New pickleball courts debut at Westfield UTC in San Diego

The courts are open from sunrise to sundown, free to the public for a limited time.

SD Westfield UTC pickleball courts

New pickleball courts are now open at Westfield UTC — and free to play on though July 31.

Stacy Keck

This is a big dill: Three brand-new, regulation-sized pickleball courts are now open at Westfield UTC on the shopping center’s upper level, above True Food Kitchen.

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.

SD Westfield UTC pickleball courts

Find the courts above True Food Kitchen.

Stacy Keck

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:


We love these stylish green and pink paddle options.

Photos via Amazon

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