Palo Alto Pickleball Club
Welcome to the Palo Alto Pickleball Club
Drop-in Play, Seven Days a Week!
Meet our 400 members. Ages 5 to 93, we have little in common other than our love of pickleball.
Pickleball and friendships. Our motto is “Arrive as a Stranger and Leave as a Friend”
We play on 15 outdoor public courts at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto. Download/view more info HERE.
15 courts 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 7 days a week.
8 courts 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 7 days a week (4 with lights).
Download/view more info HERE.
Camraderie, exercise, competition – because it’s FUN!
Club members and visitors abide by certain court-sharing guidelines. Download/view more info HERE.
Learn how to play and how to improve your game at USAPA.
To become a PAPC member, please download the application form below and read the instructions for Palo Alto residents and non-residents. Application forms can also be found at the courts
Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list for reasons explained on the application. Non-residents who have been members anytime between 2016 through 2019, may renew their membership without being placed on the waiting list.
Whether or not you are a PAPC member, everyone is welcome to play pickleball at the new Mitchell Park courts.
Benefits & Dues
MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE:
Challenging play for all abilities
Round robins and tournaments with prizes
Challenge ladders for all levels
Potluck pickleball parties
Magnetic name tags
5% discount at Pickleball Central
discount code: CRPAPC
MEMBER DUES PROVIDES FOR:
Insurance (required by the City)
Nets and balls
Paddles for visitors
Membership questions HERE.
CITY OF PALO ALTO RECREATION CLASSES
Amy Lauterbach and Cindy Leonard will be co-teaching a Winter Season Beginners Class through the City of Palo Alto starting in January. Registration begins December 3 for Palo Alto residents, and December 10 for non-residents.
BEGINNERS CLASS 1
Fridays, January 10 - 31 (10:30AM - 12PM)
BEGINNERS CLASS 2
Fridays, February 7 - 28 (10:30AM - 12PM)
NEW TO PICKLEBALL?
Introductory sessions every Sunday and Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm, and every Wednesday from 11:30 am to 1 pm. No reservation needed; non-members welcome. Cancelled if it's raining or if the courts are still wet after rain.
Given from time to time. Club members will receive an invitation email from Kathy.
Video from Kathy's latest clinic here.
SPRING AND SUMMER CLASSES
In the Spring, Kathy Levinson will be teaching an Intermediate class. Rich Pearson and Mia Di Giovanni will be teaching additional Beginners classes.
Next summer, Jocelyn Tseng will be teaching a family-friendly pickleball class for parents and their kids. Class times to be determined.
Details will be published in the Spring and Summer editions of the Enjoy! Activity Guide.
GOLDEN STATE PICKLEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
BAY AREA SENIOR GAMES
View the regular weekly drop-in play schedule and coordinate play with others during the week.
Round Robin & Potluck (see 2018 photos)
4TH OF JULY
Firecracker Tournament & Potluck
Round Robin & Potluck
"Pickleball's Popularity" Palo Alto Weekly, August 2, 2019
"Pickleball Picking Up Steam on New Courts at Rengstorff Park" Los Altos Town Crier, June 19, 2019
Daily Post, April 27, 2019
"Palo Alto Pickleballers Volley for a Win in Battle Over Courts…" Peninsula/Press March 19, 2019
Viking Sports Mag Online, December 3, 2018
Palo Alto Online, April 8, 2018
"New Pickleball Courts Planned for Mitchell Park" Palo Alto Online, January 5, 2018
"Pickleball goddess on a mission to get more courts" – The Mercury News, July 6, 2017
Channel 7 ABC News host Amanda del Castillo came to Mitchell park to do a news segment about our club.
(April 29, 2019) View news segment HERE.
"Behind the Headlines - The Rise of Pickleball". Palo Alto Weekly podcast interview with Monica on pickleball's popularity (August 2, 2019).