Tennis & Pickleball Safety Guidelines
As of May 15, City of Irvine tennis and pickleball courts have been reopened for singles play and City-led one-on-one instruction during regular operating hours, with safety guidelines in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The City has adopted guidelines suggested by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and USA Pickleball Association for safe play:
- Singles play permitted with social distancing; doubles play permitted only among members of the same household unit.
- While waiting for courts, please stand 6 feet from entrance and exit gates.
- No congregating or lingering on or near the courts before or after play.
- Non-tennis and non-pickleball activities on courts are prohibited.
- Do not play if you are exhibiting any illness symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 throughout the last 14 days.
- Play with a new ball and rotate new ones into play when possible.
- Avoid use of your hands to pick up balls when possible.
- Consider numbering/marking and picking up your own ball only.
- Do not share racquets or personal equipment.
- Stay on your side of the court; avoid changing ends of the court.
- Remain apart from other players when taking a break.
- Avoid physical contact such as handshakes or high fives.
- Avoid touching gates, fences, benches, and other court amenities.
The City has 94 tennis courts; see a map of all courts here. Two lit hybrid tennis and pickleball courts each are located at San Carlo and Knollcrest Neighborhood Parks. Six lit pickleball courts are located at Portola Springs Community Park. For more information, call 949-724-6400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the USTA COVID-19 safety guidelines here.
Learn more the USA Pickleball Association's COVID-19 safety guidelines here.
Please note: City community centers, playgrounds, and indoor facilities, as well as other athletic facilities including fields, basketball courts, and stadiums, remain closed until further notice by emergency declaration. The Irvine City Council and City staff offer our sincere apologies for this inconvenience.
Irvine outdoor park spaces remain open for passive use, and visitors much practice social distancing, following federal guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 is spread through close person-to-person contact, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that some spread might be possible before people show symptoms. For more information on the City's measures to prevent spread in our community, visit cityofirvine.org/covid19.