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Pickleball

Sierra Recreation Center
26887 Recodo Lane
Mission Viejo
949-859-4FIT (4348), Option 3

Felipe Tennis & Recreation Center
17161 Nogal
Mission Viejo
949-859-4FIT (4348), Option 5

Drop-in Play at Felipe - No reservation required

Monday - Sunday (7 days a week) | 7:30 - 9:30 am
Monday / Wednesday / Friday | 5 - 6:30 pm

Show up and grab a game, no reservations required. Free for members, $8 drop-in fee for guests. Players are expected to adhere to our code of conduct and have good sportsman like behavior.

Winners must rotate off after 2 games. When we have larger crowds, its four on, four off to keep games moving. Courts are divided by skill level, so please check the level of the court before playing. 

5-Week Summer Organized Play Groups 

Join us at Felipe for our social pickleball play groups. Get a new group of players each week for round-robin matches. Scores won't be tracked in these friendly games, but balls are provided. Up to five players will be assigned to each court for weekly round-robin play to avoid the need for subs. Cost is $15 for members; $45 non-members.

Note: This is not an instructional period but rather skilled matched play. All players should know how to play pickleball before registering. All players must know how to serve and score consistently and correctly prior to the start of each session.

Member priority registration opens Tu / May 3 at 7 am
General public registration opens Wed / May 4 at 7 am

#96380 / 3.5 / Sun / June 19 – July 17 / 9:30 – 11:30 am / $45* / FTR
#96378 / 3.0 / Mon / June 20 – July 18 / 11 am – 1 pm / $45* / FTR
#96381 / 3.5 – 4.0 / Tu / June 21 – July 19 / 11 am – 1 pm / $45* / FTR
#96379 / 3.0 – 3.5 / Wed / June 22 – July 20 / 11 am – 1 pm / $45* / FTR
#96377 / 2.5 – 3.0 / Th / June 23 – July 21 / 11 am – 1 pm / $45* / FTR
#96383 / 2.5 / Fri / June 24 – July 22 / 11 am – 1 pm / $45* / FTR
#96384 / 3.0 / Sat / June 25 – July 23 / 11 am – 1 pm / $45* / FTR

Member priority registration opens Tu / June 21 at 7 am
General public registration opens Wed / June 22 at 7 am

#96458 / 3.5 / Sun / July 31 – Aug. 28 / 9:30 – 11:30 am / $45* / FTR
#96454 / 3.0 / Mon / Aug. 1 – 29 / 11 am – 1 pm / $45* / FTR
#96459 / 3.5 – 4.0 / Tu / Aug. 2 – 30 / 11 am – 1 pm / $45* / FTR
#96455 / 3.0 – 3.5 / Wed / Aug. 3 – 31 / 11 am – 1 pm / $45* / FTR
#96452 / 2.5 – 3.0 / Th / Aug. 4 – Sept. 1 / 11 am – 1 pm / $45* / FTR
#96460 / 2.5 / Fri / Aug. 5 – Sept. 2 / 11 am – 1 pm / $45* / FTR
#96461 / 3.0 / Sat / Aug. 6 – Sept. 3 / 11 am – 1 pm / $45* / FTR

Summer Evening 10-Week Pickleball Leagues 

Join us at Felipe for our Summer 10-week competitive 16 - 20 player round-robin doubles leagues with no set partner. Individual scores during the season determine the champion in each division. Subs are needed when regular players can’t play. Prizes include monthly membership, visors/hats, and more. Cost is $30 for members; $90 non-members. 

Note: This is not an instructional period but rather skilled matched play. All players should know how to play pickleball before registering. All players must know how to serve and score consistently and correctly prior to the start of each session.

Member priority registration opens Tu / May 24 at 7 am
General public registration opens Wed / May 25 at 7 am

2.5-3.0 Developing to Intermediate

#96250 / 2.5-3.0 / Wed / June 22 – Aug. 24 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm / $90*/ FTR

3.0 Intermediate

#96247 / 3.0 / Tu / June 21 – Aug. 23 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm / $90*/ FTR

3.0 - 3.5 Intermediate to Advanced

#96161 / 3.0–3.5 / Mon / June 20 – Aug. 29** / 6:30 – 8:30 pm / $90*/ FTR

3.5 Advanced

#98202 / 3.5 / Fri / June 24 - Aug. 26 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm / $90* / FTR

3.5-4.0 Advanced Plus

#96252 / 3.5–4.0 / Th / June 23 – Aug. 25 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm / $90*/ FTR

Pickleball Day Camp (2.5-3.0 Dev to Inter)

Enjoy a four-hour camp with three hours of skills and drills covering all the essential shots in Pickleball from dinking and the soft game, to volleys and overheads, serves and returns, and the third shot drop! Water and breakfast bars will be provided; The 4 hour camp will consist of 3 hours of skills and drills with the last hour of coached play

Instructor: Marc Freije

 Spring/Summer Adult Group Lessons

The City will offer New Pickleball Player, Developing Player (2.5-3.0), Intermediate (3.0), and Advanced (3.5 - 4.0) small-group lessons. Each group lesson will run for four weeks. Use the links below to register.

New Player Pickleball: Learn game fundamentals including serving, scoring, game play, and player development in this group clinic. Suitable for all players with or without paddle or racket sport backgrounds.

Instructor: Mel Seagle 

Instructor: Kevin Chaidez 

Instructor: Beau Kojima 

Instructor: Somchai Moy 

Instructor: Marc Freije 

Developing Player Pickleball (2.5 – 3.0): Improve stroke development, learn different serves, control height/depth of shots, and transition to the net.

