The Activity Center is closed on Thursdays. Adult Pickleball is now offered from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Participants are no longer required to sign up to reserve a time slot to play. The Adult Pickleball program is open play for ages 18 and up. We have six courts available for Pickleball, three in each gym. The gyms are no longer designated as competitive or recreational, everyone plays with everyone. Participants must bring their own paddles and ball.
All players must agree that they have read and understand the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department Release and Waiver of Liability and will have to agree to the waiver when attending Pickleball at the Activity Center. Click here to view the Release and Waiver of Liability. The Adult Pickleball Open Play rules and guidelines are subject to change without notice.
Pickleball is a cross between badminton, tennis and ping-pong. It is played on a badminton-sized court 20 feet by 44 feet with wooden paddles, a wiffle ball and a net that is lowered to 34 inches. Players volley the ball back and forth to try to score on the opposition. It was designed to be easy to learn for people of all ages and athletic abilities. In the past 10 years the growth of Pickleball has exploded mainly in senior communities throughout the United States.
Pickleball is free for Activity Center members. Nonmembers will be charged the daily use rate of $6.00 for adults aged18 to 60 and $3.00 for ages 60 and above.