Have you ever thought “If only one of Seattle’s Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners was a pickleball player, then things would be different”?
There have been a few reports of conflict between pickleball players on the courts recently. Unfortunately, as more and more players access a limited number of courts, and as different players have a different idea of what is fair, such incidents are bound to happen.
Here a few things to keep in mind while trying to negotiate your way through these situations.
On Wednesday March 30th, 2022, Seattle Parks held the first of two public meetings about their new plans for the future of outdoor pickleball. Here are my notes from the meeting and my attempt at answering your most frequent questions about this meeting.
Seattle Parks recently held a meeting to review their official policy that says that when they paint pickleball lines on outdoor tennis courts, they will only paint two pickleball courts per tennis courts, even if many more will fit. Who represented tennis players at this meeting? The Seattle Parks employee in charge of Seattle Parks’
Action Alert: Support Bellevue Pickleball Players Asking for Better Outdoor Pickleball Court Lines (and Nets). Deadline: Tuesday, November 9, 3pm.
Please email the Bellevue Parks Board, with the subject line \”Written Communications – November 9\”, by Tuesday 3pm and ask them to line the tennis courts at Hilaire, Crossroads, Norwood and Lakemont Park to accommodate at least 2 pickleball courts per tennis court, and to allow permanent roll-away pickleball nets.
Do you dream of Bellevue having many sets of 6 or 12 dedicated outdoor pickleball courts in its parks system? During a virtual Neighborhood Leadership Gathering on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 8:00pm, Bellevue Parks and Community Services staff will share the scope of the department’s many assets and services and the purpose of
We have done a great job making ourselves heard so far in the Mercer Island “Parks and Open Space Plan” update process. Whether we will get new shared tennis/pickleball courts or DEDICATED pickleball courts depends on how much support for DEDICATED pickleball courts we will show at the upcoming Virtual Open House next Tuesday, September
What would you like to see in parks, open spaces, & community centers in the coming years? Seattle Parks asks you to help it plan for pandemic & economic recovery, responding to climate change, and supporting racial equity, by participating in their online open house: https://sprstrategicplan.infocommunity.org/ What does this have to do with pickleball? They
Your Chance to Chat with the Seattle Parks District Oversight Committee and Seattle Board of Park Commissioners
What Seattle Parks hosts Big Day of Play as a celebration of Seattle’s diversity and it encourages neighbors, communities and families to have fun, build relationships and be active together. It’s the day to play your way! We see this as the perfect day to advocate for pickleball. Read on. When This year, the Big
END OF APRIL UPDATE: The Seattle Parks Department only organized pickleball on the Jefferson tennis courts (as announced in the flyer above) twice. Then they quit doing it and forgot to tell the pickleball players about it. So players are still showing up and organizing games on their own. The Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR)