July 2024 Pickleball Newsletter!

In This Month's Newsletter

  • Muni Open Play/Operating Hours & Court Rental Info
  • Protective Eyewear Alert
  • Updated Open Play Guidelines - Please Read
  • Other (Nearby) Places to Play
  • 365 Dink - Pickleball Places To Play Anywhere in the U.S. (Discount Code Below!)
  • Links To Santa Barbara's Parks & Recreation Department
  • Lessons/Clinics & Instructor Information.
  • Discount Coupon Codes for Clothing, Paddles, Balls, & Accessories
  • Identify Your Paddle
  • Used Paddle Donations
  • Links to Group Website & Facebook Pages

Muni Operating Hours/Play Schedule

Gates open daily at 8:00am and close at sunset.

Play begins daily at 8:00am.

Every day (including holidays) 8:00am - Sunset: Open Play on all courts.

Rental courts available from noon - 5:00pm on two courts only.

Rental information click here

There is a $6 Daily Use Fee for visiting players who do not hold an annual pass (Note: Credit Cards now required at the gate in lieu of cash). Click here to get your annual pass.

Comments, concerns or questions about all Muni operations should be emailed to: Sports@SantaBarbaraCa.Gov 

Protective Eyewear Alert

It is recommend that all players wear either sunglasses or clear/tinted shatterproof glasses during play. There have been incidents where players have been hit in the eye with pickleballs, paddles, (and recently) wayward golf balls from the Montecito Club.

Open Play Guidelines

When players are waiting on the bench, please rotate play after two games (win or lose).

When waiting to rotate into a game, sit on the court bench.

Pick one court, please do not straddle two courts!

Please remember to call 'Ball On!' and stop play when wayward balls enter the court.

Please do not leave your trash behind on the courts

(banana peels, gum, etc.)

Reminder that no player may be turned away/excluded from rotating in during open play!

Players wishing to play in dedicated foursomes are welcome to rent a court (afternoons only) or play elsewhere (see" Other Places To Play").

Be kind, play at least one game with someone at ANY skill level. Remember, we all started somewhere!

 Other Places To Play

Pershing Park Courts

100 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Bring your own net. 4 courts. Hours: 8am-8pm Cost: Free

Santa Barbara Family YMCA

36 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

A great place to play on rainy days!

Four indoor courts and one outdoor court. Clinics upcoming!

Please call the Y at (805) 687-7727 or email Gus Rendon at for information about future clinics.

Cost: Members - Free; Non-Members - $20 Drop-In

Oak Park Tennis Courts

Tallant Road near Alamar Avenue

Hours: Daily Sunrise - Sunset

Two tennis courts located at the end of Oak Park. Two blended line Pickleball courts, bring your own net. Cost: Free

Kellogg Tennis and Pickleball Courts

N Kellogg Ave, Goleta, CA 93117

Hours: 8am-8pm, 4 courts

Open play, paddle system available all day Cost: Free

Evergreen Park

7524 Padova Dr., Goleta, CA 93117

Bring your own net. 2 courts. Hours: 8am-8pm. Cost: Free

Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park

170 S Kellogg Ave, Goleta, CA 93117

One court. Hours: 8am-8pm. Cost: Free

 Goleta Valley Community Center, GVCC

5679 Hollister Ave, Goleta CA 93117

Hours: 8am - 8pm, 5 Courts

Open play Monday - Friday 4pm-8:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-12:00pm 

All other times by reservation.

Cost: Open Play Free

$60 membership fee encouraged for reservations. 

Earl Warren Showgrounds

3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105


Mon -Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00pm

Saturday, 11:00 AM - 8:00pm

Sunday, 8:00 AM - 5:00pm

Costs & Details:

365 Dink - Pickleball Places To Play Anywhere

Want to play Pickleball wherever you go? Look no further! 365Dink helps you find, reserve, and play Pickleball anywhere you travel throughout the U.S.

$150 off the yearly price of $365, good through the end of this month. Please use this code:


Lessons & Instructor Information

For information about group lessons, clinics, private instruction (beginners, intermediate, & advanced levels) please contact Richard Salzberg at

Notice To Instructors

If you wish to be included on Santa Barbara Pickleball's certified instructor referral list, email Richard Salzberg at Please note whether you do private and/or group lessons, if you teach children and/or adults, if you specialize in beginner, intermediate, or professional level instruction, and what your fee schedule is.

Discount Coupon Codes For February

Need a new paddle, balls or Pickleball accessories?

Shop locally!

Visit the Santa Barbara Pickleball Shop

835 N Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA.

Mention the Muni Pickleball Discount and get 10% off your purchase! Click here

Bite Size Pickleball

Bite Size Pickleball has many different Santa Barbara designs of tees, hoodies, and even coffee mugs. For 10% off

Use code VIPCustomer10 at www.bitesizepickleball.comClick "SB Collection" on the main menu.

 Santa Barbara Happy - Pickleball Apparel

Lauren Adler designs & makes the Santa Barbara Pickleball clothing line & customized apparel; crews, hoodies, moisture-wicking long & short sleeve shirts, t-shirts, tanks and accessories.

Use code: SBPBFam during checkout for 10% off

Click here to shop

Pickleball Central 

Offers a 5% discount on

purchases (plus another 5% donation goes to our group court improvement fund).

Use Discount Code: "CRSBP" Click here

Total Pickleball

30% off MSRP on apparel and shoes. 

10% off MSRP on all bags (designer bags excluded) 

20% off MSRP on Ektelon pickleball paddles 

10% off MSRP on Joola, Franklin, Engage, ProX, OneShot, Prolite, and Baddle pickleball paddles

Use Discount Code: 93CJQDQR Click here


Equipment and pickleball focused fashion for on and off the court. Collections are designed with team players in mind, with lots of matching options. There’s also a spirit of fun and a nod to the game so you can let everyone know YOU PLAY!

PSUNDAYS is offering 30% off exclusively to our group this month.

Use Discount Code:"sb30"

Click here to shop

Lost Items

Be advised that the Parks & Recreation Department cannot be held responsible for un-recovered lost or stolen items. Valuable items (such as jewelry) should be turned in to the Parks & Recreation monitor.

Note: Items that have not been retrieved within a reasonable amount of time will be disposed of.

Lost Paddles

Important! Please I.D. the handle of your paddle by tagging your name at the bottom.

Used Paddle Donations

Various schools (Monroe Elementary & La Colina Middle School) have requested paddle donations for their PE Departments. If you have a paddle to donate (in playable condition), please call/text Richard at (805)680-1408I will get them to those in need.

Santa Barbara Pickleball Website

Check out our group website Click here

Santa Barbara Pickleball Facebook Page

Read & post local news Click here

Santa Barbara Pickleball Tournament Players Page

A place to share tournament experiences with like-minded Pickleball players. Click here

Please feel free to email any suggestions or comments about this newsletter to:

Richard Salzberg

USAPA Ambassador - Santa Barbara

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