Where To Play On the Penninsula

Updated 7/21/2021

 

There are several public parks with pickleball courts on the Monterey Peninsula.  All parks are currently open for singles and doubles play.  Due to issues with neighbors, MBPC does not currently sponsor play at any of these parks.  However, non-club pickup play can be found regularly at each park.  Generally speaking, the most popular time at each location is 9am - Noon, however, each park has different rules for time sharing with tennis players as well as time/day restrictions to appease the neighbors.  Please review the rules posted at each park for details. 

Until club play resumes, individuals can self-organize through the local pickleball facebook page.  This is a page maintained by local pickleball enthusiasts and is not affiliated with MBPC. 

Seat by the Tennis Court

Via Paraiso Park

Via Paraiso & Herrmann Dr. Monterey, CA

Currently, there are two courts with rolling nets across one tennis court.  The court is reserved for pickleball only.

Update 5/26/220: As of 5/2/22, the city of Monterey has established a pilot program that will reduce the number of courts at Via Paraiso from 4 to 2.  As a compromise, those courts are available for pickleball play at any time and, because these courts are for pickleball only, the former pickleball/tennis priority times no longer apply.  If you have concerns about the proposed permanent court reduction at VP, please email montereyrecreation@monterey.org.

Park Pickleball Hours:

Pickleball play is available at anytime on first-come first-served basis

According to the City web site, the following time limits apply:

  • Singles: 1 hour

  • Doubles: 1.5 hours

Morris Dill Courts

515 Junipero Ave

Pacific Grove, CA

There are four courts with portable nets across two tennis courts. 

Park Pickleball Hours:

9:00am - Dusk Tues/Thurs/Sat

Dusk is 7pm during daylight savings time and 5pm otherwise.

Pickleball is not permitted outside these hours.

Forest Hill Park

Lorca Lane

Carmel, CA

Four courts with portable nets across two tennis courts.  

Park Pickleball Hours:

Pickleball play is available at anytime on first-come first-served basis for both pickleball and tennis players. Signage at the courts limits play duration if there are others waiting.  There is no stated priority difference between pickleball play and tennis play.  A popular time for pickleball is daily 9am to Noon.  

Wheeler Street Courts

Wheeler Street

Seaside, CA

There are currently 4 pickleball courts shared with tennis.  However, none of them are striped for pickleball and no nets are provided.  Bring tape to mark the courts.  Residue from previous taping is helpful.

Update 5/26/2022: At the 4/21/22 Seaside City Council meeting, the council approved the striping of pickleball lines on all tennis courts.  A timeline is not yet established, though.  Complete staff recommendation is here.

  

Park Pickleball Hours:

A local group gathers with nets Wed, Fri, Sun 8:30 to Noon and Fri 5pm to dark.

Monterey Penninsula College 

980 Fremont St

Monterey, CA

There are 6 pickleball courts striped over 3 tennis courts at MPC.  These courts are open to the public when school events are not in progress.  Note that there is a fee for parking at MPC during the week (weekends are free).

There are no pickleball nets at MPC.  Players need to bring their own nets.

The MPC tennis courts are located in the middle of the campus and are not easy to find from the parking lots.  The best lots to part are C and D.  D is the closest if the gate to the baseball field is open.  If it is locked, you'll need to walk all the way around the courts to get to the tennis court entrance.

Click the map to the right for details.  On the map, A & B mark the two entrances to the tennis courts.  Entrance B (when open) is closest to lot D and Entrance A is closest to lot C.

MPC Map Image

Other Places to Play on the Central Coast

San Juan Bautista

100 Nyland Drive

San Juan Bautista, CA

Six permanent courts with permanent in-ground nets.  

Park Pickleball Hours:

The San Juan Bautista Pickleball club organizes play 9am-Noon Sat and Sun and 4-7pm Tuesday's. 

Brommer Street Park

1451 30th Ave

Santa Cruz, CA

Four permanent courts with permanent in-ground nets.   Four additional courts overlaid on two tennis courts.  Players can bring their own nets to play on the pickleball courts striped on the tennis courts.

Santa Cruz has other parks with pickleball courts.  See the Santa Cruz Pickleball Club web site for details.
 

Park Pickleball Hours:

The Santa Cruz Pickleball Club maintains a detailed calendar of play hours at all Santa Cruz area parks on their web site.

Private Clubs

Chamisal Tennis Club

185 Robley Rd

Corral De Tierra, CA

Chamisal is a private tennis club with a mix of permanent and temporary pickleball courts.  They are currently expanding their facilities to include more permanent pickleball clubs.  Despite being private, Chamisal runs pickleball socials and tournaments open to the public.  They also offer a pickleball-only membership at a reduced rate.  See the Chamisal web site for additional information on membership and events.

Medowbrook Tennis Club

1553 Kimball Ave

Seaside, CA

Medowbrook is a private tennis club with four pickleball clubs.   The run clinics available to members and non-members.  See the Medowbrook web site for additional information on membership and events.