tennis pickleball
A tennis match on the West court and two pickleball games on the East court using portable nets.


  1. Court Guidelines
  2. Court Registration – how to register your lot A household
  3. Court Reservations – how to reserve court time
  4. Youth Tennis Lessons – how and when to sign-up
  5. Drop-In Pickleball
  6. Tennis/Pickleball Committee members



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The tennis and pickleball courts at the Cove are for the private use of Lot A owners and their accompanied guests only. The following guidelines have been approved by the Board of Trustees to help keep the property safe and beautiful so that EVERYONE can enjoy their time at the Cove. Please share these guidelines with your family and guests.

  • Lot A owner access to the courts requires payment of the annual maintenance fee. Access code to the courts is available from the Cove Office.
  • The courts are reserved using the CourtReserve application, which is available for Apple and Android phones, as well as PCs. Lot A families can contact the Cove office for registration details.
  • Lot A households may reserve a court for up to two hours per household per week.
  • The west court is prioritized for tennis and the east court for pickleball.
  • Both east and west courts have pickleball lines and portable pickleball nets to enable up to 4 games at once. The west court pickleball nets are to be rolled back against the west fence and placed in the stationary position (not resting on the wheels) when pickleball play is finished.
  • If a court has not been reserved, it is open to first come first served for either sport. If players arrive and their prioritized court is being used by the other sport (for example pickleball is being played on the west court and tennis players arrive to use the court), the players on the court have 20 minutes to vacate the court.
  • When other players of the prioritized court are waiting for an unreserved court, doubles play is to yield the court within 45 minutes and singles play is to yield within 30 minutes.
  • Adults over 18 have priority after 6 pm on weekdays.
  • Wear only appropriate tennis shoes on the courts.
  • Skateboards, roller blades, scooters and bicycles are not permitted on the courts.
  • Pets are not allowed on the courts.
  • Notify NP police immediately if you see trespassers or witness vandalism. Also report incidents to the Cove Office.
  • Commercial use of Lot A property requires Board approval.

Thank you for your help in making sure your Cove property is a safe and fun place for everyone to enjoy!

Approved by Board of Trustees motion, April 6, 2021.
Revised May 4, 2021 to show adoption of the trial parameters.
Revised September 14, 2021 to show adoption of on-line reservations.
Revised February 7, 2023.

Neil Ball, President, NPCC
Jamie Kroeger, Secretary, NPCC


Please complete the form below to register for the tennis/pickleball courts.


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


When you register your Lot A household to use the Cove courts, you (primary host) will receive a welcome e-mail from Once you login to the member portal, you will be given instructions on how to make reservations. See the example welcome e-mail below.

Reservations take precedence over FirstComeFirstServed (walk-ons). If you can’t find your welcome e-mail or are having problems, contact the Cove office (206-242-3778 or

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welcome to court reserve

Tennis Lessons


Since 2015, a Board approved summer tennis camp has been hosted by Ryan Fike of Crosscourt Tennis Academy. Lot-A members have priority and receive a discounted fee. Our thanks to Ryan for his leadership, developing and growing this successful program over the past seven years.

Our 2022 summer program was led by Steve Walters of Tennis World Academy. Steve is a lifetime Normandy Park resident and USPTA/PTR tennis professional.

Per Coach Steve,

“Thanks for a great summer of Junior Tennis at the Cove. I know that many families miss Coach Ryan, and I appreciate the work that he did to build the tennis program. I’m thrilled to be back at the Cove where I learned as a kid and hope to be here for years to come. See you on the courts.”

Spring after school lessons with Coach Steve will begin in April (weather dependent).

Monday - Thursday: 3:30 - 6:30 PM

If interested, contact Coach Steve at 253-486-2220.


The SE Court is reserved for drop-in pickleball on Sundays from 1pm - 3pm to encourage beginners to try it out.

Just show up. Paddles & balls will be available.

The SE Court is also reserved from 3pm - 5pm on Sunday for experienced players for drop-in play.

New drop-in pickleball times: the SE Court is now also reserved on Tuesday & Thursday from 1pm - 3pm.

NPCC Tennis/Pickleball Committee (02/05/23)


Name Primary Sport
Gene Swansiger (Chair) Pickleball
Colin Craig Pickleball
Judy Williams Pickleball
Heidi Mensonides Tennis
Laurel Robinson Tennis
Jamie Kroeger Tennis
Julie Fry Pickleball
Neil Ball (Board President) Pickleball