Best Tennis and Pickleball

Get your rackets ready. Tennis or pickleball anyone? These communities have either tennis or pickleball facilities for friendly matches or competitive tournaments for club members. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport among those aged 50+.

Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards



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Best Tennis and Pickleball | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Keowee Key

Keowee Key

Salem, South Carolina — Framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by 15 miles of pristine Lake Keowee shoreline, Keowee Key is in love with the courts! With over 200 members in each of the tennis and Pickleball clubs, residents are on the courts day and night, honing their game. Facilities include 14 tennis courts - 8 clay, 2 synthetic grass and 4 hard courts, along with 4 state-of the art Pickleball courts. These clubs present social events, tournament and competitions as well as professional development clinics. Weekly player development sessions include a ball machine. Our two Pros are both tennis and Pickleball certified.

Best Tennis and Pickleball | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Brunswick Forest

Brunswick Forest

Leland, North Carolina — Grab your racquet and a friend and head to the courts at the Brunswick Forest Fitness & Wellness Center or Cape Fear National® for some action. With several hard surface tennis and Pickleball courts, you will find either game a perfect match. If you’ve never played Pickleball, this is a friendly sport that’s a mix between tennis, badminton and Ping-Pong. Join one of the established groups, gather a group of friends, or swing into the Brunswick Forest Fitness & Wellness Center of Cape Fear National® courts for daily drop-in tennis or Pickleball.

Best Tennis and Pickleball | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | hot springs village

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas — Started in 1970, Hot Springs Village spans 26,000 acres of Arkansas’ Ouachita Mountains and is home to 12 lakes, 9 championship golf courses, lush forests and world class recreation of every kind. A 45-minute drive from Little Rock will transport you to a world of unlimited outdoor adventure and natural splendor inside the largest gated community in the United States. The Village’s Coronado Tennis Center is a 13-court complex, 10 clay and 3 hard, with a USPTA Elite Tennis Professional, a lounge and a pavilion. Hot Springs Village has more than 300 pickleball members, and expansion plans are under way for the community’s 8 lighted courts.

Best Tennis and Pickleball | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | sun city texas

Sun City Texas

Georgetown, Texas— Del Webb, the nation’s leader in active lifestyle communities, is combining innovative home designs with social and recreation options that have earned Sun City Texas the honor of the nation’s #2 55+ Community in 2016. Del Webb is drawing couples and singles to this award-winning golf community near Austin and its 10 fresh and open floor plans. Three fairway home collections offer single-story designs extending up to 2,806 sq. ft. Owners, their families and guests can enjoy three world-class golf courses, joined by a resort-style pool, a pair of fitness centers and outdoor sports fields.

Best Tennis and Pickleball | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | tellico village

Tellico Village

Loudon, TN—Nestled in the Tennessee foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tellico Village comprises over 5,000 acres along Tellico Lake. It has become one of the premier master planned active adult retirement communities in the southeast. Its three private top ranked championship golf courses offer outstanding play. Tellico Lake provides a pristine resource for boating, fishing, swimming, and waterfront living. At Tellico Village pickleball is the fastest growing sport with over 500 members. With 8 light pickleball courts members play 7 days a week. This active group offers beginner classes and competitive play as well.

Best Tennis and Pickleball | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | daniel island

Daniel Island

Charleston, South Carolina — Surely Daniel Island is one of the reasons that Charleston was named “America’s Best Tennis Town” by the USTA in 2015. Part of the City of Charleston, the island is home of the Volvo Car Open, a WTA tournament that brings the world’s top women players to the island’s Family Circle Tennis Center each spring. With 16 courts and a stadium court that seats 10,000, the facility also offers comprehensive instruction and competitive programs for all ages and skill levels. The island is also home to the Daniel Island Club’s private tennis offerings, including 11 courts and extensive recreational and competitive tennis programming.

Best Tennis and Pickleball | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | brio


Washington, Utah—Brio is an exiting new resort-style community in the spectacularly beautiful highlands of southern Utah with its Big Five national parks. Popular on-site recreations at Brio include indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center and hiking trails. And just a short walk from the community center, conveniently located beside the kids’ playground, is the tennis center with its shaded pavilion for watching competitive matches and exhibitions. Also included are eight pickleball courts for one of the fastest-growing racquet sports in the country.

Best Tennis and Pickleball | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | k hov four season beaumont

K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Beaumont

Beaumont, California — K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Beaumont, located in Beaumont, CA, is true resort-style living. The upscale community is an ideal place to meet new friends, create new relationships, join new clubs and learn new hobbies and activities. The Lodge clubhouse features a restaurant, ballroom, fitness center and movie theater, as well as tennis and pickleball courts. The latter are among residents’ favorite activities, and the community’s clubs are always pleased to welcome new owners. Outdoors is a lovely patio with fireplace, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts and a pool and spa—plus miles of nature trails that meander throughout the community.

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