Looking to stay active on your next vacation, but not too asset? Hit the pickleball courts.
Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis using a paddle and a plastic holey ball. This is America fastest growing sportgaining nearly half a million new players since 2020 (as reported by the SFIA). It is also growing internationally, registering 4.8 million participants nationally and over 60 countries joining the International Pickleball Federation. There are even rumors of it being added to the 2028 Olympics as a demonstration sport.
To meet the needs of the sport’s growing number of players, hotels have started adding pickleball courts as the latest amenity for guests.
“Since installing our four pickleball courts in October 2021, we have found that they have become one of our most popular amenities. The game is social and easy to pick up, so guests see it as a great way to exercise while spending time with friends and family,” says Dan Johnson, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. .
“Pickleball is slower and less stressful on the joints, so it’s also a great alternative to tennis for our multi-generational families,” he adds.
Perfect your pickleball game at these 9 hotels.
big hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, launched its 136e season May 6. New this summer is its Woodlands Activity Center. Along with housing a greenhouse, mini-golf, lawn games and more, the all-new center is jumping on the pickleball craze, providing courts for its guests.
The Lodge at Kukui’ula on Kauai’s South Shore offers a pickleball set up by the beach on Kukui’ula Harbor. The property has also added new tennis courts that easily convert for a pickleball game. Clients can enjoy a private lesson or a group clinic with the tennis pros. The Huaka’i staff can help you set up, match plays, and play for all racquet sports.
Lodge with a grand view, one of the Midwest’s most iconic and historic lakeside lodges in Minnesota’s Brainerd Lakes region, included pickleball courts at a new country club North Park which opened July 1, 2019. Along with amenities like a bocce court, oversized hot tub, and waterslide, Grand View Lodge installed pickleball courts when NorthPark debuted in response to guest interest. for Sport.
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Greater Palm Springs has four on-site pickleball courts, which were installed in October 2021 in response to growing interest in the sport.
Suncadia in Cle Elum, WA is a 6,400 acre community just 80 miles from Seattle offering an idyllic escape to explore the Pacific Northwest. The property offers two parks with pickleball courts for guests.
Healdsburg Mount in Healdsburg, Calif., made its public debut in January 2021. Nestled in the scenic beauty of Sonoma wine country, the 258-acre resort features bocce and pickleball courts, inviting guests to toss the pallino or serve and fly under the Californian sun.
Four Seasons Los Cabos Hotellocated in the Costa Palmas development of the Eastern Cape of the Baja Peninsula, is intermittently transforming its basketball courts into pickleball courts.
Hualalai Resort on Hawaii’s Kona-Kohala Coast, spans an 865-acre beachfront community of private homes and the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai. Four Seasons guests can access the facilities of the Hualālai Tennis Club, which offers 2 pickleball courts, among 8 Rebound Ace surface courts, and a variety of programs ranging from private lessons to teaching clinics, social gatherings and more. Pickleball clinics are offered every Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for a fee.
Mita Point in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico recently installed four pickleball courts for use by hotel and vacation rental owners and visitors. The decision to install the courts was the result of growing interest in the sport across the United States and in their target food markets, as well as a number of requests made by the owners of Punta Mita. Due to the high level of interest, Punta Mita now offers an annual tournament, interclubs, clinics and mixers for owners.