided, so bring your own gear.
If you don’t quite speak pickleball, learn about the trendy sport before you hit the courts. The fast-growing activity is played with a paddle and plastic ball with holes, as doubles or singles. It’s a cross between tennis, badminton, and ping-pong.
BTW, San Diego has lots of public pickleball facilities, too — indoor and outdoor — from North County (Cypress Canyon Park), to the coast (La Jolla Recreation Center), and downtown (Municipal Gym).
Ready to play? Here’s the gear we recommend:
- Beginners can purchase a full pickleball set with paddles, balls, and a bag to carry it all.
- Stock up on pickleballs with these Wilson Tru 32 Pickleball Balls — approved by USA Pickleball for competitive play.
- Looking to play at home? Make your own court with these mini markers and this height-adjustable net.
- For paddles with personality, we love this Southwestern-themed paddle, these light pink and green paddles, or this bacon and eggs paddle.
- You can even customize your own paddle with this best-selling option.