Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts

Notice to all playing outdoors at Manzano Mesa: Be alert! There have been several robberies from cars this year. Make sure you lock your car and hide any valuables.

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Greetings, all ABQ Pickleball Club members, family and friends of pickleball,

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Albuquerque Parks and Recreation has created preliminary drawings for an expansion of the Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts from 18 to 36, including security and the supporting infrastructure for an estimated cost of $2.6 million. We are in full support of this potential project and are contacting the NM state legislators to request their support and funding in a project during their upcoming session which begins next week and ends in 30 days.

You can help by:
1. We are providing an informal script as a guideline for calling/emailing your legislators and senators in support of the project.
2. In addition, there is a Pre-legislative Town Hall with Representative Abbas Akhil at the Manzano Mesa Multi-generational Center (501 Elizabeth SE) from 6 PM to 730 PM tonight, Friday, January 17. He is the legislator for geographic area that includes the pickleball courts. If you can attend that would be great.

OUR GOAL is getting some funding for the Manzano Mesa Pickleball court expansion and to educate our legislators about pickleball.

Method for finding and contacting Legislators and Senators:

Call and/or email your House of Representative and State Senator.
Find them by going to https://nmlegis.gov/Members/Find_My_Legislator and input your address (on computer is easier than mobile device).
Although you may not speak directly to the legislator, that is ok. Calling is mightier than the pen!!

Pass this email/info to all your friends and family to have them call/email as well. They may not be a pickleball player, but they support your passion and enthusiasm for the sport. They could say how it has benefited you.

Possible Script:
My name is _______________ and I am a resident in your district. I am a pickleball player and want you to support expanding the Manzano Mesa Pickleball Complex in the next legislative session. The city of Albuquerque and our state can benefit even more by expanding the facility from 18 courts to 36 with bathrooms, security and support infrastructure. The total estimated cost is about $2.6 million. The increased size of the facility will allow for larger tournaments which will lead to tourism dollars and a return on the investment as well as grow the sport.

The 10-year growth of pickleball in Albuquerque was from 45 players to 1000+ today. The Manzano Mesa Pickleball Complex is home to players from Santa Fe to Belen, Edgewood to Gallup and beyond.

“Add your personal experience here”

Thank you for your time and we appreciate you support.

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Here is some drone video from the 2019 National Senior Games at Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts. Courtesy Tom Denman.


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Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts Open

The Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts (MMPC) are open daily from 6 AM to 10 PM. Use the West or South entrance; park in the West lot on the other side of the playground (not on Elizabeth St). Bring your own balls and pick an open court for your games. Check the calendar for ABQ Pickleball Club play where balls are provided and all skills welcome.

If you wish to learn pickleball at Manzano Mesa Outdoor Courts please fill out the training request form at our Training page

Watch for upcoming events, tournaments, leagues, and programs at MMPC. We welcome your ideas for any of the courts. Please contact any venue coordinator or executive board member with ideas or to make a suggestion; or submit the form below to let us know what you would like to help initiate at MMPC.