Pickleball Programs Are Popping Up!

Like all summers, this one is passing by quickly. Every morning, we have had great activity on the resort’s eight dedicated pickleball courts. It is both fun and rewarding to see so many people we have introduced to pickleball returning during their annual family pilgrimage.

Two years ago, when we started our pickleball program, it was played in surprisingly few places in Atlanta. Today, that has changed—especially in the northern suburbs! Based on what I see, this is just the beginning. More and more private clubs are adding pickleball courts, both indoors and outside. The same is true in Charlotte, Cincinnati, Louisville and Indianapolis.

In smaller towns, the challenge is different. Pickleball locations are not as convenient and the hours are often more limiting. If you are looking for a place to learn the game and play pickleball in your location, I recommend visiting usapa.org, the website for the USA Pickleball Association. Find the link “Places to Play” and click on it for a drop-down menu to explore an interactive map and your state’s listing of places to play. These listings include the exact location of the courts, times, programs offered and a phone number. It is a great resource.

If you have heard about this game called pickleball and you want a good introduction to a family activity that is fun, social and easy to learn, come visit us at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center. You won’t be sorry! Just check out the reviews of the Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center on TripAdvisor.

Article by Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Mark Anders.

To learn more about Pickleball offerings at the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort or to better your game with a clinic or lesson, contact Head Pickleball Pro Mark Anders at (866) 242-3169 or visit palmettodunes.com. 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.

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