The Best Places to Play Pickleball

It’s the fastest growing sport in America, and in the Bradenton Area it’s thriving with courts dotting the map. Here are some of the best facilities to play in the Bradenton Area.

covered pickleball courts at GT BRay park at dusk

It’s an elite facility that extends an open forehand for all to enjoy. Pickleball Magazine honored the 20 public courts at the C.V. Walton Racquet Center as one of the top 25 places to play in the nation. In Florida, it gets even better – the west Bradenton courts boasts a top-four ranking in the state. Fourteen of the 20 courts are covered with large ceiling fans, making it a breeze to play in the hotter summer months.

5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL 34209

woman playing pickleball on green court

Court availability is a huge selling point at Terra Ceia Bay Country Club. There are six courts available between 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The fees are $5 a day to at relatively new location. The pickleball program began May 1st, 2023 and has classes for beginners and offers private and group lessons.

2802 Terra Ceia Bay Blvd, Palmetto, FL 34221

three people playing pickleball outdoors at The Center of Anna Maria Island

At The Center of Anna Maria Island, pickleball enthusiasts can enjoy both indoor and outdoor courts, with day passes available for non-members. With flexible open court times and affordable options, players of all levels can partake in lessons and sharpen their skills at their convenience.

407 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216

aerial of bright green and blue pickleball courts at The Surf RV Resort

Pickleball enthusiasts staying at The Surf RV Resort in Palmetto will delight in the six immaculate courts available exclusively to guests. As part of this luxurious 55+ RV resort, players can enjoy top-notch amenities and occasional classes to enhance their pickleball experience during their stay.

2215 Rip Curl Run Palmetto, FL 34221

orange and blue pickleball court

UMR Sports also features night play with six, custom championship courts dedicated to pickleball. Check out their “Friday Night Lights” open-play round robin tournaments for a $10 fee.

131 Upper Manatee River Road NE Bradenton, FL

aerial view of several blue picklball courts at Lakewood Ranch Park

A favorite destination for pickleball enthusiasts in the East Bradenton Area is Lakewood Ranch Park. With five dedicated pickleball courts, you’ll spend less time waiting and more time enjoying the game. Experience the sounds of pickleball joy and laughter as you play here!

5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211

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