Pickleball Equipment

Combine badminton, ping pong and tennis in a blender and voila…..you have the sport of pickleball.  Played on a court (20 ft x 44 ft) that is smaller than a tennis court with a lower net, pickleball uses a plastic ball that that looks like a wiffle ball.

With less running and a slower moving ball than tennis, pickleball is gaining in popularity particularly in 55+ communities throughout the country.  The sport is catching on in Southwest Florida and communities in the Fort Myers area with pickleball include:

Pelican Preserve – Three lighted dedcated pickleball courts

Heron’s Glen – Six tennis couts lined for pickleball

Bonita Bay – Two pickleball courts

Brookshire – Two pickleball courts

Cinnamon Cove – Two tennis courts taped for pickleball

Golfview – Two lighted tennis courts taped for pickleball

For more information, the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) maintains a database of places to play pickleball in Florida.

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