Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts

To all ABQ Pickleball Club Members,

The ABQ Pickleball Club leadership strongly urges our members to follow the Governor’s stay-at-home instructions, made March 23, 2020, that all non-essential personnel stay home. The important link is https://www.kob.com/coronavirus/gov-lujan-grisham-issues-stay-at-home-instructions-to-stop-spread-of-covid-19/5682623/. If there are questions regarding the recommendations reference newmexico.gov for all the latest information.

We are being asked to act as responsible citizens in following the State directives in order not to overwhelm the capabilities of our medical system. The directive includes the rule of limiting gatherings to not over 5 people, and to maintain a 6-foot distance from each other when gathering in groups of 5. This means virtually no pickleball. We all know that this health emergency will pass, and we will be able to again play pickleball. Patience and time will be what is needed by our members.

Thank you for your understanding and please be safe until we can play again.

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

David Simon, Director of Albuquerque City Parks and Recreation, thanks us for all the work we have done in successfully getting the NM State Legislature to budget $385,000 for beginning the planning and expansion of the Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts. The Club did a great job working with local legislators and a bill was passed marking over $385,000 for the project to begin. Unfortunately, the governor did veto that portion of the bill. ALMOST THERE. There was a lot of support and hopefully, it will get done next year.

Thanks for all your calls, emails, letters, and visits to the NM legislature in support of the project! A total of nine N.M.Representatives and five Senators included the request in their capital outlay budget.

At an estimated final cost of $2.6 million, the preliminary project concept is to increase the number of courts from 18 to 36, including two championship courts, security, bathrooms and the supporting infrastructure.

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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.