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Catchup on the latest news about OPA and important pickleball developments around the island and state. We aim high and we work hard to put Hawai'i on the map for pickleball.

NEWS FLASH! City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation wants to hear from you. Details here.

1. PRE-RULEMAKING PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE on Commercial Tennis or Pickleball Lessons

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, attend in-person or virtually


2. COMPLETE SURVEY on Commerical Tennis or Pickleball Lessons

Deadline: Open until 4:30 pm. (HST) on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

  • Wow! Mahalo to Honolulu Magazine with a surprise mention of our pickleball classes and other resources in "Best Reason to Get into Pickleball Now," Best of HONOLULU 2022: The Best Fitness and Outdoor Fun on O‘ahu. Honolulu Magazine, July/August 2022.
  • "Aloha Pickleball." InPickleball Magazine, Issue 3. How did we get started? Read our story and our ongoing youth pickleball program for 8-18 year olds coached by Elaina Paredes.
  • "What's Pickleball?" by Deborah Taira, Generations Magazine. February-March 2019. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis and is played either indoors or outdoors on a 20×44-foot court. Players use a paddle, perforated ball similar to a whiffle ball, and a 3-foot-high net. Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles and it’s like playing ping pong on the ground.
  • "Pickleball Comes to Hawai'i" by Catherine Cruz, Hawai'i Public Radio. The Conversation: Friday, March 30, 2018. It’s the fastest growing sport across the US and is quickly getting rooted in places around the globe. Pickleball is a cross between ping-pong, badminton and tennis and uses a whiffle ball. That’s a plastic ball with holes in it and why some call it Pukaball. Catherine Cruz takes us to Kapiolani Park where pickleball diehards are tearing up the courts.