Considered America’s fastest-growing sport, pickleball is played by two to four players and combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It can be played indoors or outdoors on a badminton sized court with a modified (lower) tennis net. Participants use a hard paddle/racket and a perforated plastic ball.
After a successful pilot program, pickleball is now a permanent activity at Evergreen Park. The courts are designed for both tennis and pickleball players. The west court is designated as priority for tennis players, and the east court (with added yellow lines) serves as priority for pickleball players. To keep the pickleball court nets in good condition, they are secured in a locked box at the courts. Pickleball players desiring access to the portable nets will need to participate in a training and complete a volunteer application before receiving the lock combination. Interested parties can contact JoAnne Plummer, Parks & Recreation Manager, at (805) 562-5505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pickleball schedule at Evergreen Park is:
- Monday: 9am
- Tuesday: 4pm to dusk
- Wednesday: Open (on your own)
- Thursday: 9am & 4pm to dusk
- Friday: Open (on your own)
- Saturday: 9am
- Sunday: 10am
There is also a pickleball court at the new Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park in Old Town (170 S. Kellogg Ave).