Florida Goes “More” Pickleball Crazy

North Carolina Pickleball

Special Florida Edition

Naples Florida, home of the US Open, is currently the top Florida destination for pickleball in Florida.  Each year, the Open hosts over 2,000 players and spectators for this mega event.  However, the Florida landscape is changing with more and more pickleball facilities in the queue.  The Pickleball Plex, under construction in Punta Gorda, is but another example. The plex will feature 32 courts (SEE CONCEPT DRAWING)ScreenHunter 662

Another venue, Pickleball Daytona, is also under construction and will be completed later this year. The plex will feature 24 courts along with a Clubhouse featuring locker rooms, massage room, and player shop.

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The Daytona complex, known as (Pictona) will feature  “pickleball and Daytona”

Here are some of the features of Pictona:

o 24 courts with 8-foot sides and 10 feet behind base lines
o 8 covered courts
o LED lighting on all courts
o Fences separating each court
o Court layout designed for optimal viewing without looking through fences
o Center pavilion for shade, restrooms, and hydration
o Restaurant serving healthy, tasty foods, along with beer and wine
o Clubhouse featuring locker rooms, massage room, and player shop
o Lounge for relaxation and viewing pickleball videos
o Game room featuring table tennis, corn hole, and other activities
o “Skybox” viewing of the 8 covered pickleball courts

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North Carolina Pickleball is always looking for interesting stories both within our area and stories that are trending in the pickleball world.  Send your story ideas to ncpickleball@gmail.com

Keep Your Paddle Up

Bob Nibarger – Editor


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