We hope that this site, Street Paddle, will be every players go to page for all things paddle. However we realize that most paddle players are complex, passionate beings so we’ve created an environment for you to be active at every level that fits your life.
Connect & Play
By submitting your email- we can help you to find other people to play with -competitively or just for fun. Currently we are running The Tour- a once a month competitive meet up that will create an online ranking system- it’s a way for you to meet and play with people at your level.
You can find local parks to play our amazing sport throughout Los Angeles.
You can see if the courts are busy or not at our “Home,” the Venice Courts, through our livestream camera. We will also be broadcasting live matches -so stay tuned!
Find a coach to help you reach that next level in your game.
Check out video highlights of some of the best paddle moments happening everyday.
The Paddle Times
Informative articles about our sport, the people who play it and life in Venice Beach though the lens of a paddle player.
Paddle Tennis was created at the end of the 19th century on the East Coast of the United States by Reverend Frank Peer Beal. The sport developed due to Father Beal’s concern for the youngsters of the neighborhood, who were unable to attend Summer camps.
It gained popularity in Los Angeles in the late 1920’s and early 30’s and peaked in the 1970’s and 80’s. The city installed two to six courts at the hundred or so public playgrounds across Los Angeles, but lack of planned activities and court maintenance brought about a diminished interest in this niche sport.
However, Paddle Tennis has seen a resurgence in the last couple of years. Organized tournaments at the courts at Venice Beach in 2019 have helped to increase the sport’s popularity again.