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Our Top 8 Courts to Play Pickleball in LA

It’s been all the rage lately and the rumors are true….pickleball may be the absolute best sport ever. Here in LA, pickleball lives up to its hype. Pickleball in LA is an amazing summertime sport to pick up (if you haven’t done so already). It is one of our favorite ways to get outside, move our bodies, and socialize. There is a huge pickleball community that scatters all across LA and lucky for you, we have picked some of our favorite courts to play pickleball in LA, take a peek!

1. West Hollywood Park

Location: 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

If you’re in Weho, West Hollywood Park is the perfect place to pick up a game of pickleball in LA. There are six dedicated pickleball courts (1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b) that are all netted and lined up for you. You can choose to reserve a court or sign up for open-play times for $3. If you sign up for open-play, your name will be on a printed list and posted at the court entrance. There are a lot of younger people at these courts, and open-play is a great way to meet new people since you will be assigned at random your partner. West Hollywood Park is the only place that does this, and we think it’s so cool! Also, every June, West Hollywood Park has a Pride Pickleball Tournament that is opened to anyone 18+ to join! Sign up for open-play here or call here to reserve a court.

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2. Pickle Pop

Location: 1231 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

If the weather doesn’t permit pickleball, don’t you worry… Pickle Pop has the coolest indoor pickleball courts in LA. The Santa Monica sports club has three dedicated pickleball courts where anyone can join in on open play or leagues (member or not). The inside is super cute too, it has neon pink and purple lighting for cute photo ops pre or post pickle. If your new to pickleball, take lessons, clinics, or attend social events with Pickle Pop. Book here.


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3. Venice Beach Paddle Tennis & Pickleball Courts

Location: 1900 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

Play pickleball right next to the infamous Venice Beach boardwalk. Venice Beach Courts are the most popular pickleball courts in LA, filled with locals, tourists, and total pickleball fanatics! The pickleball scene is so lively in Venice. The courts are used for tennis and paddle, but every Tuesday and Thursday from 8am-12pm courts 7, 10, and 11 are dedicated just for pickleball. These courts are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so it might be a little bit of wait before you can get out on the court. Come out and play, and if you have time afterwards, spend some time on the boardwalk and beach. Find more info on the courts here.

Courtesy of Venice Pickleball Club

4. La Peer Hotel

Location: 627 N La Peer Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069

La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood might take the cake on the most unique place to play pickleball in LA…rooftop pickleball games. You can rent out a court and play pickleball while enjoying amazing views of LA. The resort has all sorts of day passes you can buy, but we suggest the pickleball one for only $35. After playing pickleball with friends and family, you can enjoy the hotel’s handcrafted cocktails and snacks. Book your time here.


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5. Allendale Park

Location: 1130 S Marengo Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

If you’re over on the East side of town, check out Allendale Park in Pasadena for some pickleball. The pickleball scene here is amazing and is one of the top places to play pickleball. If you’re a really good player or if you’re wanting to up your pickleball game, you’ll find some good competition here. There are four pickleball courts, all netted and lined, and free to play. You just have to bring the paddles and your athleticism. The community is tight here, so make sure you remember your pickleball etiquette and follow the rotating system set in place so that everyone gets a turn to play.  Find out more on the Allendale Park Pickleball Facebook page.

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6. Memorial Park

Location: 1401 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Memorial Park in Santa Monica is an amazing place to play pickleball in LA, and where you can also join he Santa Monica Pickleball Club. There are 4 tennis courts that have been lined for pickleball, but since these are not dedicated pickleball courts, you have to bring your own portable net and paddles to play. Don’t worry though, pickleball equipment is quite affordable if you order off of Amazon, or you might be lucky enough to have someone share their equipment with you. Pickleball is offered from 5pm-9:30 Monday and Wednesday and 8am-2pm on Saturday and Sunday. The park is free, but there are drop-in fees up to $5 for all players, and sometimes the courts are reserved for tennis lessons so double check that the courts are open in advance. Santa Monica is a popping neighborhood, so after pickleball grab dinner or a drink with your pickleball crew. Find more details on here.

Courtesy of City of Santa Monica

7. Manhattan Heights Park

Location: North Herrin Avenue & Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Play pickleball at Manhattan Heights Park! This is one a great place to play pickleball in LA. Anyone is welcomed to come and play drop-in pickleball games on weekdays from 8am-12pm. If you’re really serious about pickleball, you can purchase monthly passes and reserve courts. There’s also tournaments for you and your pickleball crew to join. These courts also serve as tennis and paddle courts, if you’re interested in expanding your racquet game. Find all the info here.


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8. El Segundo Parks & Recreation

Location: 401 Sheldon St, El Segundo, CA 90245

Check out the pickleball scene in El Segundo. This recreation center has four dedicated outdoor pickleball courts, all netted and lined up for you. Come play pickleball at any time. Even though the courts are public, we suggest you make reservations since these courts are very popular. Anyone can play, although resident and non-resident reservation fees apply. The rec center also has a league you can join which provides the perfect way to expand your circle. The pickleball game here is no joke. Find more details about drop-in plays and joining leagues here.


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