Palo Alto Pickleball Club

 
 

Welcome to the Palo Alto Pickleball Club

Drop-in Play, Seven Days a Week!

 

The latest Santa Clara County COVID-19 rules allow

members of two households to play on the same court. Details HERE.

WHO: 

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!

WHAT:

Pickleball and friendships. Our motto is “Arrive as a Stranger and Leave as a Friend”

 

WHERE:

We play on 15 outdoor public courts at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto. Download/view more info HERE.

 

WHEN:

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.

WHY:

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.

 

HOW:

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.

Join Us

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

  • Free clinics

  • Round robins and tournaments with prizes

  • Challenge ladders for all levels

  • Use of club's ball machine

  • Potluck pickleball parties

  • Great camaraderie!

  • Magnetic name tags

  • 5% discount at Pickleball Central

    • discount code: CRPAPC

 

MEMBER DUES PROVIDES FOR:

  • Insurance (required by the City)

  • Nets and balls

  • Storage lockers

  • Court Maintenance

  • Paddles for visitors

Membership questions HERE.

 
 

Classes

CITY OF PALO ALTO RECREATION CLASSES

All Recreation Department Spring Classes have been cancelled (see details HERE).

Clinics

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.

Due to COVID -19, all clinics have been cancelled until further notice.

KATHY'S CLINICS

Given from time to time. Club members will receive an invitation email from Kathy.        

See photos of previous sessions.

Video from Kathy's latest clinic here.​​

 

Annual Events

GOLDEN STATE PICKLEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

(see 2019 photos)

BAY AREA SENIOR GAMES

(see 2019 photos)

MEMORIAL DAY

Round Robin & Potluck (see 2018 photos)

4TH OF JULY

Firecracker Tournament & Potluck

(see 2018 photos)

LABOR DAY

Round Robin & Potluck

(see 2019 photos)

ENCORE GAMES

(see 2018 photos)

TURKEY WADDLE

(see 2018 photos)

Playtime Scheduler

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.

Give it a try.

 

Press

"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

 

"Victory for Pickleball Enthusiasts"

Daily Post, April 27, 2019

 

"Palo Alto Pickleballers Volley for a Win in Battle Over Courts…" Peninsula/Press March 19, 2019

 

"Palo Alto Pickleball"

Viking Sports Mag Online, December 3, 2018

 

"Senior Athletes Meet Their Match…"

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

Radio

Monica Interview Pt1 - KCBS Radio
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Monica Interview Pt2 - KCBS Radio
00:00 / 00:00

Video

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).

Pickleball in Palo Alto: A 360-Degree Experience

Video from Stanford School of Journalism

CONTACT US

 

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