Welcome to Cambridge Area Pickleball Association
Lets Play Pickleball!
If you're looking for a place to play pickleball in Isanti County, Minnesota, this is the place for you. There are indoor and outdoor venues to play, both during the daytime and in the evening. Information about each venue is updated whenever appropriate. Just click on the button below
Indoor play starts Oct 26, 2020 at the Cambridge Armed Forces Center. See Places to Play for directions. Covid requirements in effect: Mask in and out of building, when in hallways or using the bathrooms. Not required (optional) during play.
CAPA Board Meeting Nov 5, 2020 via Zoom. Request access by email to email@example.com. Members will receive a direct email with link. Start time 6:30 pm. Minutes from last meeting and agenda will be posted on Documents page.
You can now access the minutes, agenda, and other reports from our board meetings. Check out our Documents page. Available now: our 2020 membership renewal form. $10 gets you access to one of the best pickleball groups around. New this year, we will make and distribute a membership directory for those wanting to be able to contact other players. Download the membership form here.
The Cambridge Area Pickleball Association (CAPA) is a non profit 501c3 corporation. It was formed in 2019 to promote physical wellness by encouraging and teaching the sport of pickleball; promoting recreation and healthy living efforts in the community; and supporting and enhancing recreation opportunities. Located in Cambridge, Minnesota, CAPA partners with the City of Cambridge, Cambridge-Isanti School District and the United States Army National Guard to provide both indoor and outdoor play.
4 More Courts
There will be a planned street reconstruction project in 2020, as there is every other year. The City has agreed to place an "add-on" bid for 4 more pickleball courts in the street project's "Request For Bids". They would be built adjacent to the west side of the existing Pb/tennis court complex. A half court basketball court is proposed on the north side of the new courts to match the north end of the tennis court enclosure. The City has asked, and CAPA has agreed, to pay 25% of the estimated cost of $80,000. As of mid February, we are within a few hundred dollars of our goal of $20,000. Funds raised have been from players, businesses, civic groups, local governments, friends of players, and grants. Plus we have additional money received from a donation that is earmarked solely for accessories such as windscreens and benches.
We have worked closely with the City and have received broad support from The Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, Cambridge Lions, numerous businesses and many players. If you are reading this and think you would like to help us meet our goal, please use the Contact Us link to reach out. We'll get back to you. If, for some reason this project doesn't go through, we'll return your donation. We are extremely grateful to everyone that has supported us. Pickleball really is more than a sport. It is truly a great way to meet new friends!
Construction has started and it is anticipated that the courts will be completed this fall, weather permitting. However there may not ba adequate time to get much play in before the onset of winter. Thank You City of Cambridge!!
What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a sport that can be played by people of any age or gender who want to have fun and get a little exercise. It combines elements of ping pong, tennis and badminton. It can be played with 2 or 4 players on a court measuring 20' by 44'. Its easy to learn and you don't need a team or even a partner. As an individual you just show up and automatically become part of the rotation of players at the courts. We've put a link to a short video that will introduce you to the sport, on our lesson page. Click here.