November 2022 Newsletter

In This Month's Newsletter:

  • Muni Operating Hours & Annual Permit Link
  • Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced Clinics
  • Muni Open Play & Afternoon Court Rental Information
  • Muni Pickleball Court Etiquette & Open Play Guidelines
  • Dynamite Pickleball Newsletter
  • Lessons/Clinics & Instructors Directory
  • Tennis/Pickleball Sneaker Recycling Program
  • Discount Coupon Codes for Clothing, Paddles, Balls, & Accessories
  • In Memoriam - Jim Paradis
  • Lost & Found Box
  • Links to Group Website & Facebook Pages

Muni Operating Hours/Play Schedule

Gates open daily at 8:00 AM
Play begins daily at 8:30 AM

Every Day 8:30AM - Sunset: Open Play on all courts (See exception below).

Two Pickleball courts will be available to reserve 7 days a week from 12pm-5pm.
(Rental instructions below)

All other times are considered Open Play.

There is a $5 Daily Use Fee for visiting players who do not hold an annual pass.

Gates Close at Sunset!

Please begin exiting the courts by then to ensure that your car doesn't get locked inside.

Weather Alerts

Before, During, or After a Weather Event, Please Visit:
to verify that courts are open!

Annual Passes - (Best Value)!

  • Purchase your new pass online CLICK HERE
  • New passes valid from date of purchase through June 30, 2023.

Pickleball Instructional Clinics (All Skill Levels)

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes are available for November and December. These classes sell out quickly and it's recommended that you sign up ASAP!

Register online CLICK HERE

Additional questions? Please contact Instructors Dave and Tracy Wilcox:

Muni Pickleball Court Etiquette & Open Play Guidelines

Singles matches, practice, drills, instruction, private round-robins, or ladders are prohibited if others are waiting to use courts.

Players interested in joining OPEN PLAY should find a court where the level of play matches their ability.

Enter the court between points, and wait on the bench until the current game ends.

Players waiting on the bench rotate in and players on court rotate out after each game to 11 (win by 2).

Players may not refuse to allow others to rotate in based on perceived skill level or for any other reason.

ONE player waiting: the winning team stays for the next game; waiting player rotates in.

TWO players waiting: the winning team stays for the next game; the losing team vacates the court (or wait on the bench for the next game); waiting challengers come on to play.  

THREE or FOUR players waiting: an equal number of players from the prior game vacate the court at the conclusion of the game; waiting players come on to play. When players are waiting, winners of two consecutive games must sit out one game, or move to another court.

Muni Court Rental Information

Players interested in renting a court may do so online

CityofSantaBarbara.PerfectMind.Com using the following guidelines:

  • Two Pickleball courts (courts 11 & 12) will be available to reserve 7 days a week from 12pm-5pm. Court rental fee is $15 per hour. All other times are considered open play.
  • If not reserved, the 2 Pickleball courts revert to open play courts.

City sponsored classes, clinics, camps, tournaments, leagues and court reservations have priority.

  • Instructors providing private instruction and charging a player fee are required to rent a court in advance. 4 player maximum.
How To Rent a Court at Muni

  • Courts may be rented a maximum 14 days in advance.
  • Courts must be rented a minimum 2 days in advance. No last minute rentals accepted.
  • Players may rent a court here:

Note: No refund provided if you rent a court and do not use. Players renting a court shall print or save a copy of their permit as proof of rental. Show permit to monitor at check-in and present a copy to any players using the rented court during the reserved time period.
Comments, concerns or questions should be emailed to Sports@SantaBarbaraCa.Gov 

Dynamite Pickleball Newsletter

For information about clinics, tournaments, and rental courts at Earl Warren Showgrounds, please click here to see the Dynamite Pickleball newsletter.

Please note that Dynamite Pickleball & Earl Warren Showground Courts are not affiliated with Santa Barbara's Parks & Recreation Department. Additional fees apply for services offered by Dynamite Pickleball.

Lessons/Clinics and Instructor Directory

For info about clinics or lessons please contact:

Shannon Minne - (805) 708-2264
Richard Pastoria - (661) 607-5429
Diana Andonian - (805) 455-6293

Tennis/Pickleball Sneaker Recycling Program

There will be a box (inside) the blue bin (outside Pickleball Court #1) to drop your used Tennis/Pickleball sneakers.
This sneaker recycling program helps
keeps sneakers out of landfills which has harmful effects on our environment. Learn more about GotSneakers by visiting their website at

Discount Coupon Codes

Need a new paddle, balls or Pickleball accessories?
Pickleball Central is offering a 5% discount on purchases (plus another 5% donation goes to our group court improvement fund).

Use Discount Code: "CRSBP"

Total Pickleball has 'Everything Pickleball' and offers 15% off purchases to our group.

Use Discount Code: "Sbpicklebal"
In Memoriam - Jim Paradis

Jim Paradis sadly passed away last month. He was a kind and positive spirit on and off the courts. For those who wish to attend a gathering to honor Jim, it will be held at Linden Field in Carpinteria on Sunday, November 13th at 1:00PM. All are welcome to join. Please bring a chair or blanket if you would like.

Lost & Found Box

*Please be kind and help your court-mates get back lost items!

Note that the big blue Lost & Found Box is located outside Pickleball court #1. When leaving the court after play, please look around. If you see anything left behind, please kindly put it in the box. Be advised that the Parks & Recreation Department cannot be held responsible for unrecovered 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.

Santa Barbara Pickleball Website

Check out our group website here:

Santa Barbara Pickleball Facebook Page:
Please feel free to email any suggestions or comments to:

Richard Salzberg
USAPA Ambassador - Santa Barbara

Pickleball Quote of The Month

"0-0-2... Game On!"