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Where to Play Pickleball This Summer-5 Fun Spots

Where to Play Pickleball This Summer-5 Fun Spots

  • The rising popularity of pickleball brings exciting new ways to make it part of your summer fun. With more options available, you can find pickleball courts at your vacation spot or even play indoors year-round in your own city.

When we think about summer, we think about tropical vacation destinations, exhilarating adventures, relaxing afternoons, and, of course, pickleball. 

Thankfully, as pickleball becomes even more popular, there are more opportunities than ever to incorporate pickleball into your summer memories. Now, you can find pickleball-friendly resorts or public courts at your vacation destination, or places to play indoors in your city. 

We’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorite spots to play pickleball in the summer. This list includes options for indoor and outdoor play. You’ll find options for cruises and resorts that feature pickleball courts with breathtaking views, as well as a growing pickleball franchise that provides access to courts around the country. Grab your pickleball paddle and your sunblock – it’s time to explore these incredible options for pickleball this summer!

Holland America Cruise, Multiple Destinations

Incredible views? Check. World-class destinations? Check. Pickleball courts? Check. Holland America Line is the official partner of the Professional Pickleball Association and has top-deck pickleball courts on 11 of its ships. 

Compete against your fellow guests in a ship-wide tournament, or encourage your travel companions to take a complimentary beginner’s lesson. It’s the perfect way to pass the time as you cruise to one of the gorgeous destinations Holland America Line offers. Don’t spend all your time on the pickleball court, though. It’s worth it to explore everything else the ship has to offer. From the casino to the restaurants, there’s plenty to keep you occupied as you sail. 

Whether you choose to visit Alaska, Tahiti, the Mediterranean, or somewhere else, a cruise  – and a pickleball match at sea – should be on your summer bucket list. 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

There are several Disney resorts with pickleball courts, and this is one of our favorites. There’s one pickleball court at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village. 

Be warned – it might be hard to tear yourself away from the rest of the resort amenities to play! The hotel is designed to provide incredible views of savannas brimming with African wildlife. You might catch a glimpse of zebras, giraffes, or another of the savanna’s 30 species of wildlife from your room or the other viewing areas around the resort. 

The resort also offers easy transportation to the rest of  Walt Disney World Resort so you can explore the parks and the other attractions during your family vacation. 

Esperanza in San Cabos, Mexico

This gorgeous resort is nestled in the desert and has plenty of pickleball courts to enjoy during your stay. The packed pickleball schedule includes open play, clinics, drop-in sessions, and complimentary children’s lessons. You can even book multiple courts for a group tournament with your pickleball buddies. 

After your match, enjoy the beach or dine at one of the restaurants overlooking the coast. Ease your sore muscles with a seaside cabana massage, or return to your villa to relax. Trust us – the hardest part of your trip will be departing after a luxurious, relaxing, pickleball-filled vacation. 

The Picklr, Multiple Locations

Sure, it’s fun to play pickleball on vacation. But you’ll also need a go-to court when you’re home. That’s where the Picklr comes in. The pickleball club, which counts football star Drew Brees among its partners, has locations throughout the United States and is expanding rapidly. 

The Picklr offers drop-in prices, but avid players will love the unlimited membership. Your membership includes unlimited access to competitive play, leagues, and tournaments, four clinic passes each month, and guest passes. 

You also receive access to every Picklr location, making it easy to play on the go. There are locations in Utah, Arizona, Florida, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, with more locations to come. 

Waipuilani Park in Kihei, Hawaii

Heading to Hawaii this summer? Take a day trip to Waipuilani Park, which has eight outdoor hard courts that are free for visitors. 

The courts are first-come, first-served. You’ll want to be sure to bring your beach gear for after your match. The courts are located right near the ocean, so you’ll be able to make the short walk to the beach to cool off. With palm trees, mountain views, and plenty of beach space, you’ll be able to make a day out of your pickleball adventure. 

What’s on Your Summer Bucket List?

Will you play pickleball on a cruise ship this summer, opt for a beachside rally in Hawaii or Mexico, or purchase a membership to an indoor venue? Whatever you choose, you’re bound to make amazing memories on the pickleball court with your family and friends.

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