SARASOTA, Fla. — The Pickleball Club, the leading developer and operator of private, membership-based high-amenity indoor pickleball facilities throughout Florida, recently launched The Pickleball Club Academy, which is offering a summer camp and free kids’ clinics.
Open to the public, The Pickleball Club Academy summer camp program is available to children in sixth to eighth grade and cost $180 per child. The sessions will take place July 10 – 13 and July 24 – 27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and are led by Cliff and Johnathan Aiken. During the sessions, campers will learn the rules of pickleball, coordination and pickleball skills in a fun and energetic environment. Enrollment is open to the public, and a membership at The Pickleball Club is not required.
A free kids’ clinic will take place on Saturday, July 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for children ages eight to 13. Offered the second Saturday of every month, the clinics are designed as a prerequisite for the camp and to give younger students an understanding of the rules and basic mechanics of pickleball, including gameplay, scoring, strategy and etiquette on the court.
Registration is required because space is limited. To register for either program, call the concierge team at 941-271-4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pickleball Club in Lakewood Ranch’s summer hours, through Labor Day, are Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Pickleball Club’s first club in Sarasota near Lakewood Ranch celebrated its ribbon-cutting in May, marking the opening of the first dedicated indoor pickleball facility in the state. The Pickleball Club has six more underway, with a goal of opening at least 15 over the next five years.
The 33,393-square-foot club located at 1300 Sarasota Center Blvd. features championship-grade courts with permanent nets, an outdoor players’ courtyard, Pickles Café, Dink’s Pro Shop, an indoor players’ lounge observation deck, locker rooms and a HEPA filtered air-conditioned environment.
About The Pickleball Club at Lakewood Ranch
Located at 1300 Sarasota Center Blvd., The Pickleball Club is a brand-new, healthy living, private pickleball complex featuring 12 indoor and 2 outdoor pickleball courts with tournament- level court surfaces, an outdoor players’ courtyard, Pickles Café, Dink’s Pro Shop, permanent nets and a HEPA filtered air-conditioned environment – perfect for avoiding those harmful UV rays and inclement weather conditions. The Club features PlaySight video technology for live streaming and recording for training purposes, tournament grade pickleball courts and luxurious locker rooms. The first Lakewood Ranch club opened May 2023, and six more are under development in Port St. Lucie, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Venice, Pinellas Park and The Villages, with 15 clubs planned across the state of Florida in the next five years. For more information, visit ThePickleballClub.us.
The Pickleball Club is the founding sponsor of The Play for Life Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our youth, first responders and veterans. For more information, visit P4L.org.
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