Carson Valley Area Pickleball

Carson City and Minden and Gardnerville Pickleball Information


Carson City Spring Fling registration is open!


  • WHEN: Saturday May 02 – Men’s & Women’s Doubles – tentative date
  • WHEN – Sunday May 03, 2020 – Mixed Doubles – tentative date
  • WHERE: Carson MAC

Calling all players from Northern Nevada, Northern California, and far flung places like Alaska, Southern California, etc. to come to the beautiful MAC in Carson City for a fun tournament. Round robin play, with 4-team bracket playoffs.

This is a fundraising event. Carson City Parks and Recreation Department has generously donated the use of the facility. All proceeds will go to the Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation (FCCPR) Mills Park Pickleball Court Project.

12 indoor hardwood courts. Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Doubles events at 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5+ skill levels.

Men’s and Women’s doubles (all skills) tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd.

Mixed doubles (all skills) tentatively scheduled for Sunday, May 3rd.

This schedule is dependent on the number of players who sign up. If necessary, we will expand play to Friday, May 1st.

Format is round robin, with top 4 teams advancing to a seeded playoff bracket.

Round robin play is 1 game to 11, win by 2.

Bracket play and medal matches are 1 game to 15, win by 2.

Scores will be reported to USAPA.

POSTED: 02/21/2020 Submitted by Dave Whitefield



Greetings to all pickleball players,

Please mark your calendars for the Spring Fling Pickleball Tournament at the MAC. We have the MAC for Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd for our tournament. If we have too many players to handle all the events in 2 days, we can expand into Friday, May 1st.
Thanks to the generosity of the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department, the facility will be provided free of charge, since we will be running this event with volunteers. All proceeds will be going to the Mills Park Pickleball Project, which is already underway. 
The details are still in the works, but we’re planning a round robin event with 4-team playoffs at the end of round robin play. We may also have some fun wrinkles added to make things even more interesting. This will not be a sanctioned event, but there is the possibility of reporting scores to the USAPA rating system. I would love to hear players’ preference about this aspect before deciding whether or not to report.
If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the tournament, please let me know, and I’ll add you to the potential volunteer list.
We want this to be a really fun event, with lots of play for everyone. More details to follow.
Please email me with any questions or comments.    Email Dave


POSTED: 02/10/20 Submitted by Dave & Juana Whitefield

Carson City Pickleball Fundraiser Huge Success

Our winner was drawn this morning (Saturday, 8 Feb). His name is Ted Wallace, from Gardnerville. He is a really nice man, in his 80’s, and a pretty good player, especially for his age. He told us he’s never won anything in his life, so we’re excited that he won.
The total take from ticket sales was $6,400, when added to our previous fundraisers totals brings us to just over $12,000 in the Mills Park Pickleball Project fund held by the Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation (FCCPR).
I am very proud of the work Juana put into this. She talked the Diamond Vault into donating the necklace, envisioned the possibility of raising a lot of money with a raffle, and then proceeded to execute her plan. She enlisted the help of many of our players and friends, including folks from all over the area, not just Carson City.
We are particularly grateful for the entire pickleball community for pitching in to make this a success.  We are also grateful for the generosity of the Diamond Vault, and its owner, Ed Hattery.
We believe these courts will provide a great opportunity to demonstrate to the City the demand for outdoor pickleball facilities. That will be a big asset when it comes to adding a pickleball complex to the Mills Park Master Plan revision, which will take place this year (the revision, not the construction of the complex!). The Parks and Rec Director, Jen Budge, has told me I can participate in the Master Plan revision process.
Carson City Parks and Rec personnel have already started work stripping the old surface off the courts. Juana and I have measured the court dimensions, and it looks like we will be able to place 6 courts on the space. It is a little too narrow to get a 4 x 4 court arrangement, and we want to make sure we have adequate spacing between courts. Squeezing a 4 x 4 arrangement into a 102 foot width would just put the courts too close together for good play.
So that’s the good news. We’re very excited.

POSTED: 09/29/19

Big news for Mills Park Courts in Carson City

Read all about it and more on the link below.

Carson City Update and Notification of CC Parks & Rec Advisory Commission Meeting on Tuesday October 1st at 5:30 PM

Douglas County Senior Games – October 14 – 18th

For more information, please  contact Scott Doerr (Youth and Adult Sports Coordinator) at the  DCCSC 775-782-5500 or email