Where To Play On the Penninsula

Updated 7/21/2021

 

There are three 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

There are four temporary courts across two tennis courts.  Two rolling pickleball nets are out at all times for anyone two use.  Players are welcome to bring their own nets for play on the other two courts.  The city of Monterey has set alternating days for pickleball and tennis during the popular 9am - Noon time.

Pickleball Priority Hours:

9:00am - Noon Mon/Wed/Fri and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the Month

Additional Pickleball Hours

Tennis players have priority 9:00am - Noon Tues/Thurs and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the Month.  Courts are open on a first-come / first-serve basis for either tennis or pickleball play the rest of the time.  See the sign posted on the fence for details.

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

Two permanent courts.  These courts are overlaid on tennis courts and striped to use the tennis net instead of pickleball nets.    

Park Pickleball Hours:

Pickleball play is available at anytime.  However, signage at the courts limits play duration if there are others waiting.  There is no stated priority difference between pickleball play and tennis play.  

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.

Monterey Penninsula College 

980 Fremont St

Monterey, CA

There are 6 pickleball courts striped over 3 tennis courts at MPC.  The facility has not yet opened for public play post-Covid.  These courts are normally open to the public when school events are not in progress.  Note that there is a fee for parking at MPC.

The Monterey Bay Pickleball Club is working with MPC to establish MBPC club sponsored play on weekends.  The club would supply up to six nets allowing us to support popular weekend play away from residential neighborhoods. 

Chamisal Tennis Club

980 Fremont St

Monterey, 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.