Seattle Pickleball Courts Reservation Policy Changes

The Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) department is changing its tennis and pickleball court reservation policy. SMPA is trying to understand what impact (if any) this will have on pickleball. Please contact SPR’s Matt Look and/or the SMPA if you have concerns or questions. SMPA has in the past rented the East Green Lake courts for weekend outdoor play,Continue reading “Seattle Pickleball Courts Reservation Policy Changes”

Seattle Needs More Pickleball Courts

The Seattle Parks Departments’ Lifelong Recreation (LLR) Division provides recreational activities for citizens over 50 years old. The Lifelong Recreation Advisory Council (LLRAC) advises the LLR about programs, policies, and financial issues. In mid-November, LLRAC sent the following letter to the mayor, the heads of the Park District Board and the Parks’ Recreation Department, and the Parks Superintendent. From:Continue reading “Seattle Needs More Pickleball Courts”

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: “This is the first time in three years anybody has asked me about pickleball”

On October 23rd, Age Friendly Seattle and The Seattle Public Library hosted Mayor Jenny A. Durkan for a special Civic Coffee Hour and Q&A focusing on issues facing Seattle’s older adults, including COVID-19, the City of Seattle’s 2021 budget, and more. Several attendees asked pickleball related questions to the Mayor, such as: “The proposed SeattleContinue reading “Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: “This is the first time in three years anybody has asked me about pickleball””

Spring 2020 SMPA Directors Election Results

At the April 2, 2020 close of voting for the Seattle Metro Pickleball Association (SMPA) Board of Directors, SMPA voting members approved the Board-recommended slate. Returning for additional terms are Miguel de Campos, Theresa Haynie, and SMPA President Jerry Kindinger. We welcome three new directors, Kiersten Bacon (Edmonds), Mary Ann Benack (Seattle), and Jeff JollyContinue reading “Spring 2020 SMPA Directors Election Results”

How many pickleball courts in Seattle? – December 2019

Your Seattle Metro Pickleball Association sent the following letter to the Seattle Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan team on December 13th. To: Seattle Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan ( Cc: Seattle Board of Park Commissioners (; Seattle Park District Oversight Committee ( Subject: SPR offers 145 dedicated tennis courts and 0 dedicated pickleball courts Dear SeattleContinue reading “How many pickleball courts in Seattle? – December 2019”

Greater Seattle Area Court News – December 2019

Indoor Seattle Pay to Play Starting in January 2020, you will have to pay to play pickleball at the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center. This is because pickleball there happens in the morning before the center officially opens at noon. Since Seattle Parks &Rec (SPR) department has decided to stop funding all drop-in activities that previously tookContinue reading “Greater Seattle Area Court News – December 2019”

Gig Harbor Pickleball News

June 2019 There is great summer outdoor pickleball play in Gig Harbor at Sehmel Homestead Park. This nicely outfitted park, with clean restrooms and plenty of parking, is a local pickleball haven. South Sound Pickleball Club welcomes players of all abilities and good sportsmanship to play on their 9 pickleball courts, with permanent lines painted on multi-use basketballContinue reading “Gig Harbor Pickleball News”