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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, $5 drop-in fee for guests.

  • Courts 1 and 2 are generally used by new, developing players (up through 2.5 level), and those looking for social play matches.
  • Courts 3 and 4 are generally used for intermediate players (3.0-3.5).
  • Court 6 is generally used for advanced play (3.5-4.0).

These court assignments are flexible as one day we may have more players from one skill level come to the center so please use your best judgement as you spread out. Players are expected to adhere to our code of conduct and have good sportsman like behavior.

Fall/Winter 5-Week Organized Play Groups 

Join us at Felipe for our fall 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; $30 non-members.

Note: This is not an instructional period but rather skilled matched play. All players should know how to play pickleball or have completed a New Player Pickleball Course before registering.   

November registration opens at 8 am on Monday October 4 for members and Tuesday October 5 for non-members.
 

2.5-3.0 Level (Dev to Inter)

3.0 Level (Intermediate Players) 

3.0-3.5 Level (Inter to Advanced)

3.5 - 4.0 Level (Advanced Players) 

Youth Pickleball Clinics with Coach Marc

Jr. Youth Pickleball (10-13 years)
Learn game fundamentals including serving, scoring, game play, and player development, in an environment that fosters team work and group skills. Class is suitable for youth ages 10-13 years. 

Adult Pickleball Camps with Coach Marc

Pickleball Day Camp – (2.5 - 3.0) 
Camp covers 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. 

 November / December 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. The cost is $76 for Members, $80 for Non-members. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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+.
  • 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: Kevin Chaidez
New Player

Developing Player

Intermediate

Advanced

Instructor: Mel Seagle
New Player

Developing Player

Intermediate

Instructor: Marc Freije
New Player

Developing Player

Instructor: Somchai Moy
New Player

Developing Player

Intermediate

Advanced

Additional Classes will be posted soon once schedules are confirmed with our teaching staff. 

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:

Fall Evening 10-Week Pickleball Leagues 

Join us at Felipe for the return of our 10-week competitive 16-player round-robin 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, ball-machine passes, and more. Cost is $30 for members; $60 non-members. 

Note: This is not an instructional period but rather skilled-matched play. All players should know how to play pickleball or have completed a New Player Pickleball Course before registering.  

Due to the overwhelming support for the return of our fall league program, all leagues are currently SOLD OUT and seasons have officially started. We will offer more leagues in January of 2022.  

Registration will open at 7:00 am on Dec 1 for Members, Dec 2nd for the general public. 

  • #91635 / 3.0 – 3.5 Inter to Adv / Mon / Jan 3 -  Mar 7 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm / $30 - $60*/ FTR
    • #91636 / Monday Sub / FREE / FTR
  • #91638 / 3.0 Intermediate / Tu / Jan 4 -  Mar 8 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm / $30 - $60*/ FTR
    • #91639 / Tuesday Sub / FREE / FTR
  • #91640 / 2.5-3.0 Dev to Inter / Wed /Jan 5 -  Mar 9 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm / $30 - $60*/ FTR
    • #91641 / Wednesday Sub / FREE / FTR
  • #91642 / 3.5 – 4.0 Advanced  / Thurs / Jan 6 -  Mar 10 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm / $30 - $60*/ FTR
    • #91643 / Thursday Sub / FREE / FTR

How to make a pickleball reservation at Sierra or Felipe: Updated 9/16/21

Sierra Recreation Center

  • Monday - Friday (8 am - 6 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 / 2 pm / 3:30 pm / 5:00 pm*
      • *(Tues/Thurs 90 minutes) and (Mon/Wed/Fri 50 minutes).

Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center 

  • Monday - Friday (7 am - 2 pm)
  • Saturday & Sunday (7 am - 2 pm)
  • Monday - Friday (3 - 9 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)

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. Please note that emails received after 2 pm will be processed the next day.

Pickleball machine rentals

The Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center will resume taking pickleball machine reservations requests during operating hours for morning courts at 9:30 am / 11 am / 12:30 pm; and evenings at 3:30 pm / 5 pm / 6:30 pm. 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 $5 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 both the Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center and the Sierra Recreation Center.  Please see our membership page for more details. 

3-Month Pickleball Memberships Available (includes lap swimming + open gym amenities):

  • Residents: Single ($80*) / Couple ($120*) / Family ($165)*  
  • Non-residents: Single ($115*) / Couple ($165*) / Family ($215)*

*10% discount available for individuals over the age of 55 years and for Veterans.

Monthly and annual options available for year round access at an additional savings. 

Pickleball Guest Fees
$5 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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