These pages are dedicated to
Playing, Learning, and Competing.
Watch an interesting CBS Early Show segment about Pickleball
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.
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
Bring your own balls and paddle.
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
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.
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
Some useful information:
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,