Throughout Oahu, the City & County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation has repurposed existing volleyball and tennis courts for pickleball. We are deeply appreciative of their efforts to help support the growth of pickleball and to provide us with places to play. In under five years, there are now 162 public pickleball courts at 89 parks!
With the exception of these two park locations below which have dedicated standalone courts with permanent nets, all other courts lined for pickleball require a portable net.
- Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park - (2) pickleball courts, no lights
- Shigeo Ushiro Mānana Neighborhood Park - (1) pickleball court, no lights
Note, Diamond Head Tennis Center has (1) dedicated standalone paddle tennis/pickleball court, no lights.
See below for a list and a map of all Oahu outdoor public pickleball courts. The number of courts at each park and courts with lights are noted.
Note: View a large version of the map is available.
Need a partner to practice your strokes? Nothing beats practicing against and with the helping hand of another pickler. However, we strongly recommend spending time using a practice wall as a training aid in addition to drilling with a practice partner. If the movie character Sonny from the Godfather was a pickler, he would say "go the Practice Wall" for all types of strokes can be practiced against a wall or backboard. Here are a few public parks within Honolulu to try: Ala Moana Tennis Center, Diamond Head Tennis Center, Koko Head District Park, and Petrie Park. For a complete listing of practice walls, click here.
Five minutes on the wall easily becomes ten minutes...ten minutes becomes twenty... you get the idea. Of course, practicing using the correct technique is more important than practicing the wrong way. Remember, you are building muscle memory through repetition. Checkout these two videos to get started: