St. Simons Island is a true testament to some of the amazing natural beauty that you can find throughout the United States. This fact, coupled with amazing history, endless leisure, and a robust culture, make this island a favorite destination for many vacationers. One relatively large aspect of the culture here is a form of leisure that both locals and visitors enjoy: the sport of pickleball. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play pickleball, St. Simons Island is the place to start!
What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a sport that was created in the United States in 1965 and has since gained a considerable amount of popularity in the country and abroad. Initially, it appears to be much like tennis, but it mixes elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. The thing that makes the sport much different than those similar to it is the pace at which it is played. It is a far slower sport, which is largely due to the speed at which the pickleball flies through the air. This key difference makes the sport very accessible for beginners, especially young children and seniors. While it is easy to get into the game, it can turn into a very fast-paced and competitive battle when experienced players are pitted against one another. All in all, what you have is a very fun game that everyone can enjoy.
Where to Play Pickleball
Pickleball has become very popular on St. Simons Island, largely because it fits in wonderfully with the lifestyle that comes with the island. If you’re wondering where to play pickleball here, don’t worry! You will find that this relaxed sport is perfect for the casual pace of life in St. Simons Island. There are many venues where you can enjoy a good game of pickleball regardless of your skill level! Epworth by the Sea is the premiere conference and retreat center on the island offering numerous courts for pickleball players. Mallery Park is another great example of a place that offers beautiful pickleball facilities just north of Pier Village. North Glynn Recreation Park is another place where you can get a good game. There are certainly more places where you can get your pickleball fix, as St. Simons is renowned for its love for the game!
This might be the first time you have heard of pickleball, but after your first experience with the sport, it is sure to not be your last. If you want to try something fun and different that is unique to this beautiful island, then you should learn how to play pickleball during your next visit to St. Simons Island.
Once you’re down working up a sweat on a court, be sure to unwind at your very own St Simon’s Island vacation rental. When you browse our full selection today, we are sure that you’ll find something to love. So book today!