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Tennis Courts Locations & Rules

Tennis Court Rules 

  • Good sportsmanship is the first rule of tennis. The honor system & tennis ethics shall prevail.
  • Courts are for tennis play only – no bicycles, roller skates, skateboards, scooters, animals, eating or drinking.
  • Tennis shoes or rubber-soled shoes only.
  • Limit play to 1 hour if others are waiting.
  • Permit holders have priority over general public use.
  • Private and/or group lessons are not permitted without a permit.

Tennis Lessons

Authorized tennis lessons are offered exclusively through the Recreation Division. View all courses and register online.

CAUTION! Teaching a lesson without a City issued permit and authorization is against San Clemente Municipal Code and punishable by an administrative fine. Users should take caution when signing up for a private or group lesson that is not affiliated with the City of San Clemente.

Pickleball Courts Location & Rules

Pickleball Court Rules & Usage 

GENERAL RULES 

  • The pickleball courts are open play courts that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • On the dual-lined court on Tuesday and Thursday, pickleball players can use the pickleball courts for open play, but will need to vacate the court once a tennis player(s) wishes to use the court.
  • Private and/or group lessons are not permitted without a permit.
  • Players are requested to observe "tennis court courtesies" as well as rules of good conduct on and around the pickleball courts at all times.
  • Portable Nets
    • Sitting or leaning on the nets is strictly prohibited.
    • Nets should be rolled to side of courts when finished playing.
  • No pets, bicycles, skateboards, roller-skates, rollerblades, or cleats are allowed on the courts.

SAN GORGONIO PARK RULES

  • Dual-lined Court: Priority court usage is given to tennis on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Dedicated Pickleball Courts: Pickleball play daily

PICKLEBALL COURT ROTATION
Users are encouraged to utilize the following rotation system while enjoying the pickleball courts:

  • Place your paddle on the ground near the court where you wish to play.
  • Players will come off relative to the number of paddles waiting for the court. 
  • After winning two consecutive games, all four players come off the court.

COURTS 1, 2 & 3 (Beginning/Intermediate)

  • One paddle waiting, one player comes off (2 winners and 1 other player remain)
  • Two paddles waiting, two players come off (2 winners remain)
  • Three paddles waiting, three players come off (1 winner remains)
  • Four or more paddles waiting, four players come off.

COURT 4 (Challenge Court)

  • Two paddles waiting, two players come off.
  • Four paddles waiting, two non-winning players come off.
  • Six or more paddles waiting, all players come off.

Pickleball Lessons

Authorized pickleball lessons are offered exclusively through the Recreation Division. View all courses and register online.

CAUTION! Teaching a lesson without a City issued permit and authorization is against San Clemente Municipal Code and punishable by an administrative fine. Users should take caution when signing up for a private or group lesson that is not affiliated with the City of San Clemente.

Tennis & Pickleball Court Questions/Concerns 

  • Court rules and regulations are subject to change. Non-compliance with any of the above statements may result in denial of court usage.
  • Concerns or suggestions regarding court usage should be reported to the Beaches, Parks and Recreation Department at (949) 361-8237.
  • Maintenance requests should be reported to the Public Works Department at (949) 361-8317.