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 announces the build of new dedicated pickleball courts and with permanent nets! Get the details here.
Although the deadline to respond to this survey was March 6, 2023 for propose changes to the current rules on commercial use of outdoor courts (see draft here), we strongly encourage you to email your feedback to the Department of Parks and Recreation, DPRPMRSMail@honolulu.gov.
- 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.
- “Pickleball is Shining Bright in the Aloha State.” Pickleball Magazine, November/December 2019. Read about the many ways Oahu Pickleball Association is helping Hawai’i grow the sport. We’re very grateful to USAPA for this opportunity to share our work, and for granting us permission to include this link to the entire edition: https://view.joomag.com/pickleball-magazine-4-6/0005429001574180059?short.
- “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.
- “No Pickles, but Plenty of Puka” by Nicole Duarte, HMSA Island Scene Magazine. Winter 2018. Rule #5 of Da Pukaball Way to Play says “If yo patna stay playing junk, no say mean stuff or give um stink eye.”