As the only indoor dedicated pickleball facility in Sarasota, we will offer a variety of outstanding activities for you and your friends to enjoy. Our private club experience includes daily opportunities for social and recreational engagement. You’ll feel what makes us special the moment you walk in our door. We invite you to take a tour and explore how membership will enhance your Sarasota lifestyle.
Open play means that all players, of any skill level, are invited to play on the courts for a set time frame (8-12 in this case). Most pickleball venues have open play, as it allows players to come and go never having to actually set up games—or know anyone for that matter. Some venues have courts dedicated to “aggressive” or “competitive” and “non-aggressive” or “beginner” and “advanced” players. This grouping really helps the new players find comfort in getting out there. The comfort of playing with “like” players of similar skill and speed lends itself to a fun and more enjoyable experience. The disadvantage of Open Play is often the large number of players that show up. For example, 60 players for three courts means very little playtime, as everyone rotates after one game. Particularly frustrating is when court time is restricted.
Our marketing study identified “wait time” as a principal objection to the current play environment. As a member you will be able to reserve a court for instruction or to play with friends or competitively with those at your skill level. Whether its 6:00 am in the morning or 9:00 pm at night – courts can be served at the desk, phone, web site or app.
Sarasota has a vast resource of professional instructors that will be available for all levels of experience. A staff of professional instructors will hold individual instruction and clinics. League play will be encouraged, and we plan on holding major regional and national tournaments right here in Sarasota.
How does one improve quickly? Professional training?
Private Lessons - We will have the best instructors in our area available for one-on-one instruction. They will analyze your play and give you the knowledge and tools to become a better player.
Group Lessons - Group lessons are a cost-effective way of improving your skills. Groups may be from 2 to 8 players
Clinics - We will be conducting clinics every week throughout the year. High profile instructors from throughout the United States and Canada will be available to hone your skills.
We plan on holding 2 tournaments our first year - increasing to one each quarter over the next 3 years. We will be able to accommodate spectator seating up to 500 people - in the comfort of our indoor climate-controlled pickleball facility.
Sarasota Pickleball Academy's [SPA] Competitive Team Our team is for high-level players who are dedicated to competing in tournaments throughout the year. They practice throughout the week and compete at various events around the state representing the Sarasota Pickleball Academy, showcasing their play and sportsmanship throughout the pickleball community. Tryouts will take place in the Fall of 2020.
Our programming will support pickleball at all levels from ages 7 thru 19. We will be focusing on several initiatives, which will include juniors web page, increased use of social media, developing educational materials, creating kid networking opportunities, public awareness, and growing pickleball among our community’s youth.
VETERAN & FIRST RESPONDER PROGRAMS
The Pickleball Club of Sarasota is owned and operated by a 30-year combat veteran. Active in the local Veteran community through United Way’s Mission United and the Sarasota Military Officers Association [MOAA],the Club is committed to developing recreational programs exclusively for our Veterans and first responders with disabilities. Our Veteran and first responders have given so much for the love of our Nation and community, we want them to feel the love in return from so many of us that share our love of pickleball.
Weekly leagues will be available at your skill level in 10-week sessions... all year long. Each league is based on your skill level, so you will always be challenged.
Connecting people is at the heart of The Pickleball Club, which is why our first priority is creating a robust and diversified social calendar. You’ll find a variety of food and wine events, athletic activities, social gatherings, and holiday celebrations. The Club’s Social Committee is filled with some of the brightest lights in our membership. Their job is to gather ideas from members for the wide variety of events offered each month. Food Truck-to-table, community court-side dining, inspired dinners, jazz brunches and the occasional gala are just a sampling of our offerings.