April 19, 2017 - Work has officially started at East Port to install permanent pickleball courts. The project has a 60 to 90 day timeline. Residents are asked to please follow any posted construction signage and fencing during this time.
Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It is played with a paddle and a baseball size wiffleball. Generally, play is doubles. Currently, there are four temporary pickleball courts located at tennis court #6. Once complete, this new amenity will allow residents to gather for pickleball play at permanent courts.
PROJECT STATUS UPDATES
April 14, 2017 - The Association will start construction on the permanent pickleball courts located at the lower level of East Port Park on Wednesday, April 19. The project has a 60 to 90 day timeline, weather permitting.
February 22, 2017 - The Canyon Lake Property Owners Association invites bids for the East Port Pickleball Courts project and will receive such bids up to the hour of 2 p.m. on Monday March 6, 2017. Bids may be delivered via mail, in person, or via email to Director of Operations, Eric Kazakoff at or via fax to 951-244-6845. Click here to see open RFPs.
February 14, 2017 - Revised Pickleball plans for 4 permanent pickleball courts at the lower-level of East Port Park were submitted to the City of Canyon Lake on February 13, 20107. The revised plans include the addition of landscape and irrigation.Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It is played with a paddle and a baseball size wiffleball. Generally, play is doubles. Currently, there are 4 temporary pickleball courts located at Tennis Court no. 6. This proposed amenity would allow residents to gather for pickleball play at permanent courts.
January 11, 2016 - The City of Canyon Lake has requested corrections from the first submission in December of plans for 4 permanent pickleball courts at the lower-level of East Port Park. Staff is working on these corrections and once complete plans will be resubmitted to the City for their review.
January 6, 2017 - The Association awaits City approval for 4 permanent pickleball courts at East Port Park.
December 21, 2016 - Plans for 4 permanent pickleball courts at East Port Park were submitted to the City of Canyon Lake.
August 26, 2016: Staff are reviewing cost options and pre-application comments from the City of Canyon Lake. Once a selection is made, staff will have a plot plan drawn up by an Architectural Firm. The lower level of East Port park has been selected as the most feasible location for 4 permanent Pickleball courts.
July 13, 2016: Pre-application plans were submitted to the City of Canyon Lake for possible locations for permanent Pickleball Courts.
January 6, 2016: Free pickleball instructional classes are being offered for a limited time. Equipment is provided and children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, that sessions may be cancelled due to inclement weather. For more information about these lessons contact Jeannette Williams at 714-330-0272 or . Pickleball lessons are scheduled for:
January 11 – Session 1 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. or Session 2 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
January 14 – Session 1 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. or Session 2 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
January 15 – Session 1 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. or Session 2 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
January 16 – Session 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or Session 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
December 15, 2015: Come check out the new pickle-ball courts! Tennis Court No. 6 has been converted to accommodate two pickle-ball courts and will be ready for play on a first-come first-served basis beginning Monday, January 4th. Pickle-ball is a game for the whole family that is easy to play and easy to learn. Players use paddles to bounce a small wiffle-type ball back and forth over a low net; making it fun and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. For more information on how to play or to register for a free pickle-ball instructional session.
October 22, 2014: Proposed plans for the addition of a Tennis Building and two pickleball courts adjacent to the Lodge are being considered.
Project Start Date: Began in October, 2014
This project has been in the works for several years due to the increasing popularity of pickleball. Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It is played with a paddle and a baseball size wiffleball. Generally, play is doubles. Pickleball facilities are located in all 50 states, including over 100 places in Southern California. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association's 2015 Participant Report, pickleball participation was 2.46 million. All levels of players love the competitive nature of the sport that range from recreational play to competitive tournaments.
When playing pickleball, each player uses a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Originally, paddles were made only from wood, however today's paddles have evolved dramatically and are primarily made of lightweight composite materials, including aluminum and graphite. Players will also need a pickleball. 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 one third the speed of a tennis ball and is usually white or yellow in color.