FOLLOWUP: Next step in Seattle Parks’ study of tennis and pickleball

(Reader photo, 2021)

Back in January, Seattle Parks launched a survey to find out about pickleball and tennis usage. Next step, as announced today, an online meeting:

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking input from tennis and pickleball players on how we can best support the growth of pickleball. Please join us online on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. To register visit

This online event is part of the 2021-2022 Pickleball Study funded by the Seattle Park District. The project team will use the input from our community survey, the project advisory committee, and community meetings to recommend revisions to our dual-striping practices, evaluate standards for dual-striping, and draft a list of potential sites for dedicated pickleball. The team looks forward to presenting pickleball study work, input to date, and next steps at this meeting. Thank you to the over 3,300 people that responded earlier this year to our pickleball survey. Please continue your involvement and join us at this meeting to learn more and provide input.

An advisory committee is meeting throughout the study and additional community engagement will include one additional public meeting.

To find out more about the study and to subscribe to updates please visit or contact Oliver Bazinet at

6 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Next step in Seattle Parks' study of tennis and pickleball"

  • whaat? March 16, 2022 (5:55 pm)

    March 3, this year, a Los Angeles Times reported on Pickleball noise.  Apparently the rapid hitting on the short court and signature sound of pickleball strikes is fueling neighborhood dramas and lawsuits across the country.  Noise pollution of constant pickleball strikes, about 25db louder than tennis ball strikes,  should be a consideration in establishing facilities for our newly official state sport.

    • Picketball March 16, 2022 (8:23 pm)

      Totally agree with you.It is irritating noisy….I know because I play it.Hurts my ear.

    • Jort March 16, 2022 (10:06 pm)

      If you think pickle ball is loud just wait until you find out how loud the tens of thousands of automobiles on our streets are.

  • Thd3 March 16, 2022 (7:49 pm)

    All fun can be some noise and joyous that’s for sure. Let’s get a grip society. 

  • Auntie March 16, 2022 (8:47 pm)

    Perhaps Parks should spend their time and money maintaining the current parks and facilities and worry about adding facilities and features after they have the current parks and facilities in order. I reported people using Parks property for their own personal parking lot (they cut down trees and graveled a large area) and was told they are short-staffed and are only working on issues that involve possibly dangerous problems. I don’t see facilitating pickleball as any sort of priority.

    • Reggie March 17, 2022 (11:04 pm)

      Respectfully, I disagree. I don’t think it’s the parks department’s responsibility to handle the situation you described.  It should be law enforcement.  I like pickle ball, and would frequent parks that had those facilities more often.  

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