What's All the Talk About Pickleball?
Pickleball is the best way to meet new friends, enjoy a competitive game, and get great exercise at the same time. Naples Motorcoach Resort is proud to showcase four professional, brand-new courts and a growing pickleball community for one of America’s fastest growing sports.
Pickleball, America’s fastest growing game, was created in the backyard of a Washington state politician just 49 years ago. The sport has recently taken off in popularity with pickleball courts popping up all over the country. A close relative to tennis, a pickleball court is approximately one-third the size of a tennis court. Opponents rally back and forth using a whiffle ball and fiberglass or graphite paddles. Thanks to the smaller court and use of a whiffle ball, pickleball moves at a slower pace and is typically much easier on joints.
When you become a pickleball player, you’ll be joining a fast-growing community. The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) estimates that there are more than 100,000 active pickleball players in the U.S. In Canada, there are already thousands of players in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Ontario. Currently, there are sanctioned USAPA pickleball tournaments around the country for players of all ages.