Courts

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball can be played either on a tennis or badminton court with the net at 34 inches in the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or graphite paddle. Pickleball is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game fort experienced players.

Originally created in Washington in the 1960's and named for the creator's dog, "Pickles", according to the USA Pickleball Association, it is now played all over the country. To learn more about Pickleball and purchase equipment, visit the USA Pickleball Association's website at www.USAPA.org. 

Pickleball is offered at three parks in La Mesa, there is NO CHARGE to play :

1) Collier Park at 4401 Palm Avenue. The tennis court is striped for four Pickleball courts, you do not need to bring your own paddles and/or balls. Note: This park will be closed for renovation from mid-October 2022-2023.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

2. La Mesita Park at 8855 Dallas Street. There are four permanent nets with courts striped for youth tennis and pickleball (courts 3 A-D). Lessons offered by the Recreation Division have court priority. 
Now open! Four additional courts (court 4 A-D),  with a shared tennis court. 
Dedicated Pickleball hours will be Tue, Thurs, Fri, Sat 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 
Mon, Wed 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Hours that are not assigned to Pickleball or tennis are first come first serve.

3. Highwood Park, 4200 Parks Avenue (coming October 2022): Newly renovated courts at Highwood Park will offer two dedicated Pickleball courts and two shared Pickleball/tennis court. Hours for pickleball on the shared court #2 will be:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 PM - DARK.
Hours that are not assigned to Pickleball or tennis are first come first serve.


TENNIS

Tennis can be played at the following locations: 

1. La Mesita Park at 8855 Dallas Street. Lessons offered by the Recreation Division have court priority. Court 1 & 2 are dedicated to tennis. Court 4 is shared with Pickleball is available for tennis Sun, Mon, Wed 6:00 AM – 1:00 pm and Tue – Fri 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Hours that are not assigned to Pickleball or tennis are first come first serve. Lesson information is found at cityoflamesa.us/register.

2. Collier Park at 4401 Palm Avenue. Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 PM. Hours that are not assigned to Pickleball or tennis are first come first serve. Note: This park will be closed for renovation from mid-October 2022-2023.

3. Highwood Park at 4200 Parks Avenue (coming October 2022): Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Saturdays 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM. Hours that are not assigned to Pickleball or tennis are first come first serve.

4. Grossmont High School,  1100 Murray Dr, (off Dennstedt Place), El Cajon, CA 92020. Through a Joint Use Agreement with the Grossmont Union High School District, two courts are open to the public after school hours and weekends (holidays excluded). School practices and events have priority. 

5. Helix High School, 4200 Lowell Avenue, in cooperation with Helix Charter High School and the Grossmont Union High School District, the East County Community Tennis Association (ECCTA) maintains the tennis courts and administers instructional, competitive, and social tennis programs for beginner to advanced juniors and adults. For more information visit: https://eccta.net.


BASKETBALL

Basketball courts are open during park hours. Recreation Division classes have priority. There are no reserved courts for team practices without a permit.

1. Highwood Park at 4200 Parks Avenue (coming October 2022). Two newly renovated courts will be open to the public 6:00 AM - DARK adjacent to the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center. After school Teen Center programs will have priority.

2. MacArthur Park, 4975 Memorial Drive (by Municipal Pool). 

3. Sunset Park, 5540 Lake Park Way (behind Challenge Center). 











For more information please call the Community Center - 619.667.1300