Tahoe Pickleball

Welcome to your home for everything pickleball in the Lake Tahoe area. We have all the information on local courts, coaching, and tournaments. This site is for the players and by the players, bringing Tahoe locals and visitors together to enjoy our favorite sport.
 
Latest Tips and News

The HOLEy Grail for Eliminating Mistakes

  Do you find that the net and sidelines seem to be more foe than friend? Are your dinks often coming up short? Or are you blowing too many opportunities to put away winners? Well, you're not alone. Fortunately, there is one tip that can drastically change all of...

The 3 F’s to Remove Chance from Who Covers the Middle

If you're like me, you've heard it a million times, "forehand covers the middle." I don't know about you, but this simple formula seems to cause me more harm than good. "But why doesn't that work? Forehand down the middle is so straight forward," you might ask. Have...

Spring Clean Your Bag and your Gear

Can you believe it, it's SPRING?!  And if you're willing to roll down the Sierras, outdoor play is actually getting really nice. So we figured it's a good time to take a look at our gear and get things clean and ready for the new season. We are going to take a look at...

Shoulder Stretches for a Smashing Success

WOW! That's all I have to say to the response we received to Kerry's last post on her number one stretch for more pain-free pickleball! If you haven't looked at it yet, definitely check it out after reading the rest of this article. So after seeing the fantastic...

Stretch for Success — Kerry’s Favorite Move

Kerry is one of our area’s best yogis, and she shares her number one stretch for more pain-free pickleball.

Masters of the Mountain

Happy New Year everyone! To kick off 2019, we are introducing a new game format to the Tahoe Pickleball community and we're calling it Masters of the Mountain. My favorite benefits of the new format are: Nonstop play as each round is timed Every round ensures a new...

Heat Up Your Game with Softer Hands

Recently I've noticed an interesting habit that's keeping many good dinkers from becoming great dinkers—they hit their dinks TOO HARD and TOO DEEP. It's funny to think that the problem people have with their SOFT GAME is hitting the ball TOO HARD, but I've seen it in...

Split Step Your Way to the Kitchen

Are you tired of losing points while you rush to the net? Are you deathly afraid of no-man’s land? Does the term split make you cringe as you think about stretching somewhere that you might have been neglecting? Well, it’s time to learn about the “split step”, if it’s...

Boost Your Return of Serve with a Slice

  If you're looking to take your game up a notch, it's time to grab a slice and add it to your return of serve. I know it sounds a little cheesy, but seriously, a little spin can go a long way...literally. For those of you who don't know what hitting a slice...

Fantastic Incline Open Team Pickleball Wrapup

  What an amazing Saturday in Incline Village! The day started off with a bit of fall briskness in the air, but quickly heated up with gorgeous sunshine and smokin' hot play. During the morning, we had the Challengers (4.0+) and Rookies (2.5-3.0) divisions battle...

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Tahoe Places to Play

Our Locations page tells you all about the courts, the ambassadors, and when you can drop in. Go ahead and enjoy the mountains.
 

Keys to the Game

From learning the rules of
pickleball to personal coaching, check out our Start Playing and Coaching pages.
 

People to Play

Join Tahoe Pickleball and stay up to date with our weekly newsletter. You will be the first to know when we launch our social capabilities.
 
Tahoe Area Courts

Truckee Rec Center

A guaranteed good time, visit the Truckee Rec Center rain, snow or shine. More details coming soon on league play at the rec center.

Drop-in Times:
Tue      10:30am - 2:30pm
Thur    10:30am - 2:30pm
(Tue & Thur - Only 2 courts from 10:30-12:30 during bad weather)
Sun      8am - 12pm

Courts:   2-4
Type:      Indoor
Lines:     Mixed (pickleball + basketball + volleyball)
Nets:      Portable
Cost:      $4

8924 Donner Pass Rd,
Truckee, CA 96161

Kilner Park

Now Open with 4 new dedicated courts

One of the most welcoming locations on the lake, having fun is the number one rule on these courts. We'll be updating the details soon to let you know when the Friday potlucks get going.

Drop-in Times:
Mon, Wed, Fri   9:00am–12pm

Courts:   4 Dedicated + 4 mixed

Type:      Outdoor
Lines:     Mixed (pickleball + tennis)
Nets:      Portable
Cost:      Free 

440 Ward Avenue,
Tahoe City, CA

Squaw Valley Park

Fancy yourself to be a future Olympian? Then come play under the Olympic rings. The Squaw Valley courts lean towards intermediate to advanced play. Beginners should come around 12 to enjoy open play.

Drop-in Times:
Weekends:  10am - 12pm
Midweek:     Unofficial drop-in around 10 am

Courts:   3
Type:      Outdoor
Lines:     Dedicated
Nets:      Permanent
Cost:      Free

101 Squaw Valley Rd,
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

Tahoe-Donner Tennis Center

Interested in reserving courts for you and your group, then Tahoe-Donner is a great option. Just call over to the Tahoe-Donner tennis center and they will get you squared away.

