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We’re thrilled to announce that The City of Santa Clara has partnered with Lifetime Activities to introduce a new Pickleball Pilot Program.

With the resurfacing of two tennis courts in Central Park near the Community Recreation Center (CRC), the City of Santa Clara has taken this opportunity to cater to the growing interest in pickleball by transforming the two courts into a flexible community recreational area. Six pickleball courts with blended lines have been introduced for a better multi-sport racquet experience for the community.


Players must check in by phone or in person before going to their assigned court.

Reservation-Based Play Hours:
Mon/Wed 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tue/Thu/Fri 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sun 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Court Rental Fees:
Residents: $8/hr. | Non-Res: $10/hr.
Free Play Hours through 2024 (players must call at least 30min in advance for nets to be set-up):
Mon 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wed 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sun 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Reservations can be made by phone at 408-247-0178 or online here.

Lifetime Activities will be providing pickleball nets during designated pickleball hours. Once the pickleball hours conclude, tennis play will resume and the courts will remain illuminated until 10 p.m. 


Come and learn the fastest-growing sport anywhere! Pickleball is tons of fun to learn and play! Players of all ages, athletic backgrounds, and abilities are encouraged to try this safe and social blend of tennis, ping pong, and badminton. Pickleball is also a great source of exercise! Our classes feature exciting drills and games to help students learn skills while having fun along the way! Classes can be repeated more than once.

New Learners & Beginners (0 to 1.5 rating)

Students learn scoring, strokework, and footwork fundamentals in preparation for doubles play. Pickleball safety, court etiquette, and sport-specific vocabulary are developed.

Learning Objective

– Understanding scoring and positioning prior to the start of a point
– Developing a consistent serve
– Developing a neutral grip that allows for ease of both forehand and backhand shotmaking
– Maintaining a dink rally
– Ball tracking and moving safely on court

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Advanced Beginner (2.0 or 2.5 rating)
Matchplay strategy and developing strokework/footwork consistency are points of emphasis. At this level, students should be comfortable rallying from the non-volley zone, serving, and familiar with basic matchplay positioning and scoring. 
Learning Objective
  • Moving to and controlling the kitchen
  • Developing a deep serve
  • Developing overhead swings
  • Maintaining a rally from the baseline
  • Learning an economy of footwork at the non-volley zone line

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PICKLEBALL PARTIES – Birthday Parties, SOCIALS & TEAM BUILDING for small groups

Looking for a fun and exciting activity that’s perfect for any gathering? Look no further than a pickleball event with Lifetime Activities!

Let us host your next private event or corporate team building gathering with America’s fastest growing sport! Available on-site at select Lifetime locations or have the party come to you with our mobile pickleball service!

Contact us to plan your small event today!

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