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Pickleball West Spotlight: Where to Play in Los Angeles

Explore Pickleball Courts & Upcoming Tournaments in LA

May 11 2023
Pickleball is often referred to as the “fastest growing sport in the United States,” and it has the numbers to back up that claim. CNBC reported 36.5 million people played pickleball from August 2021 to August 2022, based on numbers released by the Association of Pickleball Professionals this January. Yet in February 2022, LAist’s Sharon McNary said that Los Angeles had “too few places to play,” finding LA County had just one dedicated court out of 181 county-run parks.

Luckily, cities around the Golden State are stepping up to the proverbial pickleball net when it comes to supporting a growing sect of fanatics. Within the last few months there have been confirmed new pickleball projects or interest at cities including Newport Beach, Redondo Beach, and Long Beach. For those planning to visit Los Angeles this summer, there remain numerous options – both free and paid – to jump in on the tennis alternative.

Pickleball Courts to Explore Around Los Angeles

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  • Memorial Park (Santa Monica)
    • 16 Courts
    • Address: 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
    • Fee: Free to use
    • Availability: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. PT to 10:00 p.m. PT
  • Darby Park (Inglewood)
    • 8 Courts
    • Address: 3400 W Arbor Vitae St., Inglewood, CA 90301
    • Fee: Free to use
    • Availability: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. PT to 10:00 a.m. PT; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. PT to 5:00 p.m. PT 
  • Venice Beach Recreation Center (Venice)
    • 4 Courts (tape required to modify)
    • Address: 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
    • Fee: Free to use
    • Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. PT to dusk
  • Manhattan Heights Park (Manhattan Beach)
    • 7 Courts (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings, as well as all day Friday), 3 Courts (Other)
    • Address: North Herrin Ave. and Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    • Fee: Daily ($3 for residents, $5 for non-residents), or Monthly ($10 for senior residents, $15 for residents, $20 for non-residents)
    • Availability: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. PT to 9:00 p.m. PT; Saturday to Sunday, 8:00 a.m. PT to 8:00 p.m. PT
  • Westchester Tennis Courts (Los Angeles)
    • 8 Courts
    • Address: 7000 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
    • Fee: Hourly average $8 to $15 (varies by time and day)
    • Availability: Reservation required
  • Anaheim Tennis & Pickleball Center (Anaheim)
    • 10 Courts, up to 20 for tournaments and events
    • Address: 975 S. State College Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92806
    • Fee: $10 drop-in, or free with club membership
    • Availability: Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. PT to 9:00 p.m. PT; Saturday to Sunday, 7:00 a.m. PT to 6:00 p.m. PT

Upcoming Pickleball Tournaments in Los Angeles

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  • APP Newport Beach Open
    • Newport Beach Pickleball Club - 11 Clubhouse Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660
    • June 28, 2023 - July 3, 2023
  • PPA Tour: Los Angeles CA
    • Los Cab Sports Village - 17272 Newhope St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    • August 3, 2023 - August 6, 2023
  • NP California Open
    • Billie Jean King Tennis Center - 1040 Park Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804
    • September 15, 2023 - September 17, 2023

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