  • Please note, you must be able to accurately serve and score a match correctly before registering for this program. These skills are covered in our new player course, which is recommended before enrolling in developing player.
  • Please do not register for "developing player" because a new player class is full. Instead, please waitlist for the desired level as we may be able to add additional classes based on demand.

Instructor: Mel Seagle 

Instructor: Kevin Chaidez 

Instructor: Beau Kojima 

Instructor: Somchai Moy

Instructor: Marc Freije 

Developing Player Clinic + Live Play (90 mins) Improve stroke development, learn different serves, control height and depth of shots, and transition to the net. Class will conclude with 30 minutes of Live Play. 

Instructor: Kevin Chaidez

Intermediate Pickleball (3.0+): Control the ball, improve court movement, accuracy with shots and serves. Combine shot selection with court strategy. Suitable for 3.0+.

Instructor: Mel Seagle 

Instructor: Kevin Chaidez

Instructor: Beau Kojima 

Instructor: Somchai Moy

Instructor: Marc Freije 

Intermediate Clinic + Live Play (90 mins): Control the ball, improve court movement, accuracy with shots and serves. Combine shot selection with court strategy. Class concludes with 30 mins of Live Play

Instructor: Kevin Chaidez

Advanced Pickleball (3.5 - 4.0): Advanced court strategy, pro level serving, the all important dink, transition play, perfecting the third shot, communication, and advanced team play.

Instructor: Beau Kojima

Instructor: Somchai Moy

If you are looking for private or semi-private lessons with a set group, you may contact one of our pickleball professionals directly for availability and booking:

How to make a pickleball reservation at Sierra or Felipe: Updated 2/17/22

Sierra Recreation Center

  • Monday - Friday (8 am - 8 pm)
  • Saturday (7 am - 5 pm)
  • Sunday (7 am - 2 pm)
  • Reservations are for 90 Minutes. Set reservation times: 
    • 8 am / 9:30 am / 11 am / 12:30 pm / 2 pm / 3:30 pm / 5 pm / 6:30 pm 

Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center 

  • Monday - Friday (7 am - 2 pm) & (3 - 9 pm)
  • Saturday & Sunday (7 am - 2 pm)
  • Reservations are for 90 Minutes. Set reservation times:
    • 8 am / 9:30 am / 11 am / 12:30 pm / 3:30 pm / 5 pm / 6:30 pm / 8 pm (50 minutes due to closing)

Members can book courts on Monday morning at 7 am for Tuesday through the following Monday. Non-members can make a reservation one day in advance for any remaining courts after 7 am. If you do not have an account with PerfectMind, (missionviejo.perfectmind.com) please take a moment to go and create an account. All players are required to have an account. If you need assistance with creating an account, please contact the centers directly.

To make a reservation, email pickleball@cityofmissionviejo.org and include the following information:

  • Your Name: 
  • Preferred Reservation Time: (please list 1st and 2nd choices for court times)
  • Facility Preference:
  • First and Last Name of those playing in your group 

Once your reservation email is received, staff will send you a confirmation email with your playing time and location.

Pickleball machine rentals

The Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center is now taking advanced pickleball machine reservations requests during operating hours for morning courts at 11 am and 12:30 pm; and evenings at 3:30 pm, 5 pm, 6:30 pm, 8 pm (50 mins). To request a pickleball machine reservation, please email pickleball@cityofmissionviejo.org and request Pickleball Court 6 for the Ball machine, listing desired times. 

Pricing:

  • $10 per hour (Non-members must also pay $8 guest fees per person).
  • $45 3-Month Unlimited Pass (Members Only)
  • $150 Annual Unlimited Pass (Members Only)

Players Without Partners

While we continue to provide opportunities for recreation through reservation play, staff have formed a robust “Players Without Partners” (PWOP) Program to assist players with finding groups for matches each week. Please email abassett@cityofmissionviejo.org to be added to this list and sent a copy of the current court schedule. In your email, please include:

  • Your first and last name
  • Best phone number and email address 
  • Skill level (Developing player (2.5); Dev to inter (2.5-3.0), Intermediate (3.0), Inter to adv (3.0-3.5)  Advanced (3.5-4.0)
  • Preferred Days and Times  

Weekly emails will be sent out to allow players to email in to claim spaces by skill level (2.5 Developing players - 4.0 Advanced). We recommend players new to the sport complete a New Player Pickleball Group Lesson before joining a PWOP match to ensure players know how to score and serve before game play. Additionally, players can also use the provided contact information to create set-foursomes for reservation based play.     

Singles Interest List

Do you want to play singles? We will be collecting contact information for singles players in hopes of starting a Flex league in 2022! If you’re interested in singles play, please email abassett@cityofmissionviejo.org and include your phone number, email address and singles play level. Singles lists will be emailed out to players every two weeks so you can arrange games until a flex league can be arranged.

Membership and guest fees:

Pickleball is an included amenity for Recreation and Tennis Center members.

The City of Mission Viejo accepts Silver Sneakers, Prime, Renew Active, and Silver & Fit for pickleball at the Sierra Recreation Center. 10% discount is available for individuals over the age of 55 years and for Veterans. Please see our membership page for more details. 

Pickleball Guest Fees
$8 daily drop-in 

General guidelines:

Players must remove water bottles, personal belongings, and trash from the courts.

Disruptive behavior is not allowed in the facility, including inappropriate language.

Court reservations are made for 90 minutes.  Be respectful of the players who will follow you.

Players must check-in at the front office when they arrive and fill out a general waiver upon arrival.  

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