Action Alert: Help Make Pickleball Washington State’s Official State Sport

What Bill? Bill 5615, to make pickleball the official sport of the state of Washington, has been assigned a hearing date for Wednesday January 12th, 2022 at 8:00 am (video), and for a Senate vote on Friday January 14th at 10:30 am (video). After the bill clears the Senate hearing and Senate vote, a voteContinue reading “Action Alert: Help Make Pickleball Washington State’s Official State Sport”

Action Alert: Help Determine the Priorities for Kirkland’s Parks and Recreational Facilities

The City of Kirkland is developing a comprehensive parks, recreation, and open space master plan to see where their parks can grow, how their programs can expand, what improvements their facilities need and ways to better serve their community.  Many of you have already asked for more (lighted, covered, outdoor) pickleball courts in Kirkland. It’sContinue reading “Action Alert: Help Determine the Priorities for Kirkland’s Parks and Recreational Facilities”

Action Alert: Ask Redmond for Pickleball Court Clusters

Another day, another survey. Who? This time the University of Washington-Landscape Architecture, the Integrated Ecology Lab and the City of Redmond (Parks & Recreation) would like to analyze your experience of Redmond’s parks and trails, and determine the impact of COVID-19 related social distance measures on these parks and trails’ attendance. What? (…does this haveContinue reading “Action Alert: Ask Redmond for Pickleball Court Clusters”

Action Alert: Help us get $50,000 for pickleball lines!

Seattle City Council member Tammy Morales is sponsoring a city budget amendment titled “Add $50,000 GF to SPR to support adding pickleball court lines to existing tennis courts” in Seattle. Dan Strauss and Kshama Sawant are co-sponsors.  Please send all three an email to thank them for this. This amendment still needs to be voted on by the entire SeattleContinue reading “Action Alert: Help us get $50,000 for pickleball lines!”

Seattle Indoor Pickleball – Fall 2021

The Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) department has resumed indoor “drop-in” pickleball sessions at multiple locations starting in early October 2021. Most locations offer 45-minute long sessions. All locations require advanced reservations and limit the number of players to 4 times the number of pickleball courts available. Players have had many questions regarding these newContinue reading “Seattle Indoor Pickleball – Fall 2021”

Three easy things to do today to ask Bellevue Parks for more pickleball courts

Go to the Bellevue Parks and Open Spaces Suggestion Box. Give some love to all the pickleball suggestions already posted. Add your own. Go to the Bellevue Parks an Open Spaces Survey, and ask for lighted, covered, dedicated pickleball courts, clustered in groups of 8 or more.Or whatever else you would like to see. Tell all yourContinue reading “Three easy things to do today to ask Bellevue Parks for more pickleball courts”

Action Alert: Ask for Pickleball Courts in King County Parks

Would you like pickleball courts at Marymoor Park in Redmond, or at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center? Now is the time to ask. King County is updating its Open Space Plan. This plan will define what park projects King County will undertake in the next 6 years. They are starting with a customerContinue reading “Action Alert: Ask for Pickleball Courts in King County Parks”

Ask for More Pickleball Courts in Bellevue

What Bellevue is starting to update their Parks and Open Space System plan. This plan will set the Parks Department long-term objectives for acquisition, preservation or development of parks, community facilities, trails and open space in Bellevue. To get significantly more outdoor courts, we need it to be included in this plan. To make yourContinue reading “Ask for More Pickleball Courts in Bellevue”

How to Navigate the Fall Middle-School Tennis Season

The local Seattle non-profit Sports in Schools, has partnered with the Seattle parks department and for the 6th year is running a FREE FALL middle school tennis program for 6 weeks twice a week after school at 12 middle school sites all around Seattle.   Here is a summary that shows the schools and the daysContinue reading “How to Navigate the Fall Middle-School Tennis Season”