Sarasota and Area Pickleball - Outdoor

Sarasota Outdoor Pickleball

The SPC was formed in 2016 for the sole purpose at that time of lobbying City and County government bodies to provide outdoor dedicated pickleball courts to the playing community in the northern part of Sarasota County. This committee met with County Commissioners, Parks and Recreation personnel, made multiple presentations to advisory groups to both the City and the County and in general made pests of ourselves. However, the effort paid off.

 

We have worked successfully with the County to obtain six dedicated outdoor courts at Longwood Run Park and 12 courts at Pompano Ave. (adjacent to the Fair Grounds). Both were projected to be available in the first half of 2021, however, the County has delayed the Longwood Run due to tendering issues.  The Pompano site is presently under construction and due to be completed in the Spring 2022, also delayed from the original projected date.
There are several Sarasota County tennis court locations that have added lines for pickleball play. 
Please note that players may need to supply their own nets when playing on some of these outdoor courts. Note the * below on each line.  

Outdoor Courts:

  • By-Pass Park/Foxworthy Campus (eight total, six dedicated and two shared)

  • Colonial Oaks Park (two*) – see below

  • Englewood Sports Complex (twelve)

  • Fruitville Park (four*)

  • Hecksher Park (two*)

  • Laurel Park (four*)

  • Longwood Park (one)

  • Newtown Estates Park (four*)

  • Nokomis Community Park (four*)

  • Pinebrook/Wellfield Park (two)

  • Siesta Beach (four*)

  • Twin Lakes Park (four*)

  • Woodmere Park (four*)

  • Youth Athletic Complex (one)

*Bring your own net

Check the Sarasota County link below for more information: 

VISIT WEBSITE

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OUTDOOR DROP IN PICKLEBALL

Sarasota – Colonial Oaks Park

Colonial Oaks Park Pickleball- Drop In Group

Level of Play:  Advertised by the group as Intermediate/Advanced 
7 Days a week
8:00 a.m. – till last game ends 

 

Other  Drop In Locations:

(Usual start time is by 8 am and can be up to 4 hours.)

 

Longboat Key – Bayfront Park

Venice – Foxworthy/By-Pass Park, 110 Gulf Coast Blvd.

Bradenton – G. T. Bray Park,  5502 – 33rd Ave., 941.742.5923

Englewood – Englewood Sports Complex, 1300 River Rd. 941.861.1980