Night Lights

Pictured above: Brian Gruner, Recreation and Special Events Department director, accepts a donation from Diane Phelps, Village Community Fund president and avid pickleball player

When the Laguna Woods Village pickleball and paddle tennis courts were reconstructed in spring 2019, work included a new concrete slab, fencing and access gates, court layout reconfiguration, a shade structure, countertops, sinks, storage bins and partial court lights.  

"Lite the Nite" is a community improvement project approved by GRF to add lights to the remaining courts, but budgets were tight, so the Pickleball Club is leading the effort to raise $25,000 by December 31, 2021, to fund the project. Donations are managed through the Village Community Fund (VCF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit community benefit organization.

As fundraising continues, VCF is hopeful that all courts will be lit at night for longer play, delighting hundreds of Village pickleball and paddle tennis enthusiasts.

To donate or for more information, visit and click "Lite the Nite."

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