How to Navigate the High School Tennis Season

If you have tried playing pickleball outdoor during the late afternoon in Seattle or Shoreline lately, you probably noticed that local high schools tennis teams are practicing on a lot of the public courts.

Where are they practicing and where can you play?


In Seattle, the following tennis courts have pickleball court lines and ARE NOT reserved by high school tennis teams:

  • Delridge (West Seattle)
  • Discovery Park (Magnolia)
  • Georgetown
  • Observatory (Queen Anne)
  • To be confirmed: Soundview (Crown Hill)
  • Walt Hundley (West Seattle)

Tennis teams ARE practicing at the following tennis courts that are lined for pickleball during weekdays until June 11th:

  • Bitter Lake – 3:30-6:30pm
  • Green Lake East – 3:00-5:00pm
  • Miller – 3:00-5:00pm
  • Soundview – 4:00-5:45pm

For completeness sake, here are the other Seattle tennis courts that are also used by high school teams. None of those have pickleball lines:

  • Bryant 3:00-5:30pm
  • Froula 3:00-5:30pm
  • Jefferson 3:00-6:30pm
  • Laurelhurst 3:30-5:45pm
  • Volunteer 3:00-5:00pm
  • Solstice 4:00-6:00pm
  • Rainier Beach 5:00-7:30pm
  • Rainier 4:00-6:00pm
  • Meadowbrook 4:00-7:00pm
  • Lower Woodland 3:00-6:45pm


In Shoreline, all the Shoreview Park and Shoreline Park tennis courts are reserved for high school tennis teams from 3:00 to 5:00pm on weekdays until June 18th. You can double check court reservation status on the city’s web site.

The Twin Ponds tennis court has recently been resurfaced, has lines for two pickleball courts and should be available on a a first-come first-served basis.