If you’re searching for a new activity to try when visiting the Daytona Beach area on vacation, Pictona at Holly Hill might have the sport for you with pickleball.
Pickleball, America’s fastest growing sport, is a game like tennis, badminton and ping pong in which players use paddles to hit a plastic ball over the net. Pickleball attracts competitors of all ages and skill levels and is a great outlet for exercise.
Founded in Bainbridge Island, Washington in 1965, pickleball, according to a YouGov/Association of Pickle Professionals Poll, has been played at least once by 14 percent of American adults in the last year, with more than three percent playing at more than 8 times over that period.
Even some of the greatest athletes in the world have gotten involved in the sport. NBA stars LeBron James, Draymond Green and Kevin Love, as well as Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, have purchased ownership stakes in expansion teams in Major League Pickleball.
Pictona at Holly Hill is a premier pickleball facility that opened in 2020 with 24 courts – eight of them covered with “skybox” viewing – restaurant, clubhouse and more. The facility, which currently hosts national and international competitions, recently expanded to double the number of courts to 49 (16 of them covered) and add a championship 1,200-seat stadium and a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse. The $5-million project has made Pictona the largest pickleball facility on the East Coast of Florida.
After a game of pickleball, make sure to swing by The Kitchen, which offers post-match food and drink. Club members can enjoy numerous other activities including table tennis, cornhole, shuffleboard, croquet, bocce ball and horseshoes.
Day passes are available for guests to experience world-class pickleball during their stay in the Daytona Beach area.