Drop-in Times:
None (by reservation only)

Courts:   2
Type:      Outdoor
Lines:     Dedicated
Nets:      Permanent
Cost:      Varies

11509 Northwoods Blvd,
Truckee, CA 96161

Northstar Tennis Center

Get hugged by the mountains when you visit the Northstar Tennis center. If you're staying at Northstar, just call over to the tennis center to reserve your court. For the rest of us, join Tahoe Pickleball and we'll help you get connected with the play happening at Northstar.

Drop-in Times:
TBD

Courts:   4
Type:      Outdoor
Lines:     Dedicated
Nets:      Permanent
Cost:      Free for Homeowners
$10/hour for guests

2200 N Village Dr,
Truckee, CA 96161

Incline Village Tennis & Rec Center

Outdoor Play is Open for 2019
With 8 outdoor and 3 indoor courts, Incline Village takes the cake when it comes to hosting the most games in the Tahoe area. The Incline Village Tennis Center has a fantastic community, with clinics during the day on Tuesday and Thursday. Call over to the courts to sign-up.

Summer Outdoor Drop-in Times (Effective July 9):
Everyday:              9am–1pm
Mon, Wed, Fri:   3pm–?

Courts:   8 (Summer) + 3 (Winter)
Type:      Outdoor (Summer) + Indoor (Winter)
Lines:     Dedicated/4 Mixed + Mixed
Nets:      Permanent + Portable
Cost:      $6 (punch card, monthly, and season passes available)

964 Incline Way,
Incline Village, NV 89451

South Lake Tahoe

Are you relaxing on the south side of the lake? If so, head to the gorgeous courts next to Baron Lake, in truly Tahoe Paradise.

Drop-in Times:
Mon      9:30am-12:30pm 
Tues     9:30am-12:30pm 
Wed      9:30am-12:30pm 
Thur     9:30am-12:30pm 
Fri         9:30am-12:30pm 
Sat        9:30am-12:30pm 

Courts:    4
Type:       Outdoor
Lines:      Dedicated
Nets:        Permanent
Cost:        Free

1011 E San Bernardino Ave,
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Glenshire

A fantastic option for Glenshire residents and guests, a freshly resurfaced set of courts is coming soon. Stay tuned as pickleball is a new addition to the association and we will get you the court drop-in details ASAP.

15726 Glenshire Dr,
Truckee, CA 96161

Granlibakken

Looking to organize a camp or pickleball retreat? With a beautiful set of courts, and all the amenities of a great resort escape, Granlibakken is the place to go.

Drop-in Times:
None

Courts:   8
Type:      Outdoor
Lines:     Mixed (pickleball + tennis)
Nets:      Portable
Cost:      Varies

6329, 725 Granlibakken Rd,
Tahoe City, CA 96145

West End Beach - Truckee

Are you interested in a full day of recreation, but only want to park once? Then West End Beach is the place to go if you want your pickleball, paddleboarding, and beach time all at one place. The courts are first come, first served, and you will want to bring your own balls and paddles. The admission cost is the fee for day use of the entire park (equipment rentals not included), so get your game hot and then take a dip to cool off.

Drop-in Times:
First Come, First Served

Courts:    2
Type:       Outdoor
Lines:      Mixed (pickleball & tennis)
Nets:        Portable
Cost:       $4 Seniors, $5 Adults, and Season Passes Available

15888 S Shore Dr, Truckee, CA 96161

Details

A guaranteed good time, visit the Truckee Rec Center rain, snow or shine. More details coming soon on league play at the rec center.

Drop-in Times:
Tue      10:30am - 2:30pm
Thur    10:30am - 2:30pm
(Tue & Thur - Only 2 courts from 10:30-12:30 during bad weather)
Sun      8am - 12pm

Courts:   2-4
Type:      Indoor
Lines:     Mixed (pickleball + basketball + volleyball)
Nets:      Portable
Cost:      $5

Details

With 8 outdoor and 3 indoor courts, Incline Village takes the cake when it comes to hosting the most games in the Tahoe area. The Incline Village Tennis Center has a fantastic community, with clinics during the day on Tuesday and Thursday. Call over to the courts to sign-up.

Summer Outdoor Drop-in Times (Effective July 3):

Everyday:              9am–1pm
Mon, Wed, Fri:      3pm–?

Courts:   8 (Summer) + 3 (Winter)
Type:      Outdoor (Summer) + Indoor (Winter)
Lines:     Dedicated/4 Mixed + Mixed
Nets:      Permanent + Portable
Cost:      $6 (punch card, monthly, and season passes available)

Details

Fancy yourself to be a future Olympian? Then come play under the Olympic rings. The Squaw Valley courts lean towards intermediate to advanced play. Beginners should come around 12 to enjoy open play.

