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The Mecca of Pickleball

The Villages is a dynamic recreation organization is located in Sumter County, Florida, sandwiched between the east and west coast. With over 200 courts available to play on and tournaments cranking all year-round, this retirement living community can be considered the mecca for pickleball.

Although there are other amenities offered like golf, swimming, tennis, corn toss, and bocce, pickleball seems to be at the heart of these residences. Over seventy-nine thousand people call The Villages home, so finding people to play with is a matter of showing up! Instructors, clinics, and clubs are not hard to find. This is a very active community that could be worth looking into for those that are transitioning into their better years! There are many USAPA pickleball ambassadors around the area trying to grow the game, so if you want to learn more you can contact them below.


Matty Klein – 443-373-1988

Dennis Sarlo – 352-702-3952

About Dan Langston

With experience in the ecotourism industry and time well spent as a fly fishing guide in the remote absaroka mountain range for 6 years, Dan brings a unique perspective on customer service to the digital world. As the operator, Dan is now committed to revitalizing Pickleball Portal and plans to build a digital support system for content creators and provide helpful information for the pickleball community. dan@pickleballportal.com

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