The City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department was inspired by surrounding cities who have come up with innovative ways to provide pickleball for residents. In Half Moon Bay, locals play at the community center.

Coined “the nation’s fastest growing sport,” pickleball has been popping up at community recreation centers and public tennis courts across the country in recent years. The sport has surged nearly 40 percent between 2019 and 2021, topping 4.8 million players, according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. 

Now, as of last week, locals can join in on the fun with public pickleball hours at Terra Nova and Oceana high schools. 


Pacificans can now join the ever-growing number of pickleballers with open courts at Terra Nova and Oceana high schools.

Emma Spaeth is a staff writer for the Half Moon Bay Review covering community, arts and sports. Emma grew up in Half Moon Bay before earning a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oregon.

(1) comment

Dave Yuhas

The city may have striped the courts at Terra Nova and Oceana High Schools, but they have no control of the courts. The courts at Oceana HS have been closed to the public for a couple of years. There’s no indication they will ever be reopened to the public. Pickleball at the Community Center was shut down because of falls according to people who played there.

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