Pickleball is a sport combining the skills of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Although it was first invented in the 1960s as a children’s game, many adults today now enjoy playing pickleball as a lively racket game, suitable for all ages and skill sets.
Pickleball is a popular and growing sport in the Cayman Islands. There are plenty of opportunities to play regularly or improve your game with coaching and lessons are available for all ages and abilities in Cayman.
For the uninitiated, Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and plastic ball with holes. It's suitable players of all ages and skill levels. The rules for pickleball are simple, making it a great introductory sport. It can also be quite the challenging, fast-paced, and competitive game when people become more experienced at playing.
If you are looking for an active social activity in Cayman, then check out any of the Pickleball operators below.
Cayman Pickleball & Tennis Academy
This friendly and sociable academy offers four floodlight pickleball courts. They also provide coaching for adults and kids, as well as pickleball leagues and clinics. Call (345) 547 6257 or visit their website.
The Courts Tennis Centre
Enjoy a private Pickleball lesson or a group clinic for two or more guests at The Courts at The Ritz-Carlton. All abilities welcome. The focus can be tailored to your own ability level and needs. For more information, call (345) 323 0049.
You can also book pickleball courts at The Grand Caymanian Resort (Tel: (345) 949 3100), the Camana Bay Sports Complex (Tel: (345) 640 2878) and the Cayman Islands Tennis Club (www.tennis.ky).
A new facility by Pickleball Cayman (www.pickleball.ky) is also being built near the airport and will initially feature 12 shaded, floodlit pickleball courts, a restaurant and bar, a children’s playground and garden area. It is due to open mid 2023.