April 2024 Pickleball Newsletter!

In This Month's Newsletter

  • American Riviera Classic Pickleball Tournament
  • Need a Tournament Partner? We May Have One For You!
  • Flexibility & Stretching Demo - Saturday 4/27 8am-10am
  • Muni Open Play/Operating Hours
  • Muni Rental Court Signup (From Noon - 5:00 PM Only)
  • Muni Open Play Guidelines
  • Other (Nearby) Places to Play
  • Links To Santa Barbara's Parks & Recreation Department
  • Lessons/Clinics & Instructor Information.
  • Discount Coupon Codes for Clothing, Paddles, Balls, & Accessories
  • Lost & Found Box at Muni
  • Lost Paddles
  • Tennis/Pickleball Sneaker Upcycling & Recycling Program
  • Used Paddle Donations
  • Links to Group Website & Facebook Pages

American Riviera Classic Pickleball Tournament

Weekend of May 17,18,19

Register today for our annual USAPA sanctioned tournament!

Click here to sign up

Tournament Players Needing a Partner!

Been thinking about playing in The American Riviera Classic Pickleball Tournament but don't have a partner?

We currently have a list of 3.5 and 4.0 players who have already signed up and looking for partners!

If you'd like to see the list, (or be put on the list at a lower or higher level), click on the link below.

Click Here To See

Flexibility & Stretching Demo - Saturday 4/27 8am-10am

Free - Resistance Flexibility Demo by Josh Weil from

The Genius of Flexibility Center of Santa Barbara, California. 

A groundbreaking discovery that muscles naturally contract when they stretch, produces immediate, cumulative, and sustainable increases in flexibility, strength, and replicability of movement. 

Josh will show you exercises that can improve serve, forehand, backhand, and quicker maneuverability on the court.

Please contact Josh Weil to reserve a space at (925) 876-9280

This demo will take place on the blended line courts at Muni.

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 $5 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 

Court Etiquette & Open Play Rule

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 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-12pm 

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:

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 discount 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

Has 'Everything Pickleball' and offers 15% off purchases to our group. Use Discount Code: "Sbpicklebal" 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 & Found Box

This is still the best way to recover lost items!

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

Do not take found items home! Please put in the Lost & Found Box instead. You may also post lost or found items on our Santa Barbara Facebook site Click here for page

Note that the big blue Lost & Found Box is located outside Pickleball court #1 at Muni. 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.

Lost Paddles

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

Several players have left their paddles behind and are unable to get them back. Unreturnable paddles will be donated to charity if the owner(s) cannot be located.

Tennis/Pickleball Sneaker Upcycling & Recycling Program

Lightly used shoes will be donated to those less fortunate.

Worn out shoes will be recycled in order to keep them out of landfills. There's a blue bin (outside Pickleball Court #1). Please drop your used Tennis/Pickleball sneakers in the box inside.

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

Pickleball Quote of The Month

"Precision over power. Strategy over speed"