Phoenix has been a bustling spot for pickleball players, they host various tournaments through out the year and has a loyal pickleball following and players.
We are going to provide some hot spots to play and city’s plan on expanding the courts.
But if you want to find out a game near your the check out this article on where to play pickleball.
Phoenix Pickleball News
The city of Chandler has just opened 6 special pickleball courts in Arrowhead Meadows Park, and a month later, on May 22, the first of the 6 new courts, 24 Pecos Park (located on I-10 south of Chandler Blvd), was completed and will be the largest pickleball court in Arizona State and the second largest in Arizona, after Arizona State University.
The courts are part of a park rehabilitation project, and due to the popularity of pickleball in the area, the city has decided to renovate some of the old tennis courts by modifying the existing surfaces.
There are currently four tennis courts, but as part of the redevelopment two will be retained and there will be six permanent pickles courts.
While the park is not expected to open until 2019, Mesa has already opened four pickleball courts and Gilbert plans to open 15.
The move to Chandler did not go down well with some tennis fans, who complain about the lack of public access to pickleball courts in downtown Chandler.
Scottsdale residents are using the rising numbers to urge city leaders to build or adapt more tennis courts for pickle ball courts.
John Furseth, who runs the online Chandler Tennis Meetup, which now has more than 700 members, expressed concern about the loss of tennis courts across the valley and said the community had never sought input from the tennis community.
Scottsdale officials announced in July that they would hold public meetings to discuss residents’ requests for a court order. Scotts Valley Parks and Recreation Two open days on the topic on 5 and 6 August in the city’s leisure centre.
Phoenix plans to build four permanent outdoor spaces after a group of pickleballers approached the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee earlier this year. Phoenix resident Sharon Parks calls the courses “beautiful” and expects players to line up to play on them. Earl Cunningham plays a round of pickedleballs with his son Michael Cunningham outside his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.
You may never have heard of it, but Pickleball has received its first national recognition, signaling that the demand for the sport with the funny name can no longer be ignored. The national federation, described as the fastest growing sport in the US and one of the most popular in Europe, is clamoring for more courts across the Valley.
Greater Phoenix Metro has more than 16 pickup spots, but larger cities like Phoenix and Scottsdale are catching up.
The trend became so widespread that the Gilbert Public Schools District created a dual-purpose court for tennis and pickleball, and began teaching both in high schools. In recent years, 16 pickle ball courts have been installed in the city, significantly increasing the number of pitches frequented by players, especially in Tempe and Chandler.
Citing Casa Grande, where the USAPA National Tournament was held in November 2015, Maloof said the general manager had begun promoting Pickleball and its special places for future residents. He added that he would also compare it to the popularity of golf, a popular sport in the United States and Canada. Private communities began responding to demand from pickleball crowds years ago, said Mike O’Brien, executive director of the US-based Pickleballs Association.
Public pickleball courts, which do not involve membership or residency in a particular community, are spotty in many major cities in the Valley.
Pickleball Tournaments Phoenix
Figures from the U.S. Pickleball Association show Scottsdale has a population of 76,837, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
That means due to COVID-19 related health concerns have halted or canceled almost majority of tournaments in and around Phoenix. Until further notice we just have to play in smaller groups.
Herberger Park Pickleball
the City of Phoenix opened 4 permanent outdoor pickleball courts at this location on 11/27/19.
The park is open 5:30am – 10pm, 365 days a year and is free to the public. Two tennis courts were converted to 4 fully painted pickleball courts with permanent nets and lights. There are restrooms in the park as well as 2 remaining lighted tennis courts, lighted sand volleyball, and a play field.
The park is located on the north side of Indian School Rd. next to the canal and multi-use bicycle path.
The viewpoint for The Arizona Falls is accessed from the west end of the parking lot.
Contact Information (court)
For more information contact Northeast Division – City Of Phoenix, Parks & Recreation at (602) 262-6696 – Send Email
Paseo Highlands Park Pickleball
These courts follow the basic City of Phoenix policy for open play: If people are waiting 4 on 4 off paddle rotation, after one game. Courts cannot be reserved. Most common times of play are early morning and after 7pm in the evening. Courts are lighted with LED lights.
Cost to Play Pickleball
Public access and free
Open daily 5:30am-10:00pm
For more information contact Steve Manolis at 602-315-9452
Pecos Pickleball Club
NOTE – In this time of national emergency because of the Coronavirus, most pickleball facilities in the N. Phoenix area are not functioning
During Normal Schedule Court rotation is 4 on 4 off, skill levels range from beginner to 3.0 $2/day Or $20/yr For Phoenix Resident Or $40/yr For Non-resident. One Pass Works For Entire City.
Cost to Play
$2/day Or $20/yr For Phoenix Resident Or $40/yr For Non-resident. One Pass Works For Entire City.
8/5/19 – 12/31/19 – Mon & Wed 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
For more information contact Staff at 602 534-5252