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Best Places to Play Pickleball in Los Angeles, CA: Courts, Times, Everything You Need to Know

by Thomas Shields on

Lights, Camera, Pickleball!? Los Angeles, The Big Orange, La-La Land, the City of Angels, the Film Capital of the world (I could keep going, but I won’t). LA is our nation's hub for entertainment, food, fashion, and stardom. And now...pickleball.

Fun fact, Los Angeles County has more people than 40 other states… yes you heard that correctly. With a city this dense and constant 70 degree, sunny weather, it's no wonder LA has become such a destination for Pickleball!

Even all of the celebrities have been bit by the pickleball bug. I wouldn't be surprised if you spotted a celebrity playing during one of those “Hollywood Hop on Hop off” tours during your visit!

Whether you are a Los Angeles native, or are simply enjoying the sunshine from out of town, you need to keep reading below as we have outlined the best places to play pickleball in the city.

Memorial Park – 1401 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica CA, 90404

Memorial Park Pickleball is one of the original pickleball spots for Santa Monica residents. Here you will find 16 pickleball courts. These are played on lined, painted tennis courts. The community gets together to set up nets each and everyday for open play, with dedicated beginner courts in the mornings, evenings, and weekends.

This is the perfect grassroots spot to meet new people and play with all skill levels. Check out their Facebook page here for more details! Best part is that they are all about Love, Peace, & Pickleball 🙂.

Open Play Times:

Mornings: Monday - Friday 8am to 12pm.

Evenings: Monday & Wednesday 5pm to 9:30pm.

Weekends: Saturday & Sunday 8am to 2pm.

Cost: Free

Santa Monica Pickleball Center – 2505 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica CA, 90403

The Santa Monica Pickleball center (expansion from their Tennis Center) is the new hot spot in all of Los Angeles! This amazing facility just opened in March, so now is the time to visit. Over $250,000 were invested!

One of the best perks here is that they are open 7 days a week. You can’t go wrong with their lighted outdoor pickleball courts with top-of-the-line C&D nets and two thousand square feet of retail space which offers the largest and most-varied inventory of pickleball equipment in all of Los Angeles.

Visit their pro shop, or enjoy group clinics and private lessons with their pickleball Pros!

Open Times: 8am - 9pm

Cost: Contact for details

El Segundo Park – 300 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

Biking distance to the beach after you finish playing? Local breweries and great restaurants? Sign me up for this spot!

This public facility features 4 perfect dedicated pickleball courts, along with another 4 courts with painted lines and mobile nets on a tennis court! They also have restrooms, water fountains, and lights for night sessions. Check out their Facebook page where they feature all their local players along with fun leagues & events!

Cost: Call to reserve. 310-524-2700

Open Times: 8am-9pm

Manhattan Heights Park – 1600 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Manhattan Beach offers not only Pickleball, but you can also find Tennis, Badminton, and even paddle tennis.

Here you can either reserve a pickleball court, or have fun with locals during drop in play from 8am-12pm Monday through Friday. They have 3 dedicated pickleball courts, with 4 additional courts with painted lines for expanded drop-in play!

Open Times:

Monday - Friday: 8am – 9pm

Saturday/Sunday: 8am – 8pm

Cost: See pricing guide here

Thomas Shields

Thomas Shields

Founder of The Dink & Upswing Sports. Host of PicklePod with Zane Navratil. Sometimes commentator and show host.

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