Best places to play pickleball in Santa Clarita Valley
Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in America. It combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong and turns it into one exciting game.
Whether you are a veteran pickleball player or brand new to the game, it is important you play on high-quality courts at a great facility. Since there are so many options in Santa Clarita Valley, we gathered information about the best spots for you.
At Paseo Club, we have tour-level pros who have competed in pickleball at high levels and know what to look for in a great court. In this article, you can learn where to play pickleball throughout the valley, rain or shine.
Where are the top places to play pickleball in Santa Clarita Valley?
Bouquet Canyon Park had the first pickleball courts in Santa Clarita Valley and they are still one of the most popular spots. Room for drop-in players fills quickly, so get there early. The facility is lighted for evening games. Visit the courts to see the valley’s top players.
Canyon Country Community Center has indoor courts, though they are only regulated for pickleball at certain times. The CCCC is the best bet for when it’s raining!
Vista Canyon Park has the newest courts in the area. They host three lighted courts that are free to the public from sunrise to 10 pm.
Almost all pickleball is played on hard concrete courts. (Though George Clooney has a grass court at his home in Lake Como). Because the court size is considerably smaller than a tennis or basketball court, many people have made “makeshift” courts in their backyards. Some people have even purchased portable nets and play in their driveways and streets.
When you are looking for a great pickleball court, look for a few important features.
A surrounding fence that catches loose balls
Lighting for nighttime visibility
Regular maintenance and debris removal
Pickleball is a year-round sport. With surfaces the same as a tennis court, the only game-stopper is rain. And since the ball is plastic, returning to the court after a storm is faster than tennis. On rainy days, you can also look to use one of the indoor facilities.
After reading this article we hope you have some good ideas about places to play in Santa Clarita Valley.
The Paseo Club has eleven pickleball courts in a private club atmosphere. You can sign up for court time, take a lesson with one of our pros, or join a tournament. After playing, cool down in the pool, or unwind with a snack and a beverage from the cafe.
If you’ve never been to Paseo Club and want to see what it is all about, tours are available seven days per week. Check out the junior-Olympic pool, the indoor and outdoor fitness areas, the Kids Club, and the calendar of classes.
Jen Azevedo is a person of many talents. She is a tennis professional, pickleball professional, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and the general manager of the Paseo Club. She loves the community at the Paseo Club and that it is also a safe and fun place for her daughter. Jen’s favorite activities are joining her tribe for trail races or her partners for tennis matches. Occasionally Jen slows down to relax with a book — she reads over 100 a year!