Pickleball Rock image                          Welcome to

      Camarillo Pickleball

       These pages are dedicated to

        Playing, Learning, and Competing.


Watch an interesting CBS Early Show segment about Pickleball

                                                       Click here for link to YouTube


Check out this shot by shot PICKLEBALL STRATEGY breakdown of ONE GREAT POINT  between

top players Alex Hamner and Wes Gabrielsen vs. Sarah Ansboury and Chris Miller. (less than 5 minutes)


Keeping track of the score in Pickleball seems complicated in the beginning.

Try watching this YouTube video and then these instructions. And for more scoring info, watch this!


While primarily Camarillo, California based,

                          links to other activities are included.


Email CamarilloPickleball@gmail.com to join email mailing list.


The USA Pickleball Association is the

primary governing body for the sport.


The USAPA website provides guidance on training, playing

locations and points-of-contact by state and city. Whether playing locally or

while traveling, you should know your Pickleball Rating.


Knowing will assist you in setting up interesting, competitive, and fair play.

Reading the USAPA Rating document also helps you understand what skills

you need to work on to improve to the next level.


OPEN Play at Freedom Gym

224 Willis Road, Camarillo Airport

>> 2 indoor courts


8:30am-11:30am, Mondays & Wednesdays

11:30am-2:00pm, Tuesdays
Bring your own balls and paddle.
Cost: Free


OPEN Play at Bob Kildee Community Park

>> 2 outdoor lighted courts


8:00 am-9:00 pm every day

Friendly Friday morning pickup play 9:00am -11:00am

Friday evening Meetup/pickup play 6:00pm – 8:00pm (see below)

Lights out at 9:15pm

Closed when training classes are is session (see below)

          Scheduled classes are on Monday, 5:30pm till 9pm; April 9 thru June 7

Bring your own balls and paddle.



MEETUP.com <<>> Friday Evening group open play

for experienced players at Bob Kildee Community Park.


Please know pickleball rules, scoring and how to play. This group is not for instruction,

but observers are welcome. Information on classes will be available. 

Click on this Meetup link for more information.   




Pickleball training classes are offered by Camarillo’s

Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District

          As described in its Activity Guide

                  <<>> Winter 2018 Guide available December 8


Click here for steps to register for classes.



Here are the PVRPD Picklball classes for Spring 2018 which begin in April.

Online registration begins March 9. Office registration begins March 12.

Register at the Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District office,

online at www.PVRPD.org, or call 805-482-1996  <>  space is limited

Students should bring water, wear tennis shoes and bring a pickleball paddle. Rain Cancellation: Call (805} 482-1996 one hour before class begins, or before 5pm if class is at night.

Classes held at Bob Kildee Community Park or Freedom Gym.


Pickleball for Advanced Tennis Players

                                                  <<>> Ages: 18+             Cost:$33

Solid tennis volley & ground strokes needed. USTA 3.5+. A quick transition into Pickleball, primarily a net game. Class covers paddle selection, game rules, serving, scoring, court movement & strategies. Student will do drills and play Pickleball in class. Students should bring water, wear tennis shoes. Paddles provided for first class.


Bob Kildee Park – 3 classes

0412.107            7:30-8:30pm             M       4/23-5/7



Pickleball 1            <<>>  Ages: 18+        Cost:$53

No experience needed. Class covers paddle selection, game scoring and rules. Players will do practice drills serving, forehand/backhand ground strokes & volleying. By the end of the 5 weeks, students will have Pickleball skills and played practice matches. Students should bring water, wear tennis shoes. Paddles provided for first class.

Bob Kildee Park– 5 classes

0412.105         5:30-6:30pm             M         4/9-5/7


Pickleball 2             <<>> Ages: 18+       Cost:$53

Students should know how to play, keep score and have Pickleball 1 skills. Emphasis on drills to strengthen all strokes, especially backhand. Beginning net play using dinking and exercises to increase reaction time at the net. Matches played in class. Students should bring water, wear tennis shoes and bring a Pickleball paddle.

Bob Kildee Park – 5 classes

0412.106          6:30pm-7:30pm       M           4/9-5/7






Pickleball League                  <<>>  Ages: 18+                       Cost: $28

For pickleball players rated 3.5+ on the USAPA scale (see above - USAPA) who want to increase their skills so they can enter doubles tournaments. League is for friendly, but strong competition. No partners needed.


League held at Freedom Gym – 7 weeks

0442.108          6:15-8:45pm                    Th             4/5-5/17



Click here for the five ways to register for these

Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park Pickleball classes and league.


Some useful information:

1. What is a legal underhand serve?

2. Keeping track of who is the server.

3. Can I find places to play when traveling?

4. Pickleball Channel includes Pickleball411 training videos

5. Pickleball Tournaments site include upcoming listings

6. Pickleball Rocks supports the sport

7. Pickleball shopping for things to buy

8. Pickleball Central for a wide variety of paddles, balls and accessories

9. Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Camarillo carries paddles and balls

                             (in shopping center at Las Posas Rd. & Arneill Rd.)

10. Dick’s Sporting Goods stores in Thousand Oaks and Moorpark carry paddles



For general questions about this web page or additional information,

email CamarilloPickleball@gmail.com