Where to play pickleball in San Diego

The sport has become especially popular in San Diego, and there are spots to learn and play across the county.

A woman hitting a pickleball on the court at The Hub San Diego

It’s safe to say pickleball is a hit.

Here’s the dill, pickleball is trending in San Diego. Last year, “pickleball courts near me” was a top-trending local Google search, and here’s the result: You don’t need to go far to play. Check out these local spots where you can get swinging.

Local parks

San Diego Parks and Recreation manages 40+ indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, and some even offer free equipment rentals. Almost all of these courts are free to use — like these parks with ample spaces for pickleballing:

People playing pickleball at big rock park.

People trying their hand at pickleball at Big Rock Park

Photo via Monica Garske + SDtoday

Rentals + lessons

Ready to take a whack at pickleball? These spots offer places to play and ways to learn the sport:

  • The Hub in Spring Valley is a dedicated space for pickleball enthusiasts with private courts, memberships, and lessons.
  • Mission Bay Resort has lessons and clinics to learn the basics or advance your skills. You can also reserve one of its eight outdoor courts for private play.
  • Barnes Tennis Center in Point Loma offers classes to improve your game plus open play and court reservations.
  • La Mesita Park is one of three parks in La Mesa with pickleball courts, and you can register for group or private lessons here.
  • Del Cerro Tennis Club has 12 outdoor courts that you can reserve, plus you can sign up for instruction and classes.
  • Big Rock Park in Santee has eight outdoor courts with free workshops and equipment rentals.

Get competitive

When it’s time to show off your skills, check out these groups where you can meet fellow pickleball enthusiasts.

  • Pacific Beach Tennis Club has eight lit, outdoor courts. You can reserve one, sign up for a competition, or join a pickleball mixer.
  • Volo Sports organizes groups and competitions where you can improve your game and make new friends.
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