Pickleball at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has the only dedicated Pickleball courts on the Island available for rental. Why is this significant? Pickleball is an excellent family sport, but it requires a space to play and a place to rent equipment, and both are available at Palmetto Dunes. Pickleball is easy to learn and one of the few sports a family can enjoy playing together.

What do you need to get started?

I recommend some basic instruction on the rules, court positioning and effective shot selection. At Palmetto Dunes, we offer a one-hour clinic for people who have never played Pickeball. The clinic is followed by a one-and-a-half-hour round robin where lessons learned in the clinic are reinforced in mixed play. If you have a large group vacationing together, it might be advisable for one or two people to take the clinic and play in the round robin; then they can teach the rest of group. We also offer private clinics for groups of four or more which is the best way to get everyone quickly on the same page.

If you have heard about Pickleball, and want an 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! Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor.

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.