Local Play

Questions about Local Play?

For 2023, expect the following:

  • Our Fourth of July Round Robin Shoot Out: A round robin tournament
  • Clinics to introduce you to pickleball throughout the summer
  • Seattle Metro Pickleball Classic: A regional tournament
  • An annual play gathering for SMPA members only in May. (It’s easy to join).
  • Maybe more…
TimeForPickleball maintains a comprehensive list of pickleball courts in the greater Seattle area.

During “open” or “drop-in” play, players simply show up at a venue, without advance notification, to play with other players who also drop-in. Players are free to arrive and leave at any time. If there are too many players for the number of available courts, players rotate in and out of the courts after each match.

Always respect the court rules set by the local authorities. If the courts are not reserved exclusively for drop-in play, you might need to share them with people who want private play.

Time for Pickleball

Timeforpickleball lists times and locations of regular drop-in play on its Calendar page.

PlayTimeScheduler

Some people organize drop-in play in PlayTimeScheduler‘s Greater Seattle Area region.

Do you want to organize play that is limited to a specific group of players? For instance:

  • Your Household
  • You and your drilling partner
  • Your foursome practicing for an upcoming tournament

Public courts

You can organize play on any of the outdoor public courts. If you play on courts that are often used for drop-in play, please be considered and try to schedule your private play outside of regular drop-in times.

Depending on where you want to play, you might be able to reserve a public court. Both Seattle and Shoreline allow you to reserve courts online.

Private Courts

Many local private tennis and fitness clubs will also allow you to reserve pickleball courts. You do not always need to be a member to make a reservation.

During the summer, there is an informal outdoor 4.0 round robin league happening at Bitter Lake on most Saturday mornings. Registration happens through PlayTimeScheduler.

Several organizations host pickleball leagues, such as:

The suggestions below are meant to help people who have not yet played pickleball in Seattle and are wondering where to look for play opportunities.

Start at one of the locations listed below. At each of these locations we expect you to find people who will be kind and friendly to beginning and recreational players. If you find a location that suits your skill level, ask other players where else they play.

Click on each location name for more information about that location.

Note that some of these locations don’t offer pickleball during school vacations.

For drop-in time schedules at these locations, visit Time For Pickleball.

If you find that you are often winning your games by more than five points, consider visiting one of the locations recommended for intermediate players.

The suggestions below are meant to help people who have not yet played pickleball in Seattle and are wondering where to look for play opportunities.

Start at one of the locations listed below. At each of these locations we expect you to find people who will be kind and friendly to intermediate players. If you find a location that suits your skill level, ask other players where else they play.

Click on each location name for more information about that location.

Note that some of these locations don’t offer pickleball during school vacations.

For drop-in time schedules at these locations, visit Time For Pickleball.

If you find you are often losing your games by more than seven points, consider visiting one of the locations recommended for recreational players.

If you find you are often winning your games by more than five points, consider visiting one of the locations recommended for advanced players.

The suggestions below are meant to help people who have not yet played pickleball in Seattle and are wondering where to look for play opportunities.

Start at one of the locations listed below. At each of these locations we expect you to find people who will be looking for advanced players. If you find a location that suits your skill level, ask other players where else they play.

Click on each location name for more information about that location.

Note that some of these locations don’t offer pickleball during school vacations.

For drop-in time schedules at these locations, visit Time For Pickleball.

If you find you are often losing your games by more than seven points, consider visiting one of the locations recommended for intermediate players.

If you find you are often winning your games by more than five points, get in touch with our local pros to organize games at your level.

Facebook Groups

Click on a location below to access a FaceBook group in your community.

Monroe Pickleball

Monroe

Riverside Pickleball

Duvall

Edmonds Pickleball

Edmonds

Edmonds Pickleball

Edmonds

Puget Sound Pickleball Club

Auburn Game Farm

Lakeridge pickleball club

Seattle

mill creek pickleball

Mill Creek

pickleball in the Kent & Renton Area

Talbot Hill, Kent, Renton

Issaquah pickleball club

Issaquah

Mukelteo Everett pickleball club

Everett/Mukilteo

Beginner pickleball in the Seattle Area

Greater Seattle

Sammamish Pickleball

Sammamish

Rainier Beach PickleBall Club

Rainier Beach (South Seattle)

North Seattle Pickleball Players

North Seattle,  Green Lake,  Shoreline, Bitter Lake

Snohomish Pickleball

Pilchuck Park, Snohomish Boys & Girls Club

Seattle Metro Pickleball Association

Greater Seattle

seattle Guerilla Pickleball

Georgetown

Seattle Pickleball

Greater Seattle

South Seattle Pickleball

South Seattle

South Sound Pickleball Club

Gig Harbor