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Pickleball Coming to Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
PUBLISHED: December 8, 2016 AUTHOR: Sundial Beach Resort & Spa



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Pickleball Coming to Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Sanibel, FL- December 7, 2016-Sundial Beach Resort & Spa announces the addition of twelve regulation Pickleball courts to its lineup of resort amenities and public offerings. The Plexicushion system courts will provide the area with state-of-the-art tournament-grade facilities in a beautiful, lake-front setting. Construction is underway with an anticipated early spring opening.

Pickleball was invented in 1965 as the result of family boredom and ingenuity and has enjoyed a rapidly growing burst of popularity. A combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis, it now claims the title of the “fastest growing sport in North America”. Suitable for all ages and skill levels, the sport is a game of shot placement rather than strength and may be played at a leisurely pace or highly competitive tournament level.

“We’re looking forward to bringing a quality, state-of-the-art pickleball facility to Southwest Florida” said Phillip Starling, Sundial’s general manager. “Not only will Sundial be the first area resort to offer onsite, stand-alone courts to guests, we’ll also be providing a resource for local and tournament play in our region.”

Erica Cossairt, Director of Tennis, will oversee Sundial’s pickleball program and league play. Lessons, round robins, and clinics for all ages will be available to both resort guests, residents and visitors. Introductory pickleball memberships will be offered to the public at $250 annually or a $5 guest fee per person per hour. Guests of the resort will enjoy complimentary access as part of Sundial’s activity package. In addition, the resort plans to host USA Pickleball Association Tournament play including competition for all levels and ages with its inaugural tournament planned for later in the year. For information on memberships and pickleball please contact pickleball@sundialresort.com or phone 239-395-6037.

About Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Located near Fort Myers on the barrier island of Sanibel off the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is a unique island destination with miles of world famous beaches. Voted Best Full Service Resort on the Islands for four years in a row, guests select from spacious, fully equipped condominium-style accommodations in various sizes, complete with kitchen, living room and dining area. Directly on site are four restaurants with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Resort-style amenities include six HydroGrid® tennis courts, multiple heated swimming pools, waterfront cabanas, organized activities, fitness center, Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique, Sanibel Sea School at Sundial, Bailey’s Marketplace and a nearby world-class golf course. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa features conference facilities with over 12,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor venue locations. The resort and its pristine beaches serve as a perennial favorite for Florida resort weddings. For additional information, call 239-472-4151 or visit sundialresort.com.

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