Florida's The Villages is Making a Case for 'Pickleball Capital'

Artist rendering of The Pickleball Club's new location in The Villages, Florida

Central Florida's The Villages has quite the pickleball pedigree. The area received its first pickleball court at La Hacienda Recreation in 1990 and has since constructed over 250 courts.

This fall, that number will increase significantly. 

The Pickleball Club has broken ground on a site at NE 62nd Terrace for its Village Park Center club location, and the space is practically guaranteed to be impressive:

  • The new center sits on a 4.7-acre parcel of land 
  • The 40,000-square-foot club will be climate-controlled (a must in Florida)
  • Inside, 16 total pickleball courts and a 3,667-square-foot Players’ Lounge will provide plenty of space for clubgoers
  • There will also be a Pro Shop and Pickle’s Café available for guests' enjoyment

The Pickleball Club says this new location is set to open in autumn 2024.

Entire regions (we're looking at you, New England) would consider themselves lucky to have one facility like this.

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But the combination of top-tier individual facilities with ample recreational courts gives The Villages some serious geographical credit in the pickleball world.

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