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5 Great Hotels to Play Pickleball

by Mary Melnick

May 2, 2023

© Carlisle Bay Antigua


Pickleball has become a leading trend as millions flock to the courts. With summer and warmer weather approaching, here are some great hotels and resorts around the world for family travelers to play America’s fastest-growing sport.



© Carneros Resort and Spa

Carneros Resort and Spa

Carneros Resort and Spa in Napa Valley launches pickleball for the first time this summer in partnership with Veuve Clicquot, one of the most renowned Champagne houses. Carneros serves as an ideal destination for discerning travelers and locals alike, and now guests can play pickleball there, too. The resort offers special packages and experiences timed to the opening of two courts. Visitors also have access to bottles of refreshing Veuve and a cozy lounge area, delicious bites and live music.


Carlisle Bay Antigua

Carlisle Bay Antigua offers luxury and exceptional service while maintaining a haven of seclusion and relaxation. The 5-star resort is perfect for all travelers, whether into active activities or rejuvenating spa treatments. Carlisle Bay is unique among Caribbean hotels in providing extensive, high-quality facilities for guests, mainly three tennis courts and one pickleball court. All equipment is provided and the resort runs complimentary tennis clinics as part of the weekly activities program. Tennis pros Rennie George and Nigel Anthony offer the best instruction, tips and advice to help guests get started or improve their game.



© Kimpton La Peer

Kimpton La Peer

Kimpton La Peer, in the heart of West Hollywood’s Design District, offers an exciting way to enjoy Los Angeles’ sunshine this summer with the addition of a new pickleball court on its scenic rooftop. The property hopes to become a vibrant social hub for those looking to add movement and fun into a summer day. The rooftop offers comfortable courtside seating for prime match viewing, along with cocktails and other refreshments.


Grande Lakes Orlando

Nestled in the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, the 500-acre Grande Lakes Orlando is a hidden oasis. Following a new multimillion-dollar renovation project, The Ritz Carlton Orlando recently debuted an illuminated pickleball court designed to meet the rising interest in pickleball. Guests are invited to get in on the craze and pick up paddles and balls from the Golf & Tennis Club to enjoy a game under the sun or even under the lights at night. The hotel encourages guests to enjoy an illuminated game of pickleball during this season’s GLO Summer Nights.



© CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa

CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa

In the Sonoran Desert outside of Scottsdale, CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa invites guests to indulge in relaxation as they reconnect with their senses. Additionally, the resort provides guests the chance to activate their sense of adventure with daily programs, including pickleball as a spring favorite. The resort offers pickleball classes throughout the week taught by beloved wellness guides who teach beginners about the game as well as share some physiological, mental and emotional benefits of the game.


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