Palo Alto Pickleball Club
Welcome to the Palo Alto Pickleball Club
Drop-in Play, Seven Days a Week!
The latest City of Palo Alto Community Services COVID-19 mandate (as of February 4, 2021):
Singles only unless playing with members of the same household. Everyone must wear a mask, even when playing! Social distancing is required. No exceptions!
Meet our 500+ members. Ages 5 to 93. We enjoy all levels of play, but the one thing we have in common is that we all love and want to share the joy 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.
It's great to have a place for fun exercise where we don't have to plan ahead. We can drop in for 30 minutes or 3 hours and always find a good game, great camaraderie, and a warm welcome.
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
Use of club's ball machine
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
DUE TO COVID, ALL CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
Pickleball Fun for Youth (ages 12-17)
This class is for those who are new to the game of Pickleball or want to improve their game. Playing in a singles format, with only one person on each side of the net to observe social distancing, you will learn the rules and basic strokes to enable you to complete a game from a certified PRR coach and tournament player. All equipment is provided. Wear court shoes. Masks are required when not playing.
Must be registered through the City of Palo Alto Recreation Department.
Classes are at 3:45 in the afternoon,
December 14-17 Cancelled
January 4-7 (Monday-Thursday) Cancelled
January 19-22 (Tuesday-Friday) Cancelled
February 1-4 (Monday-Thursday) Cancelled
February 15-18 (Monday-Thursday) Cancelled
See details in Palo Alto Recreation Catalog
NEW TO PICKLEBALL?
New members may receive a complimentary lesson from a club instructor.
DUE TO COVID, ALL CLINICS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
GOLDEN STATE PICKLEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
BAY AREA SENIOR GAMES
Round Robin & Potluck (see 2018 photos)
4TH OF JULY
Firecracker Tournament & Potluck
Round Robin & Potluck
If you're interested in organizing group play at Mitchell Park, or you just want to see who's playing, sign up online at playtimescheduler.com. If you sign up for the San Francisco Bay Area, you will be able to view a weekly calendar of pickleball sessions color-coded by county. You can also opt-in to be notified by email whenever someone organizes a session at Mitchell Park.
You can also use Playtime Scheduler to reserve the Ball Machine. Instructions HERE.
When reserving the Ball Machine, do not change the Skill Level Range. Leave it at 2.0 - 5.0; otherwise, the volunteer supervising the ball machine will not receive your request.
"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).
Video from Stanford School of Journalism