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Boca Raton’s Pickleball Craze: Your Ultimate Guide to Joining the Fun!

Discovering the Buzz

In the sun-drenched city of Boca Raton, I’ve discovered a new passion: pickleball! This lively sport, blending elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis, has quickly become a local craze. It’s the perfect mix of fun, social interaction, and physical activity for all ages.

As a Realtor, I realized I was sitting at my computer and simply not moving enough daily…something many entrepreneurs deal with.

I am also an empty nester and in the 60th chapter of my life…it is important according to The Blue Zones Secrets To Living Longer to move, to eat better and healthier, and have community to live a longer and healthier life. So I decided to change that stat!

Thus, after some research, I decided that pickleball might just be perfect for me. So stay tuned and join me on my pickleball journey as I take my first swings and learn the ropes of this engaging sport.

Ready to dive in too, or thinking about it? Let’s dive into this fun-filled adventure together! DM me on Instagram if you are new too or ready to learn!

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Prime Locations: Beaches and Parks District

Courtesy of Patch Reef Park

Boca Raton’s beaches and parks are the hubs of its thriving pickleball community. The Boca Raton Beach and Parks District offers numerous courts, some with breathtaking ocean views. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, these parks welcome everyone:

Additional locations to take lessons and play pickleball in the area:

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Joining Pickleball Groups

One of the best ways to dive into Boca Raton’s pickleball scene is by joining a group. These groups range from casual gatherings to more structured clubs. They’re a fantastic way to learn, play, and socialize:

  • Boca Raton Pickleball Club: Offers organized games, events, and tournaments.
  • Groups: Sites like Meetup.com list local pickleball meet-ups for various skill levels.
  • Community Center Leagues: Check with local community centers for league information.

Events, Tournaments, and Socials

The city buzzes with regular tournaments, socials, and league play, making it easy to immerse yourself in the community. These events are great for making friends, improving your game, and enjoying the sport’s social aspect.

Click here for the 2024 Boca Raton Masters Pickleball Tournament details!

Getting Started: Classes and Equipment

For beginners, Boca Raton offers a plethora of classes taught by experienced instructors. Equipment-wise, pickleball requires a paddle and balls, available for rent or purchase at local sports stores, niche companies or Amazon.

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Embrace the Pickleball Lifestyle!

Boca Raton’s pickleball craze is a blend of sport, community, and fun under the Florida sun. Grab a paddle, join a group, and be part of this growing phenomenon. It’s a fantastic way to stay active, meet new people, and enjoy a lively and engaging hobby!

Michele Bellisari

About Michele Bellisari

Michele is a South Florida Realtor, based in Boca Raton, Florida, serving surrounding cities, and the founder of #Soooboca Lifestyle and Media.


If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in Boca Raton and any of the surrounding cities let her help you out! Thinking of purchasing a vacation home?

Michele blogs, vlogs, posts and shares all things Boca Raton, South Florida & Beyond from events, people, food, travel, home decor, fashion, beauty and real estate!


You can find more at www.soooboca.com and on all the socials @soooboca. Information in this post should be verified with your accountant, attorney and or financial planner as well as the state of Florida.


Information in posts should be verified independently. Information deemed reliable, not guaranteed.

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