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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

How to Make a Pickleball Reservation at Sierra or Felipe: Updated 1/27/2021

Sierra Recreation Center (Singles / Doubles Play)

  • Monday - Saturday (8 am - 2 pm)
  • Reservations are for 80 Minutes.
  • Set reservation times: 8 am / 9:30 am / 11 am / 12:30 pm

Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center (Singles / Doubles Play)

  • Monday - Thursday (8 am - 2 pm)
  • Tuesday & Thursday (3 - 8 pm)
  • Reservations are for 80 Minutes.
  • Set reservation times: 8 am / 9:30 am / 11 am / 12:30 pm / 3:30 pm / 5 pm / 6:30 pm

Members can now 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. When we transition to online reservations in the future, all players will be 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: (8 am / 9:30 am / 11 am / 12:30 pm / 3:30 pm / 5 pm / 6:30 pm).
    • 1st Choice:
    • 2nd Choice:
    • 3rd Choice:
  • Facility Preference:
  • Are you also registered for a lesson (yes or no or where?)
  • 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 ALL facilities are closed on Sundays, and emails received after 2 pm will be processed the next day.

Pickleball Machine Rentals

Effective Monday, February 15th, the Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center will take pickleball machine reservations requests Monday - Thursday for morning courts at 8 am / 9:30 am / 11 am / 12:30 pm; and Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 3:30 pm / 5 pm / 6:30 pm at the Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center. To request a pickleball machine reservation, please email pickleball@cityofmissionviejo.org and follow the reservation procedures listed above. 

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) Intermediate (3.0), Advanced (3.5+)
  • 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. Additionally, players can also the provided contact information to create set-foursomes for reservation based play.     

March / April Group Lessons

The City will offer New Pickleball Player, Developing Player (2.0 - 2.5), and Intermediate (3.0), and Advanced (3.5 - 4.0) small-group lessons. Each group lesson will run for four weeks and will have space for up to four individuals. The cost is $76 for Members, $80 for Non-Members. Use the links below to register.

Instructor: Mel Seagle:

New Player Pickleball: Learn game fundamentals including, serving, scoring, game play, and player development in this group clinic. 

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

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 Kevin Chaidez:

New Player Pickleball: Learn game fundamentals including, serving, scoring, game play, and player development in this group clinic. 

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

Instructor Beau Kojima:

New Player Pickleball: Learn game fundamentals including, serving, scoring, game play, and player development in this group clinic. 

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

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: 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. 

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.

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:

5-Week Organized Group Play - April / May Sessions

Join us for our fifth five-week organized pickleball play session! Players will remain on the same court and will play with and against those assigned to their court until time runs out. Scores won't be tracked in these friendly matches and sanitized balls will be provided and collected after play is over. Players are expected to adhere to social distance guidelines and masks are required when not on a pickleball court. If you can't commit to the full five weeks, please consider registering as a FREE alternate/sub player. Players are required to contact an alternate player from provided list should they not be able to play to ensure we have enough players for each court.

Please note, this is not an instructional period, but rather skilled matched play. We highly recommend any new players complete the New Player Pickleball group lessons prior to registering for the 2.5 developing player session. 

ONLINE Registration opens for Members on Thursday, April 1, at 8 am. You must login with your existing Perfect Mind account to be able to register as a member (do not create a new account). Please contact our recreation centers at 949-859-4348 and a member of the staff can assist you if you have difficulty logging in. Non-Members can register ONLINE Friday, April 2, at 8 am.

Space is very limited. Please waitlist if your desired level and time are full so we can track demand for the next session. 

Sessions will have an approximate 2 week closure for facility maintenance, dates of closure are to be determined and participants will be notified when closures will take place.  Click the links below to register. 

2.5 Level (Developing Players) $15 Members / $30 Non-Members.

3.0 Level (Intermediate Players) $15 Members / $30 Non-Members.

3.5 - 4.0 Level (Advanced Players) $15 Members / $30 Non-Members.

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.

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

Pickleball Guest Fees
$5 daily drop-in

General Guidelines:

Masks are required to enter and move through the facility, but may be removed to play pickleball. If you are not on a court, you must wear your mask.

Players are expected not to rotate courts, but to stay on their assigned court for their reservation. 

Please maintain social distance at all times, even while on court. 

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 80 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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