If you’re one of the many people across the country struck by the Pickleball craze, there’s no reason to miss a great workout and a chance to meet the locals while traveling to San Diego. Find courts – many that are free of charge – near to Alcazar Court and stop by for a pick-up game!

Haven’t heard of pickleball? Pickleball is a lot of fun and easy to learn: players face off and whack a waffle-type ball with a solid paddle across a low net on a small court (it’s a combination of tennis, ping pong & badminton). This fast-growing racket sport provides great exercise and with limited equipment is a great option for people on-the-go. Its an ideal game for adults of all ages and ability levels, for either social or competitive play.

Please note that information is current as of the updated date on this post – but please check websites or call facilities directly to confirm their current offerings.

San Diego Pickleball
Pacific Beach Tennis Club (PBTC)
2639 Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA | 10-minute drive from Alcazar Court
Court fees: $7 ($4 -PBTC members) | See website for current times, dates, and rates
San Diego Pickleball has a new ‘home’ at the Pacific Beach Tennis Club! It’s off I-5 and neighbored by the Mission Bay Golf Course and the Mission Bay High School. Adults of all ages and skill levels are welcome to play on 4-8 outdoor courts.

Balboa Park Activity Center
2145 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 | 11-minute drive from Alcazar Court
Court fees: Free | See website for current times, dates, and rates
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11am – 2:30pm; Wednesdays: 3pm – 5pm
The Balboa Park Activity Center is a multi-purpose gymnasium built to accommodate a variety of racquet sports including pickleball, badminton, table tennis, volleyball and other events, including regional, state and national tournaments on 5 courts (subject to closure during high school spring and winter breaks and high school summer break).

Coronado Pickleball
Coronado High School Courts (behind the fire station)
650 D Ave, Coronado, CA 92118 | 17-minute drive from Alcazar Court
Court fees: drop-in cost is $3 for Coronado residents, $4 for nonresidents. | See website for current times, dates, and rates
Saturdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:45pm.
Beginner’s program every Saturday from 1:30 – 2:30pm, paddles are provided.

Other Possibilities

San Diego’s many municipal recreation centers have featured pickleball programs in the past, but can have changeable offerings. Please give these options a call to confirm availability.

Ocean Beach Recreation Center
4726 Santa Monica Ave, Ebers Street, San Diego, CA 92107 | 15-minute drive from Alcazar Court
(619) 531-1527

North Clairemont Recreation Center
4421 Bannock Ave, San Diego, CA 92117 | 18-minute drive from Alcazar Court
(858) 581-9926

Pacific Beach Rec Center
1405 Diamond St. , San Diego, CA 92109 | 19-minute drive from Alcazar Court
(858) 581-9927

 

Updated August 2, 2019