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Help Us Help You!

Thank you

We are so grateful for the current Seattle Metro Pickleball Association volunteers who help us execute on our vision of “More Courts, More Play” by working hard to organize play of all kinds, maintaining the courts, communicating with Parks officials and generally spreading the word about pickleball. You are the real MVPs (Most Valuable Picklers)! Your hard work and dedication are unmatched and appreciated. Thank you for being awesome!

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More Courts. More Play.
SMPA member Erin O’Rourke stands in front of the “More Courts, More Play” banner.

Let’s Do More

As pickleball grows exponentially, there is so much more that the Seattle Metro Pickleball Association would like to do to execute on its quadruple mission of:

  • Growing the profile of pickleball in our region and the community of people working together to help it to flourish,
  • Engaging with individuals and governmental bodies to improve and expand public pickleball facilities across the region,
  • Empowering Play by providing expertise, equipment, and other material resources to enable well-run, inclusive organized play opportunities,
  • Building the dedicated pickleball facilities that our region deserves and that generations to come will enjoy.
At an Intro to Pickleball event, SMPA members Tom Grubb and Terry Cullen show how to play.

We Need You

To do it all, we will need your help. We have created a list of new volunteering opportunities and made it easy for you to let us know which of those sounds fun and express your interest. The time commitment and duration with each volunteer opportunity will vary. As a volunteer, you can put in as few or as many hours as your availability permits. Please take a look at our Volunteer Form, see if any area appeals to you, and let us know what we missed.

A sign directing people to an SMPA Pickleball in the Park event open to all.

Volunteering is a great way to make a positive difference in the world and have fun at the same time. You will make new friends, learn new skills, and feel good about helping others. So don’t hesitate. You won’t regret it!

Volunteers Lending a Hand

SMPA Member Drew Thoresen greets participants at a local Pickleball in the Park event.
SMPA member Jose “Pax” Ortega demonstrates a backhand volley.
SMPA Member and certified pickleball instructor Tom Grubb shares his teaching skills at an Intro to Pickleball clinic open to all.

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Volunteer and up your game. It’s a win-win.

The pickleball license plate is on track to become a reality and you can participate in the process. We only need less than 800 petition signatures to reach our goal of 3,500 by December 19 (Mon).

SMPA has pickleball instructors excited about the license plate who are donating their time to give free clinics as a thank you to any volunteers helping with the final push to get petition signatures. Volunteers will be eligible for a FREE Intermediate/Advanced Skills and Drills Clinics to be taught by prominent pickleball instructors in April or May 2023 (Dates/location TBD) for every 50 petition signatures.


  • First 16 people to turn in 50 petition signatures (2 full sheets) will get a FREE spot in a 90-minute clinic.
  • Every 50 signatures guarantees a FREE spot.
  • Collect 100 signatures and bring a friend to the clinic for FREE!

Bring the petition sheets, a clipboard and pen to your favorite hangout, family gathering, tournament, league, or club event! Please keep the originals and email photos of completed petition sheets to by 12/19/2022.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please sign up for a shift on SignUpGenius to collect petition signatures at the 2022 ETC/Kirkland Holiday Pickleball Smash!

Over 400 players are registered for this tournament on 12/15 to 12/18 (4 days). It’s the easiest way to hit the 50 signatures and secure a FREE admission to the Spring 2023 Pickleball Skills clinic. Sign up for 2-hour shifts now!

Draft Plate Design and Online Petition

The online petition is available for signatures from anywhere! Check out the draft designs and vote for your favorite before the poll is closed.

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SMPA Seeking a Volunteer Treasurer

UPDATE: The treasurer position has been filled.

The Treasurer duties specified in SMPA’s Bylaws are as follows:

  1. Have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the corporation
  2. Receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to the corporation from any source whatsoever, and deposit such monies in the name of the corporation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositaries as shall be selected in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws
  3. In general, perform all of the duties of the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board.

The SMPA volunteer Treasurer is an executive position within the 501 (3) (c) organization.