Pickleball has been a favorite outdoor activity for years in resort communities in California,
Arizona and Florida. Snowbirds and others who first learned of and started playing the game in these locales quickly became enthralled with this new sport that was aerobic, easy to learn and fun to play. It was these people who upon returning to their permanent homes, began a revolution by approaching their local senior centers, YMCAs and community centers to start pickleball programs—and start they did.
Today, pickleball is being played in 5,000+ locations nationwide, up from 750 in 2010, with most of these locations only offering pickleball indoors on a drop-in basis. I am certain that this growth will continue as more communities and municipal governments begin adapting under-utilized outdoor tennis courts for pickleball.
Pickleball has come to Hilton Head Island, as well. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has started the Island’s first dedicated Pickleball Center on eight outdoor courts. The Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center has instructional pickleball programs for both the beginner and intermediate player and offers daily opportunities for players to play in round robins or drop-ins. Pickleball is a great family sport. Come see us and join the revolution.
To learn more about Pickleball offerings at the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort or to better your game with a clinic or lesson, visit palmettodunes.com or contact head pickleball pro Mark Anders at (866) 242-3169. Complimentary tennis activities at the resort include a Monday Night Welcome Exhibition at 5:30 p.m. and Demo Days on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
Article written by Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.