When I first wrote about Pickleball in The Villages around 2009, it only had a handful of pickleball courts and at the time it was one of the only 55+ communities in Florida with pickleball courts.
My how times have changed!
Back then, just as the sport started to get popular, some communities converted a few of their existing tennis courts into makeshift pickleball courts, but today having pickleball courts as an amenity in your Florida 55+ community is a prerequisite.
Here's a list of Florida 55+ communities with pickleball courts, and (if available) how many they have:
The Villages – 229 pickleball courts (As of April 2022…more on the way!)
Most people think of The Villages first and foremost (pun intended) as a golf community, and that makes sense as there are over 700 holes of golf. But pickleball is clearly not far behind!
Valencia at Riverland (Port St. Lucie) – 37 pickleball courts
In addition, Riverland’s Sports & Racquet Club has 10 tennis, 8 bocce outdoor courts, and has already served as the host of the PPA Tour’s Riverland Pickleball Open.
On Top of the World (Ocala) – 29 pickleball courts
On Top of the World currently has a very popular pickleball resident club that plays regularly and holds an annual tournament every year. The club meets 7 days a week at 8:00 am, with each day being a different level play. Saturday mornings are reserved for teaching new players the sport. Sunday is open to all players. The club is actively working to expand play with other communities.
Cresswind at PGA Village Verano (Port St. Lucie) – 27 pickleball courts*
Technically, the clubhouse at Cresswind PGA Village Verano does not have any pickleball courts, but PGA Village Verano itself has a 27 court facility that has hosted the World Pickleball Open.
Solivita (Kissimmee) – 17 pickleball courts
Del Webb Stone Creek (Ocala) – 16 pickleball courts (8 current + 8 more on the way)
Del Webb Naples – 12 pickleball courts
Valencia Grand (Boynton Beach) – 11 pickleball courts (7 outdoor, 4 indoor)
Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – 9 pickleball courts
Latitude Margaritaville Watersound – 9 pickleball courts (Projected to open Spring 2023)
Valencia Del Sol (Tampa) – 8 pickleball courts
Valencia Trails (Naples) – 8 pickleball courts
Villages of Citrus Hills – 8 pickleball courts
Cresswind at Lakewood Ranch – 8 pickleball courts
Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake – 8 pickleball courts
Del Webb Lakewood Ranch – 8 pickleball courts
Del Webb Oak Creek (Fort Myers) – 8 pickleball courts
Del Webb Tradition – 8 pickleball courts
Harmony Reserve (Vero Beach) – 8 pickleball courts
Lakes of Mt. Dora – 8 pickleball courts
Stonecrest (Ocala) – 8 pickleball courts
Del Webb Sunbridge (St. Cloud) – 7 pickleball courts
Del Webb Bexley (Tampa area) – 6 pickleball courts
Regency at Avenir (Palm Beach Gardens) – 6 pickleball courts
Reverie at Trailmark (St. Augustine) – 6 pickleball courts
Southshore Bay (Tampa Area) – 6 pickleball courts
Avalon Trails (Delray Beach) – 4 pickleball courts
Bridgewater at Viera (Melbourne) – 4 pickleball courts
Cascades at River Hall (Fort Myers Area) – 4 pickleball courts
Del Webb BayView (Bradenton Area) – 4 pickleball courts
Del Webb Nocatee (Jacksonville area) – 4 pickleball courts
Del Webb Wildlight (Amelia Island Area) – 4 pickleball courts
Four Seasons at Orlando – 4 pickleball courts
Palms at Serenoa (Clermont) – 4 pickleball courts
Parkland Preserve (St. Augustine) – 4 pickleball courts
Twin Lakes (St. Cloud) 4 pickleball courts
Del Webb eTown (Jacksonville) – 3 pickleball courts
Four Seasons at Parkland – 3 pickleball courts
Cascades at Southern Hills (Brooksville) – 2 pickleball courts
Lakes at Harmony – 2 pickleball courts
Gatherings at Lake Nona – 1 pickleball court
The following communities list pickleball courts as an amenity on their websites, but don't specify how many courts they have:
Covered Bridge (Lake Placid)
Cypress Falls at the Woodlands (North Port)
Del Webb Oasis (Winter Garden/Orlando Area) – Amenity center not built yet
Del Webb Viera (Melbourne) – Amenity center not built yet
JB Ranch (Ocala)
Mirada (Tampa Area)
Stillwater (St. Johns)
Summer Bay at Grand Oaks (St. Augustine)
Tohoqua Reserve (Kissimmee)
Veranda Preserve (Port St. Lucie)
James Abbott says
What must communities do to build pickleball courts in the community? I heard that the residents need to vote on capital improvements.
Greg Klar says
Three new pickleball courts at Village Walk in North Naples! Opened in September, 2022
David Stein says
You forgot other Valencias in Palm Beach County. Example Valencia Reserve with 5 pickleball courts.
Henry Land says
Cascades, Port St. Lucie. Two courts
Jim Pevitts says
Pelican Preserve just added 6 new courts to give them 12.