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”

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 BigContinue reading “Your Chance to Chat with the Seattle Parks District Oversight Committee and Seattle Board of Park Commissioners”

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 11

Please write Recap: On July 15, the Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) Department’s Deputy Superintendent Christopher Williams wrote that (1) it is SPR’s policy to add pickleball lines only to the tennis courts that historically get low usage by tennis players and (2) that adding pickleball court lines to the tennis courts located next to theContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 11”

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 10

Why Is SPR Choosing to Treat Southeast Seattle Differently From the Rest of the City? On July 15, the Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) Department’s Deputy Superintendent Christopher Williams wrote that (1) it is SPR’s policy to add pickleball lines only to the tennis courts that historically get low usage by tennis players and (2)Continue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 10”

Why Is SPR Choosing to Treat Southeast Seattle Differently From the Rest of the City?

On July 15, the Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) Department’s Deputy Superintendent Christopher Williams wrote that (1) it is SPR’s policy to add pickleball lines only to the tennis courts that historically get low usage by tennis players and (2) that adding pickleball court lines to the tennis courts located next to the Jefferson andContinue reading “Why Is SPR Choosing to Treat Southeast Seattle Differently From the Rest of the City?”

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 9

“It is incumbent upon SPR to articulate why it is policy to preserve the interests of one recreational community over another“ RECAP Nathan King expressed to Mayor Durkan his displeasure with the way the Seattle Parks department is treating Southeast Seattle pickleball players. The Parks Department replied that even though they already have or are about to line tennisContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 9”

“Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 8

Since the mayor asked, the Parks department’s Deputy Superintendent steps in Recap: A few days ago, Nathan King expressed to Mayor Durkan his displeasure with the way the Seattle Parks department is treating Southeast Seattle pickleball players.   July 15, 2021 Nathan, hello. The Mayor’s Office asked us to respond on their behalf to your July 10 email. WeContinue reading ““Southeast Seattle Needs Outdoor Pickleball Courts Now: The Saga” – EPISODE 8”