San Luis Obispo Pickleball
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
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.
Skills & Drills Makeup for those who missed the previous sessions
Round Robin Tournaments are back. September 17, 2022 for Competitive, Recreational and Novice players.
Tuesdays at Meadow Park. Tuesdays have been added to the Meadow Park open play schedule
Skills and Drills series in June, July & August
New Player Lessons moved to Meadow Park starting March 3, 2022
New Officers and Board Members elected.
2022 USAPA Pickleball Rules:
Skills & Drills Makeup - Oct 9-11, 2022, Signups begin Oct 1st
August 7-13, "Drop Shots" Skills and Drills series
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 Meadow Park. Sign-ups can be made at the Parks and Recreation Department website,
See below for location details.
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 YouTube.com to understand the game better and to work on skill development.
First, YouTube has many tutorials on skill development. Just visit YouTube.com 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:
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.
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
Meadow Park (Recreational and Beginner Play) - Three temporary courts are set up on the Meadow Park basketball court on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am - 11:30 am. Some Thursdays the courts will be reserved for the SLO City sponsored, Club conducted new player classes.
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:
Board of Directors / Officers (2022)
President (Interim), Connie Hanretty-Church
Vice President (Interim), Jesse Lee
Secretary, Tisha Smith
Treasurer, Marc Gillespie
Director, Ken James
Director, Roar Berg-Johansen
Director, Janet Tarlton
USAPA Ambassador, Jean Hyduchak