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.

Balboa Activity Center
2145 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 | 11 minute drive from Alcazar Court
Court fees: Free
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11am – 2:30pm; Wednesdays: 3pm – 5pm
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Ocean Beach Recreation Center
4726 Santa Monica Ave, Ebers Street, San Diego, CA 92107 | 15-minute drive from Alcazar Court
Court fees: Free
Monday Wednesday And Friday From 10:00 -2:00
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San Diego Pickleball Meetup
Barnes Tennis Center
4490 West Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA | 16-minute drive from Alcazar Court
Court fees: $4 (plus $1 for paddle rental).
Every Thursday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
This Meet Up is offered through San Diego Pickleball which sets up outdoor courts at the beautiful Barnes Tennis Center in Point Loma. Experienced? – simply drop-in, pick up a paddle and rotate into play. Newbie? – instruction is provided for first timers and beginners. Bring a sense of humor and fun-loving spirit. Please note that signs can be difficult to see at night. Turn in for Mariners Cove off W. Point Loma Blvd, then left for the entrance to the Barnes Tennis Center. The front desk will direct you to courts (#23 and #24).

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 $4 for nonresidents.
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.

North Clairemont Recreation Center
4421 Bannock Ave, San Diego, CA 92117 | 18-minute drive from Alcazar Court
Court fees: Free
Open play Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-12:30pm
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Pacific Beach Rec Center
1405 Diamond St. , San Diego, CA 92109 | 19-minute drive from Alcazar Court
Court fees: Free
Tuesday 10am – 4:30pm & Thursday 10am – 4:30pm
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