Adult Pickleball open play is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon and 9:00 to 11:30 AM on Fridays at the San Marcos Activity Center. We have six courts for Pickleball which has allowed us to designate three courts as competitive courts and three as recreational courts. This has helped us accommodate our increasing number of advanced and beginner level participants while eliminating the wait time between games.
Pickleball is a cross between badminton, tennis and ping-pong. It is played on a badminton-sized court 20 feet by 44 feet with wooden paddles, a wiffle ball and a net that is lowered to 34 inches. Players volley the ball back and forth to try to score on the opposition. It was designed to be easy to learn for people of all ages and athletic abilities. In the past 10 years the growth of Pickleball has exploded mainly in senior communities throughout the United States.
Pickleball is free for Activity Center members. Nonmembers will be charged the daily use rate of $3.00 for residents and $4.00 for nonresidents. Paddles and balls are available for those who do not have their own. If you would like to learn more about the sport you are welcome to attend a session to observe and give it a try, free of charge.