Upcoming Events:

 

Celebration Tournament – Saturday, January 14, 2023

Come join us!  We are doing it up right!

 

SPC Members Registration Fee – Food Bank Donation

 

 

Non-Members Registration Fee – $30.00

Please do not register before Dec. 1, 2022. 

Your registration will be removed if you are not

a current SPC Member at the time of registration.

  You will need to re-register as of Dec. 1, 2022

with the correct non-member fee of $30.00.

 

The Sarasota Pickleball Club is hosting a Celebration Tournament on Saturday, January 14th, 2023.  We are celebrating the accomplishment of our goal to obtain dedicated pickleball courts in Sarasota by hosting this tournament at the Pompano Trailhead location.  We look forward to you celebrating with us! 

SPC Members will have the first opportunity to register before it is open to non-members on December 1, 2022. 

 

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Special Tribute to Terry Wingate, former Pickleball Ambassador for Sarasota

As part of this tournament, we are also doing a tribute to Terry Wingate, who passed away on September 17 this year.  While we realize that many of our new SPC members may not have known Terry, there are many members and folks in the pickleball community, from early days to now, that did know and love him.

Terry was an early pioneer of growing pickleball in the Sarasota area.  He was a Pickleball Ambassador for Sarasota and encouraged so many folks to learn how to play pickleball.  Terry was instrumental in growing pickleball by supporting local endeavors, including introducing the program at the Church of the Palms.

Terry played in many tournaments, senior games, private groups, at Arlington Park, Colonial Oaks and other centers and communities, well before we had any dedicated courts here in Sarasota.  His infectious personality always made everyone smile, feel comfortable and just enjoy the sport of pickleball like he did.
The SPC is dedicating two of the courts at this tournament to the close pickleball friends of Terry that would have played with and against him at the higher levels throughout the years.  This is by special invitation.  We will be making a presentation at the start of the event in honor of Terry.  Part of this presentation will include making a donation to a charity selected by Terry’s family in honor of Terry.
We hope all of you will appreciate the efforts of Terry’s pickleball contribution throughout the years by helping us recognize him at our Celebration Tournament on Saturday, January 14th.   Terry’s health in the days since the Pompano courts opened in July, did not afford him the opportunity to come and play on these courts.
This is our small way, as the Sarasota Pickleball Club, to honor his legacy and contribution to Sarasota pickleball.   We know that he will be with us in spirit and would be so happy to see everyone, whether he knew you or not, all celebrating by playing in this tournament.   
 
We look forward to having you join us!  Don’t miss out on all the fun.  This is a round robin event for all levels.  Afterall, that is what pickleball is all about!

 

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Previous Events:

March 2022

Click here for photos and more.

 

 

The Sarasota Pickleball Club is pleased to announce that Sarasota now has 12 beautiful new dedicated pickleball courts as of July 8, 2022. 

                                    

 

Five plus long years of working with Sarasota County

has finally brought our envision to life!

Open Play on the courts at all times >>

Just drop in!

Join all the other pickleball folks in the area! 

The games are played first to 11, win by 2.

Paddle System

Just a reminder that there are two paddle boxes (one for each group of six courts).  When all the courts are occupied, these boxes will dictate which four players are up next as a court becomes empty.  You will need to put your paddles in the slots of the paddle box to ensure you get into the rotation to go on the court to play.

When the courts are all occupied, you will need to finish your game, come off the court, and put your paddles in the paddle box to fit into the rotation as players come on and off the court.  Those who have their paddles under the slider bar “Up Next” will be the next four players on the empty court.  

If the courts are not all full, you can play at your leisure with your own group and stay on the court you are on as long as you wish.  There is no obligation to join in with other groups unless you choose to, and you are not obligated to allow others to join your group unless you wish to.  You now have the best of both worlds!

 

Please be respectful of other groups and their level of play.  Please refrain from disrupting their group play expecting them to allow you to join in with them.  It is their choice, as it is yours, whether you wish to invite others to join in with your group.  It is not mandatory.

The Sarasota Pickleball Club is pleased to announce that Sarasota now has 12 beautiful new dedicated pickleball courts as of July 8, 2022. 

                                    

 

Five plus long years of working with Sarasota County

has finally brought our envision to life!

Open Play on the courts at all times >>

Just drop in!

Join all the other pickleball folks in the area! 

The games are played first to 11, win by 2.

Paddle System

Just a reminder that there are two paddle boxes (one for each group of six courts).  When all the courts are occupied, these boxes will dictate which four players are up next as a court becomes empty.  You will need to put your paddles in the slots of the paddle box to ensure you get into the rotation to go on the court to play.

When the courts are all occupied, you will need to finish your game, come off the court, and put your paddles in the paddle box to fit into the rotation as players come on and off the court.  Those who have their paddles under the slider bar “Up Next” will be the next four players on the empty court.  

If the courts are not all full, you can play at your leisure with your own group and stay on the court you are on as long as you wish.  There is no obligation to join in with other groups unless you choose to, and you are not obligated to allow others to join your group unless you wish to.  You now have the best of both worlds!

 

Please be respectful of other groups and their level of play.  Please refrain from disrupting their group play expecting them to allow you to join in with them.  It is their choice, as it is yours, whether you wish to invite others to join in with your group.  It is not mandatory.

 

 

April 2021 – Double Trouble Tournament

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For the Love of Pickleball

February 20, 2021

The Sarasota Pickleball Club hosted it’s very first

Round Robin Tournament!

It was a huge success!

 

Click below for photos 

 

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