San Luis Obispo Pickleball

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Welcome to the SLO Pickleball

  • We are First & Foremost about having fun … you'll find friendly folks who would love for you to come and join us in a game.

  • It provides exercise for our bodies while we are having fun. The game is good for your coordination, your reactions, your muscle development and your mental health.

  • Lastly, San Luis Obispo has the best weather for playing pickleball on the Central Coast!

Come join us! We guarantee you’ll have fun! Questions? Email Us

Mission Statement

  • To develop public interest and participation in the sport of pickleball within the City of San Luis Obispo;

  • To encourage and support pickleball players of all ages, gender, ability and skill levels;

  • To provide pickleball events and activities in the City of San Luis Obispo;

  • And, to assist and support the City of San Luis Obispo with the improvement to and expansion of pickleball facilities.

Upcoming Events

  • November 16 - General Membership Meeting

  • September 14 - Board Meeting

  • Be Safe during this pandemic.

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Learn to Play

Pickleball Lessons, in coordination with SLO City Parks & Recreation.

If you've not tried this fast growing sport… We have Free Lessons on Thursdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm at the Lower courts at French Park. Sign-ups can be made at the Parks and Recreation Department website,

See below for location details.

  • Before coming to our Free Lessons, please view this short video describing the basics of Pickleball. Click here for additional tutorial videos.

  • We will have all the equipment for you to start playing. Just come to see what the game is about.

  • Interested in the History of Pickleball, click here.

For more information about learning to play, click here.

Improve your Skills

Whether you want to gain skills to play in tournaments or just be more competitive during recreational play, skill development can be an important part of your pickleball life. Many players find that there are at least two benefits from visiting to understand the game better and to work on skill development.

First, YouTube has many tutorials on skill development. Just visit and search for pickleball. Some of those are linked in our Learn / Improve page.

And second, there are many videos of tournaments played around the country. Viewing these players will give you an idea of how really good players play.

Periodically, the club will offer Skill Development sessions. Keep your eyes open on this website for our next session.

Where we play

The following City of San Luis Obispo venues are available for public pickleball play noting, in parentheses, the predominant type of players who play there:

  1. French Park Upper Courts (Recreational Play) - Three permanent pickleball courts at French Park which are currently opened 7 days a week, 8 am to dusk. City rules apply -Use of pickleball courts is on a first-come first-serve basis. When others are waiting, please limit matches to 11 points, (win by 2 points) or maximum of 30 minutes.

  2. French Park Lower Courts (Recreational and Competitive Play) - Four temporary pickleball courts on the French Park tennis court which is a multi-use court for tennis and pickleball, see schedule below; and

  3. Meadow Park (Recreational and Beginner Play) - Three temporary courts are set up on the Meadow Park basketball court, MWF: 9am - 11:30 am.

Below is the schedule for play at these venues and a map showing the location of each venue.

When we play

During the Covid-19 pandemic conditions, the following times have been set up by the City:

Join us as a member as we create opportunities to play by 1) supporting the development of new facilities, 2) providing balls and nets and 3) planning social and skill development events.

Click Here to find out about Membership and to make Online Dues Payments. Questions? Email Membership Chair Diana Contasti

Click Here for all the latest Club News including Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Contact Us

Board of Directors / Officers (2021)

President, Brian O'Kelly (805) 610-5186

Vice President, Connie Hanretty-Church

Secretary, Diane Harrison

Treasurer, Katie Arndt

Director, Ken James

Director, Roar Berg-Johansen

Director, Jesse Lee

USAPA Ambassador, Jean Hyduchak