Courts

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball is played with a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and a wood or graphite paddle. Pickleball is easy for beginners to learn and can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. The play area is approximately the size of a badminton court. To learn more about pickleball, visit the USA Pickleball Association's website at www.usapickleball.org

Pickleball is offered at three parks in La Mesa, there is NO CHARGE to play :

1. Collier Park at 4401 Palm Avenue. The tennis court is striped for four pickleball courts.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Hours that are not assigned to pickleball or tennis are first come first serve.

2. La Mesita Park at 8855 Dallas Street. There are four permanent nets with courts striped for youth tennis and pickleball (courts 3 A-D). Lessons offered by the Recreation Division have court priority.  There are four additional courts (courts 4 A-D),  with a shared tennis court. Designated pickleball hours are*:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday and Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Hours that are not assigned to pickleball or tennis are first come first serve.

3. Highwood Park at 4200 Parks Avenue. Two dedicated pickleball courts and two shared pickleball/tennis courts. Hours for pickleball on the shared court #2 are:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Tuesday and Thursday  1:00 PM - DARK
Hours that are not assigned to pickleball or tennis are first come first serve.

  TENNIS

Tennis can be played at the following locations: 

1. La Mesita Park at 8855 Dallas Street. Courts 1 & 2 are dedicated to tennis. (Lessons offered by the Recreation Division have court priority.) 
Court 4 is shared with pickleball and is available for tennis:
Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tuesday – Friday 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Hours that are not assigned to pickleball or tennis are first come first serve.
Lesson information is found at cityoflamesa.us/register.

2. Collier Park at 4401 Palm Avenue.
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Hours that are not assigned to pickleball or tennis are first come first serve.

3. Highwood Park at 4200 Parks Avenue:
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturdays 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hours that are not assigned to pickleball or tennis are first come first serve.

4. Grossmont High School at 1100 Murray Dr, (off Dennstedt Place), El Cajon, CA 92020. Through a Joint Use Agreement with the Grossmont Union High School District, two courts are open to the public after school hours and on weekends (holidays excluded). School practices and events have priority. 

5. Helix High School at 4200 Lowell Avenue, in cooperation with Helix Charter High School and the Grossmont Union High School District, the East County Community Tennis Association (ECCTA) maintains the tennis courts and administers instructional, competitive, and social tennis programs for beginner to advanced juniors and adults. For more information visit: https://eccta.net.

                                                                                       BASKETBALL

Basketball courts are open during park hours. Recreation Division classes have priority. There are no reserved courts for team practices without a permit.

1. Highwood Park at 4200 Parks Avenue: Two courts open to the public at 6:00 AM - DARK, adjacent to the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center. After-school Teen Center programs have priority.

2. MacArthur Park at 4975 Memorial Drive (by Municipal Pool). 

3. Sunset Park at 5540 Lake Park Way (behind Challenge Center). 

For more information please call the Community Center at 619.667.1300