About SMPA

Our History

SMPA started with a bang!

SMPA rallied local pickleball players to attend a Seattle Parks Board meetings to ask for their support to create more outdoor pickleball facilities. Following that lively appearance at the Parks Board, we have:

The SMPA Board of Directors continues to reach out to and meet with the metro area civic governments as we lead the charge to create more pickleball playing opportunities and events in the Seattle metro area and beyond.

We invite all Seattle metro area pickleball players to JOIN our organization in the pursuit of FUN, FITNESS, and FRIENDSHIP.

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What can SMPA do for you?

Seattle Metro Pickleball Association (SMPA) is your voice in speaking up to the city or county parks departments to ask for pickleball facilities, more court time indoors, and work to develop dedicated pickleball facilities. SMPA is why Green Lake pickleball courts exist for the 50+ players there each Saturday and Sunday.

SMPA is why there are semipermanent pickleball nets popping up at lined tennis courts. An SMPA founder was key to the city of Shoreline creating the lined courts at Shoreview. When we speak, the cities listen.

On the fun side of things, SMPA hosts meet and greets and pickleball skills clinics to help you connect with other pickleball players, improve your playing skills, and grow pickleball.

Why belong to SMPA?

You may be only one player, however your voice matters. When Seattle Metro Pickleball Association (SMPA) approaches the Seattle Parks and Recreation to advocate lining underutilized tennis courts, or we plead for more indoor play hours, organize responses to cities all around as they develop recreation plans, and we continue to work all fronts needed to develop dedicated pickleball facilities, your participation as a supporter is critical.

Want to make a difference?

Help us raise money for more courts and more play!


Seattle Metro Pickleball Association (SMPA) started in 2017 with a mission of expanding pickleball play opportunities in the Seattle metro area. From newly lined tennis courts, to increased indoor play times, to adding semi-permanent nets at locations as diverse as Shoreview Park, Miller Playfield, Green Lake, and West Seattle, SMPA works to improve pickleball for you. 

Tax Deductable

All gifts to Seattle Metro Pickleball Association (EIN 82-2938882), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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