Greater Seattle Drop-in Pickleball Calendar
Action Alert: The Seattle Park District Wants To Hear From You
Delridge Community Center, Monday, March 2, from 6pm to 8pm
As you probably already know, the Seattle Park District provides Seattle Parks and Recreation with funds to invest in maintenance, recreation affordability, park development, and community events and programs.
They have for instance provided:
- $1.54 million to Renovate the Amy Yee Tennis Center Parking lot and address ADA issues. Renovate the restrooms, lobby, and the entrance from the parking lot to the center.
- $372,197 to install a fire protection system at Amy Yee Tennis Center
- $179,860 to renovate the sewer and drainage system at the Laurelhurst Playfield Tennis Courts
They have been investing our tax dollars into parks and communities for the last six years, and they are now working on a plan for another six years. They are asking people to join them in creating a plan to strengthen our parks and invigorate our communities. One of the three meetings offered will be at the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106), Monday, March 2, from 6pm to 8pm. It will include snacks, a short presentation, discussion time, and opportunity for questions and public comment.
Let’s go tell them that it is time they spend some of our tax money on pickleball! Let’s ask for less crowded venues, more weekend hours, more evening hours, dedicated, lighted and covered pickleball outdoor facilities, and whatever else you feel is appropriate. Bring your pickleball paddle. Bring your pickleball friends. Wear your favorite pickleball shirt. Let's pack the venue with pickleball players. It’s going to be fun!
Action Alert: Support new pickleball courts in Shoreline
The city of Shoreline is considering striping 12 pickleball courts on the Shoreline Park tennis courts this spring or summer. They are starting the public process of gathering comments. Public input closes on March 20th and they are having the Parks Board meeting on March 26th at 7:00 pm to present the recommendation based on public input.
Action Alert: Share Your Seattle Budget Priorities
Seattle Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda is now the new Chair of the city's Finance and Housing Committee. She will lead the budget process this year and she wants you to
In her latest newsletter, she says:
Thank you in advance for all the priorities you shared with us last year (pickleball players – we heard you loud and clear 🙂) , and we look forward to expanding on that initial list for our upcoming budget deliberations.So make sure you send Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda an email to thank her for "hearing you loud and clear" and let her know what pickleball improvements you would like to see budget in 2021 and why it is important to you and to the city.
Action Alert: Do you want more pickleball courts?
Get ready to let the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department know.
The City of Mercer Island has begun a community-driven process to update their citywide Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan (PROS Plan). They will need your help to determine how to prioritize projects and where to focus to keep their parks and programs thriving. The process will include extensive public engagement.
Take your first action today. Go to the city of Mercer Island's Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan page and subscribe to stay informed.
Take your second step tomorrow by talking to your fellow players about this upcoming Open Space plan. Make sure they are aware of it and let them know that you will ask them to participate in the public surveys when they become available.
This is important. To get more pickleball opportunities, pickleball needs to become part of this official 6-year plan. For pickleball to become part of the plan, citizens like you will need to make sure the Parks department and the city council are painfully aware of the demand for more pickleball opportunities.
The South Bellevue Community Center Community Wants Your Input
Help shape the future programming and activities at SBCC: Take their survey.
Seattle Outdoor Pickleball — State of Affairs — Fall 2019
Many of you have been asking me "when will we get more outdoor pickleball courts in Seattle?" and many other related questions. I have now compiled my answers on the News page.
Playtime Scheduler Update
Time for pickleball tells you where and when regular drop-in pickleball games are happening. It's pretty good at what it does, but there is a lot it doesn't do.
Playtime Scheduler makes it easy to organize one-off games.
The more people join, the easier it will be to organize games.
Mid-July, over 250 players from the Greater Seattle area had already joined.
Mid-August, over 325 players from the Greater Seattle area had already joined.
Mid-September, over 375 players from the Greater Seattle area had already joined.
Mid-October, 425 players from the Greater Seattle area had already joined.
Here is how it works. First, you have to register:
- Go to the Playtime Scheduler web site.
- Click the Register button.
- Select Greater Seattle Area, WA as your region.
- Fill in your information. including your zip code and skill level.
- Click on the Register button.
Now, make it suit your needs:
- Click on the My Account button.
- Click on Email Preferences.
- Tell the system when you are available to play pickleball and how far from home you are willing to travel.
That's it. You are now ready to join an existing session or create your own session and invite people to join. When someone creates a new session that fits your availability, your travel zone, and your skill level, you will receive an email.
If you have any question, please email infotimeforpickleball.com.
See you on the courts!
Recent Schedule Changes
- There will be no indoor pickleball at the Green Lake community center from May 3 to Oct 31 due to maintenance issues. (Thank you, Tim!)
- Correction: Cost of play at the Redmond Tennis Center is free for RTC Members, $7 for Trilogy Senior Partners, and $10 for Non-Members.
- The South Park Community Center is open for pickleball at the usual times. Floor refinishing has been postponed. (Thank you, Jo!)
Redmond Tennis Clubis now hosting pickleball weekdays from 1 to 3pm.
- The SeaTac Community Center has published its new gym schedule, with expanded pickleball hours. (Thanks, Tom!)
Pickleball Station will close March 15. Last drop-in will be on March 12.
- Issaquah now offers pickleball on Mondays (Thank you, Ilana!)
- Friday (pay-to-)play at Hiawatha is from 10 to noon.
- Saturday pickleball at the Tukwila Community Center ended Jan 11. (Thank you, Kristian)
- The Lifelong Recreation Winter brochure says there is pickleball at Magnuson on Saturday mornings. However, Saturday pickleball has been preempted by youth basketball until the end of March. (Thank you, Penny!)
- Friday pickleball at Delridge will end half an hour early until the end of the youth basketball season. (Thanks, Mark!)
- Friday pickleball at the Northshore Senior Center has been canceled indefinitely. (Thank you, Ginger!)
- The Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds is expanding pickleball times on Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be three separate time slots for advanced, intermediate and recreational players on those days. This might get a little confusing until everyone gets used to it. If you like the expanded hours, let Todd Cort, the Edmonds Recreation Supervisor, know: Todd.Cort@edmondswa.gov.
- We updated the Pickleball Station hours. (Thank you, Marianne!)
Allergic to floor varnish?
If you are allergic to the products used to refinish gym floors, you might be interested in the Seattle gym floor refinishing schedule (subject to change without notice) graciously provided by the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department.
See something? Say something!Many thanks to all the players and staff members who let us know about schedule changes.
Please email schedule change information to infotimeforpickleball.com.
Since most facilities state that "Programs, hours, and fees are subject to change without notice", the information included here cannot be guaranteed to be accurate. Call play locations within 48 hours of play to verify daily schedule. Make sure the location is open when you call. Pray that the person answering the phone is aware of the latest schedule changes and gives you accurate information.
Click on a time below to see the original document that listed that specific time.
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