January 30, 2024

Pickleball Nomad: 5 Ways to Wander the World and Win on the Courts

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Pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in America, has taken the world by storm. This addictive and divisive game blends elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, capturing the hearts of players around the globe. Travelers who play pickleball are joining the craze, seeking out new experiences and destinations that support their passion for the game. Pickleball courts are popping up in neighborhoods, parks, and even luxury resorts and cruise ships, catering to the growing demand for this exciting sport.

The world becomes your court...

Take your passion for the game to new heights by exploring these incredible destinations and indulging in unforgettable pickleball experiences. Immerse yourself in the vibrant pickleball community, connect with fellow enthusiasts, and challenge yourself on picturesque courts around the globe.

Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting your pickleball journey, the allure of this sport knows no bounds. So pack your paddle, gather your fellow players, and embark on a pickleball adventure like no other. The world is yours to explore, one thrilling match at a time.

Here are five incredible destinations that offer exceptional pickleball experiences.

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Year-Round Play at Montage Healdsburg

Situated in the heart of the picturesque Healdsburg, California, Montage Healdsburg boasts world-class pickleball facilities that will exceed your expectations. The resort offers two state-of-the-art outdoor pickleball courts that are equipped with high-quality nets and playing surfaces. Plus, the beautiful surroundings of the resort make for an ideal setting to enjoy a game of pickleball.

One of the great things about this property is that you can play pickleball year-round. The mild climate of California's wine country allows for pleasant weather throughout the year, making it possible to play even in the colder months. 

If you're new to pickleball, fear not! From equipment recommendations to basic strategies and techniques, their experienced staff is dedicated to ensuring your sporting journey begins on the right foot. Embrace the learning process, practice regularly, and before you know it, you'll be mastering the art of pickleball.

In addition to the exceptional courts, Montage Healdsburg provides a range of amenities and services tailored specifically to pickleball players. Whether you need a quick refreshment at the courtside cafe, access to professional coaching, or a well-deserved post-game relaxation at the spa, this property has you covered.

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Plenty of practice at JW Marriott Phoenix

The brand-new Pickleball Center at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is the ultimate getaway. An experience not-to-be-missed, they offer hourly court time on 17 lighted courts, plus group and one-on-one instruction with a certified pickleball instructor.

If you're staying at the resort you can choose their Pickleball Package, including a $50 daily resort credit, unlimited Pickleball with complimentary paddle rental and more!

When you're ready to relax, a spectacular escape awaits with five pools, a lazy river for ultimate relaxation, and luxurious cabana cottages and pool suites.

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Pickleball Onboard Celebrity Cruises

Are you a cruise traveler who loves staying active and trying new sports? Look no further than Celebrity Cruises, where you can enjoy this exciting sport while sailing the seas. Whether you're an experienced pickleball player or a beginner wanting to give it a try, Celebrity Cruises offers a unique opportunity to play onboard their luxurious ships.

Sailing through the Caribbean, Alaska, or any other destination, you can enjoy the thrill of playing pickleball while surrounded by breathtaking ocean views. The courts are set up on spacious decks, allowing players to engage in friendly matches while enjoying the fresh sea breeze. The onboard staff is always available to assist with equipment and rules, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone Bring your game to the high seas on Celebrity Cruises

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River cruising’s first-ever full-sized pickleball court with AmaWaterways

Experience the exhilaration of pickleball as it sweeps across North America and be a part of the action on your Danube River cruise aboard the extraordinary AmaMagna from AmaWaterways.

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With this latest wellness innovation, you and your partner can enjoy the thrill of pickleball on the Sun Deck, immersing yourselves in the fresh air and connecting with fellow cruisers. This incredible sport is a fantastic way to enhance your well-being and embrace your best self while indulging in the breathtaking scenery of the river cruise. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to take your pickleball game to new heights on the AmaMagna.

Complimentary Land Package + Reduced Airfare

  • For a limited time, receive a complimentary 2-, 3-, or 4-night land package before or after select 2024 and 2025 Europe river cruises! With more than 20 different land packages available with this offer, you have a variety of ways to extend your vacation.
  • Plus, this offer is combinable with AmaWaterway's special AirPlus fixed rates on airfare – a great value on your entire journey.

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Feel the Heat at The Boca Raton

Nestled in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida, lies a hidden gem for pickleball enthusiasts: The Boca Raton Hotel.

The Boca Raton Hotel is renowned for its luxurious accommodations, world-class amenities, and stunning ocean views. But what sets it apart is its dedication to providing guests with top-notch pickleball facilities and experiences. Whether you're a seasoned player or a beginner looking to try something new, their sport offerings at this hotel are sure to captivate you. 

While pickleball may be the highlight of your visit, The Boca Raton Hotel offers a plethora of other amenities and activities to enjoy during your stay. Indulge in world-class dining, relax by the pool, rejuvenate at the spa, or take advantage of the hotel's proximity to beautiful beaches and outdoor attractions.

Glow in the Dark Pickleball: Taking the Game to a New Level

Enter glow in the dark pickleball—the latest trend that's lighting up the pickleball community and taking the game to new heights of excitement and fun.

Experience the ultimate transformation of traditional pickleball with XGLOsive. This innovative concept takes the game to a whole new level, creating a fun and social experience for players of all ages and abilities. Prepare to be amazed as your courts come alive with vibrant blacklights, mesmerizing fluorescent graphics, and energizing upbeat music, setting the stage for a thrilling and unforgettable night of tennis. XGLOsive brings the atmosphere of a fun nightclub to the tennis court, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. These glow-in-the-dark pickleball matches are available around different cities in Florida!

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New to pickleball?

Playing pickleball with others is a great way to improve your game and immerse yourself in the pickleball community. Consider joining a pickleball league or club in your area. This will give you access to regular practice sessions, friendly matches, and experienced players who can provide guidance and support.

Participating in tournaments and events can also be a great way to challenge yourself and gauge your progress against other players. It provides an opportunity to play against different skill levels and gain valuable experience. Additionally, attending pickleball clinics and workshops hosted by experienced players and coaches can help you refine your skills and learn new techniques.

Lastly, connect with the pickleball community. Join online forums, follow pickleball influencers on social media, and engage in discussions with fellow enthusiasts. The pickleball community is incredibly supportive and welcoming, and connecting with others who share your passion for the sport can inspire and motivate you to keep improving.


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