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Pickleball on Sanibel Island

If you’re not into sports, think again. Pickleball has arrived at Pelicans Roost, home to the only lighted Pickleball court on Sanibel Island.

Practice your swing just steps from the shell-strewn sands of Sanibel Island. As the newest amenity to our valued guests. Officially listed by the USA Pickleball Association, our two Pickleball courts are the ultimate beach destination for Pickleball enthusiasts!

Touted by NBC News as the fastest-growing sport in the country, Pickleball is a unique blend of tennis, and badminton played on a badminton size court in teams of two or more. Considered a low-impact activity, Pickleball is the perfect way for guests of all ages to enjoy time outside while staying active.

Never heard of Pickleball? Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis (ping-pong). Truly fun for the entire family or group of friends, 2-4 players can play at a time in teams. Players use solid paddles made of to the ball, similar to a whiffle ball, over a net.

Now how do you earn points you may ask. Well, points are scored only on the serve; the receiving side cannot score a point. At the start of the game, the player on the right serves to the diagonally opposite court. If a point is scored, the server moves to the left side and serves to the diagonally opposite court.

If you need assistance navigating the world of Pickleball, or would like to use the complimentary Pickleball equipment we’re pleased to provide you, please contact our front desk staff. You’ll be out on the court in no time!

Compared to other Pickleball courts on Sanibel, you don’t need to worry about missing the sunset to get the last game of the day in. Our lighted courts are open after sunset to provide you with the most dynamic Pickleball experience on Sanibel Island.

From beachside fun to the brand new Pickleball courts, there is always something to do at Pelican’s Roost!

To book your next stay with us right here on the shell-lined sands of Sanibel Island, visit www. or call us directly at 1-877-757-6678.

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