Athletes compete in a pickleball game at Morgan Hill’s temporary courts, which share space with the outdoor basketball courts at Community Park. Photo: Sue Brazelton

The city will break ground this week on Morgan Hill’s first dedicated outdoor pickleball courts, which will be located at the Community Park off West Edmundson Avenue. 

A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 10am Dec. 20 at the site of the future new courts, next to the existing basketball courts. The event will include speakers, refreshments and a ceremonial “pickleball toss,” says a press release from the city. Guests planning on attending are encouraged to bring old pickleballs for the ceremonial toss. 

The city recently hired EF&S Concrete to build the four new pickleball courts, according to city staff. The new facilities will serve Morgan Hill’s growing pickleball community, which has been using the park’s basketball courts as temporary pickleball surfaces since early 2022.  

“Only a year ago, Morgan Hill had no public outdoor pickleball courts,” Morgan Hill Pickleball Club President Tim Hendrick said in a press release from the city. “Since then, the city has given us temporary use of the basketball courts and expanded indoor pickleball hours at the (Centennial Recreation Center). Now, the sport has skyrocketed. Morgan Hill loves its pickleball!” 

The new courts will be open to the public, and players of all skill levels are welcome. Those who have never played pickleball—one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S.—can pick it up quickly and spend the rest of their lives enjoying the game as they improve their skills, Hendrick added. 

“The city’s four new, professional-quality courts will make play safer, reduce congestion and certainly make the game more enjoyable,” Hendrick said. 

Construction of the new courts will take about four months, though that timeline may be lengthened by weather conditions, according to the city. 

The courts will be free and open to the public the majority of the time they are open. Morgan Hill’s Parks and Recreation department will manage limited scheduled and formal use of the courts by the Pickleball Club and other pickleball players. 

Anyone wanting to learn more about the city’s pickleball offerings can visit

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