Drop-in Times:
Weekends:  10am - 12pm
Midweek:     Unofficial drop-in around 10 am

Courts:   3
Type:      Outdoor
Lines:     Dedicated
Nets:      Permanent
Cost:      Free

Details

Now Open with 4 new dedicated courts

One of the most welcoming locations on the lake, having fun is the number one rule on these courts. We'll be updating the details soon to let you know when the Friday potlucks get going.

Drop-in Times:
Mon, Wed, Fri   9:00am–12pm

Courts:   4 Dedicated + 4 mixed

Type:      Outdoor
Lines:     Mixed (pickleball + tennis)
Nets:      Portable
Cost:      Free 

Details

Are you relaxing on the south side of the lake? If so, head to the gorgeous courts next to Baron Lake, in truly Tahoe Paradise.

Drop-in Times:
Mon      9:30am-12:30pm 
Tues     9:30am-12:30pm 
Wed      9:30am-12:30pm 
Thur     9:30am-12:30pm 
Fri         9:30am-12:30pm 
Sat        9:30am-12:30pm 

Courts:    4
Type:       Outdoor
Lines:      Dedicated
Nets:        Permanent
Cost:        Free

Details

Interested in reserving courts for you and your group, then Tahoe-Donner is a great option. Just call over to the Tahoe-Donner tennis center and they will get you squared away.

Drop-in Times:
None (by reservation only)

Courts:   2
Type:      Outdoor
Lines:     Dedicated
Nets:      Permanent
Cost:      Varies

Details

Get hugged by the mountains when you visit the Northstar Tennis center. If you're staying at Northstar, just call over to the tennis center to reserve your court. For the rest of us, join Tahoe Pickleball and we'll help you get connected with the play happening at Northstar.

Drop-in Times:
TBD

Courts:   4
Type:      Outdoor
Lines:     Dedicated
Nets:      Permanent
Cost:      Free for Homeowners
$10/hour for guests

Details

Are you interested in a full day of recreation, but only want to park once? Then West End Beach is the place to go if you want your pickleball, paddle-boarding, and beach time all at one place. The courts are first come, first served, and you will want to bring your own balls and paddles. The admission cost is the fee for day use of the entire park (equipment rentals not included), so get your game hot and then take a dip to cool off.

Drop-in Times:
First Come, First Served

Courts:    2
Type:       Outdoor
Lines:      Mixed (pickleball & tennis)
Nets:        Portable
Cost:       $4 Seniors, $5 Adults, and Season Passes Available

Details

A fantastic option for Glenshire residents and guests, a freshly resurfaced set of courts is coming soon. Stay tuned as pickleball is a new addition to the association and we will get you the court drop-in details ASAP.

Details

Looking to organize a camp or pickleball retreat? With a beautiful set of courts, and all the amenities of a great resort escape, Granlibakken is the place to go.

Drop-in Times:
None

Courts:   8
Type:      Outdoor
Lines:     Mixed (pickleball + tennis)
Nets:      Portable
Cost:      Varies

 

New to Pickleball

Learn the rules, strategies, and foundations of quality strokes.
 

Events

Check out ongoing and special clinics, including Skills, Drills, and Grills.
 

Coaching

Ready for some personalized instruction, then check out Tahoe area coaches.

Take a peek at what makes
Tahoe Pickleball Special

The Lake Tahoe area is a fantastic community that comes together around one common goal, living life to the fullest. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, we all enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us, and take every opportunity to enjoy life and pickleball (one in the same for many of us) in one of the
most visually stunning locations on Earth.

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It’s Hammer Time with the New Engage Maverick Paddle

Is this paddle TOO LEGIT TO QUIT?! It just possibly might! It didn't take long for me to get excited about the new Engage "Elite Pro" Maverick paddle, the new signature paddle of Ben Johns and his nearly invincible singles game. Before I get into how it plays though,...

Love at First Strike – ProLite Cypher Paddle Review

Feel like your game would benefit from a little extra reach? Or are you a tennis player that would appreciate your sweet spot a little further out on the paddle face? Either way, the ProLite Cypher is a worthy paddle to consider adding to your quiver. Now admittedly,...

5% Off at Pickleball Central

5% Off Coupon Code:   CRTahoe Great news, now when you shop on PickleballCentral.com, Tahoe Pickleball has you covered with a 5% off coupon code. Additionally, when you use the Tahoe Pickleball coupon code, you'll be benefiting the Tahoe Pickleball community as...

New ProKennex Kinetic Paddle spotted at 2018 U.S. Open

Excited by the latest in pickleball paddle technology? Or are you suffering from some serious (or minor) pickleball elbow? Either way, you will want to check out ProKennex’s first entry into the pickleball paddle market, the ProKennex Kinetic Pro Speed.

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