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The Recreation and Swim Complex has a new sport: Pickleball!

What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.  An indoor pickleball court will be installed at the South Tahoe Recreation Center later this month on the gym.  

Pickleball Court
A pickleball court is the same size as a doubles badminton court and measures 20×44 feet. The court is striped similar to a tennis court with right and left service courts and a 7-foot non-volley zone in front of the net (referred to as the “kitchen”).


When playing pickleball, each player will need a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle.

The ball itself is unique, with holes through it like a wiffleball and there are different ball models intended for indoor and outdoor play. The ball travels at 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball and is usually white or yellow in color.

Pickleball Rules

The Pickleball court is located inside the Recreation Complex at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
To reserve the Pickleball Court, contact us at (530) 542-6056.

The fee for use will be included in the existing day use fee and multi-use punch cards.
One fee for full facility access all day!

  • Adults $6.00
  • Seniors/Disabled $5.00
  • Youth $4.00

Paddles and balls will be available and included in the day use fee.