Local Play

SMPA Play
Where can I find pickleball courts?
Where can I find drop-in play?
Where can I organize private play?
Where can I find leagues?
Where can I find beginning and recreational play?
Where can I find intermediate level play?
Where can I find advanced level play?

SMPA Play

When there is no ongoing pandemic, the Seattle Metro Pickleball Association (SMPA) organizes regular events. Here is what you can look forward to:

  • Weekend play at the East Green Lake Tennis courts in Seattle
  • Fourth of July Round Robin Shoot out: A round robin tournament
  • Pickleball in the parks: Introduction to Pickleball at various locations during the summer
  • Seattle Metro Pickleball Classic: a regional tournament
  • An annual play gathering for SMPA members only. (It’s easy to join).

Where can I find pickleball courts?

TimeForPickleball maintains a comprehensive list of pickleball courts in the greater Seattle area.

Where can I find drop-in play?

During “drop-in” play, players drop in, without advance reservations, to play other drop-in players. 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.

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.

Facebook

Some people organize play via Facebook groups. Click on the Facebook icons below to access their respective Facebook groups.

Edmonds Pickleball:
Edmonds

North Seattle Pickleball Players:
North Seattle / Green Lake / Shoreview / Shoreline / Bitter Lake

Pickleball in Kent and Renton area:
Talbot Hill, Kent, Renton

Puget Sound Pickleball Club:
Auburn Game Farm and surrounding areas

Snohomish Pickleball:
Pilchuck Park, Snohomish Boys and Girls Club

Seattle Metro Pickleball Association:
Greater Seattle Area

Seattle Pickleball:
Greater Seattle Area

South Seattle Pickleball Players:
South Seattle

South Sound Pickleball Club:
Gig Harbor, Washington

Where can I organize private play?

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.

Where can I find leagues?

There is an informal outdoor 4.0 round robin league happening at Bitter Lake on most Saturday mornings. Registration happens through PlayTimeScheduler.

Regular Indoor and outdoor leagues are bound to come back when the current pandemic subsides. We look forward to the following leagues to resume:

The Pickleball Station courts are now permanently closed, so that league will not resume.

Where can I find beginning and recreational play?

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.

As of April 2021, most indoor locations are either closed or operate on a modified schedule.

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.

Where can I find intermediate play?

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.

As of April 2021, most indoor locations are either closed or operate on a modified schedule.

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.

Where can I find advanced level play?

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.

As of April 2021, most indoor locations are either closed or operate on a modified schedule.

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.