January 2021 Newsletter!

In This Month's Newsletter:
  • Covid19 Alert / NEW Muni Operating Hours
  • Goleta (GVCC) Operating Hours & Annual Permit Link
  • Court Reservations / Find Players - Quick Links
  • Lessons/Clinics Info
  • New Group Website
  • Friendly Reminders - Parks & Rec Dept.

Muni Alerts, Hours, & MLK Holiday Notice

Covid19 Alert: Unless otherwise directed by the State's County or City Health Department, Santa Barbara's Parks & Recreation Department will keep Muni open for 'Singles Play' only. As is currently required, please wear masks both on and off courts, and maintain social distancing. Do not play Pickleball if you're feeling ill. Anyone contracting Covid19 should report it to the Parks & Recreation Department so that appropriate contact tracing measures can be taken.

New Muni Hours:
Daily 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM beginning January 2nd
Daily 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM beginning January 16th
Daily 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM beginning February 1st
Weather Event Alerts: Before, During, or After a Weather Event, Please Visit: To verify that courts are open!

*Muni is OPEN (Monday January 18th) Martin Luther King Day
*Message From Parks & Recreation:
Santa Barbara Health Department guidelines permit Pickleball courts to be open for singles play only, no spectators on court, and all players are required to wear a mask that cover mouth and nose while playing. If ALL tennis & pickleball players self-manage and follow the safety guidelines, the Municipal tennis & pickleball facility can remain open on the upcoming MLK holiday and consideration given to do so on future holidays. Failure to comply with the guidelines will result in holiday closures.

Goleta Valley Community Center Hours:
Daily 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Please wrap up your games at 7:45 PM as the lights will go off at 8:00 PM - Don't get caught in the dark!)
Annual (GVCC) Permits Available Here:
Court Reservations/Finding Players - Quick Links

Great News! You can now find teammates in Santa Barbara AND Goleta on the Playtime Scheduler site. This is the best way to network with other players and to find games at your skill level. This is also a FREE service for players (and all skill levels). Register today (link below).

Note: It is recommended that the person who reserves a Court on Signup Genius be the one who sets up the game session on Playtime Scheduler.

Quick Links:

Signup Genius (To Reserve courts at both Muni & Goleta Valley Community Center): 

Playtime Scheduler (To Find Players): 

NOTE: These Two Systems DO NOT Talk to Each Other, so Putting Info Into One DOES NOT Update The Other!

Lessons/Clinics Info:

Group Clinics currently sold out! Signups for next sessions will begin on February 2nd. Signup Link Here:

For more info about clinics or private lessons, please email David Wilcox at:

New Santa Barbara Pickleball Website

Check out our new group website here:

Santa Barbara Pickleball Facebook Page:

Goleta Pickleball Facebook Page:

Friendly Reminders - Parks & Recreation Dept:

1. Please have your annual permit or $5 daily use fee handy when driving into the parking lot. To purchase an annual permit (best value!) Click Here:
2. IMPORTANT- Please continue to wear a mask to and from the courts.
3. Please do not bring dogs to the courts till further notice from the Parks & Recreation Dept.
4. Please keep a 6' distance from others on or off the courts.
5. Please leave courts immediately after your session is over. Only 2 players allowed on any court (no spectators or additional waiting players).
6. If you have reserved a court using Signup Genius and cannot make it, please CANCEL the reservation. This will free up the court for other players to use.

Please feel free to email any suggestions, comments, or concerns to or call/text (805) 680-1408.
Richard Salzberg
USAPA Ambassador - Santa Barbara

Pickleball Quote of The Month
"Patience Before Power"