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Pickleball at the Paseo Club vs the public parks in Santa Clarita

January 17th, 2024 | 3 min. read

By Jen Azevedo

Two people playing pickleball

If you are one of the millions that have jumped on the pickleball bandwagon, you are probably checking out your local court options. Communities far and wide have built pickleball courts at their local parks and opened private pickleball clubs.

In Santa Clarita, only two choices exist where you play pickleball — at one of the public parks or the Paseo Club. Both locations have their pros and cons.

The Paseo Club is a social club with fitness, tennis, pickleball, and swimming facilities. We have supported members in all their fitness endeavors for over twenty years. Pickleball has become a fast-growing sport in the SCV, and we have responded by creating a comprehensive pickleball program.

But the Paseo Club is not the only place to play. In this article, we will compare the Paseo Club’s pickleball facilities with those at the Santa Clarita parks. You will learn about the number of courts, amenities, reservation systems, costs, and so much more!

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In this section, all of your questions will get answered about playing pickleball in the SCV by putting the Paseo Club and the city parks head-to-head. 

Number of Courts

Paseo Club: The Paseo Club has 11 pickleball courts
Public Parks: There are 3 to 12 courts, depending on the park you choose. 

Available Hours for Play

Paseo Club: You can play from 4:45 am to 10 pm Monday through Friday and 7 am to 8 pm (6 pm during winter hours) Saturday and Sunday.
Public Parks: Most public parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, seven days a week.

Comp_LAFirefighter_Pickleball5Reservation System

Paseo Club: The Paseo Club has 1 -1 1/2 hour reservations and designated open play times.
Public Parks: The Santa Clarita parks only have open play times on a first come, first serve basis.

Quality of Courts and Nets

Paseo Club: The club’s courts are cleaned daily, and the nets and equipment are maintained or fixed weekly.
Public Parks: The courts at the parks are typically cleaned weekly. Nets and equipment are maintained or fixed irregularly, sometimes yearly.

Drills, Leagues, and Tournaments

Paseo Club: The Paseo Club has a comprehensive pickleball department with several offerings for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players, including free starter classes, drills, leagues for all divisions, tournaments, and other fun events.
Public Parks: The parks do not have classes or leagues. There are occasional seasonal tournaments.

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Paseo Club: You can expect clean, well-maintained restrooms, viewing areas with comfortable seating and fire pits, and a full bar and grill at the Paseo Club.
Public Parks: The parks sometimes have restrooms, depending on the location. 

Indoor Option for Inclement Weather

Paseo Club: No 
Public Parks: Newhall and Canyon Country Community Center have two indoor courts. George A. Caravalho Santa Clarita Sports Complex Gymnasium has four indoor courts. The courts are generally available one day a week for just a few hours at select times. 

Cost

Paseo Club: The Paseo Club is a full-service social club with fitness, tennis, swimming, and pickleball departments. There is also a gym, Pilates studio, childcare, spa, cafe, and clubhouse. Membership gives you access to all eight acres of the club, including the pickleball courts and activities. The costs are $168/month for a single membership and $308/month for a family membership.
Public Parks: Free

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Park pickleball locations

Not all Santa Clarita Parks have pickleball courts. The ones with courts are:

  • Vista Canyon
  • Bouquet Canyon 
  • Newhall Community Center
  • Canyon Country Community Center
  • George A. Caravalho Santa Clarita Sports Complex Gymnasium
  • La Mesa Junior High School on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm — New addition!

Paseo Club pickleball vs SCV park pickleball — which is a better fit?

In this article, you learn all the details about the pickleball court options in the Santa Clarita Valley.

If you are a casual player who wants to hit the courts with friends on occasion and have the time to wait for a court to be free, then the city parks are a great option. They also meet the needs of people who are on a budget and need to keep their athletics budget to a minimum.

If you are a diehard pickler, the Paseo Club may be a great place for you. You can hop into pickleball drills and leagues and try your hand at a friendly tournament or two. Coach Tyler loves to host fun drop-in events like Black Light Pickleball coming this January 19th!

The Paseo Club also has everything you need to stay fit so you can be a formidable player on the courts — cycle, HIIT, weights, yoga, Pilates, and more! You can choose from over 60 fitness classes each week. If you ever need some extra attention, we have personal trainers for both fitness and pickleball. 

The Paseo Club can be your home away from home. You can train, play, visit, eat, and relax all at the same place. Schedule a tour today and see if the Paseo Club is a good fit for you.
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Jen Azevedo

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!