Antigua and Barbuda: A Caribbean Pickleball Haven!

Pickleball at The Verandah, Antigua

Jesson & Co / MNI Alive

Release Date

Tuesday, February 27, 2024


Did someone say pickleball? Because count us in! Gaining popularity across North America, we highly recommend picking up the paddle when you visit Antigua and Barbuda. With the warm sun shining down and the gentle Caribbean breeze on your face, rally the ball back and forth for a slamming good time. Pickleball is a thrilling, accessible sport that empowers players of all ages to get active and meet new friends - and this is especially true in the idyllic tropical environs of Antigua and Barbuda.

So, if you are ready to participate in your first “slamboree” and start “pickling” your opponents on the inviting sands of Antigua and Barbuda, we invite you to keep reading for three of the best places on the islands to ace your serve: 

Pineapple Beach Club: Boasting six pickleball courts, all-inclusive play, and the option to partake in a game of tennis while you wait, this club harbours top amenities before and after your game. With rental equipment readily available upon request, Pineapple Beach Club is an excellent setting to learn the game, with crystal-blue Caribbean waters and white-sand beaches in the background. Happily open seven days a week; practice whenever you please and become a pro at Pineapple Beach Club, where your ultimate pickleball experience awaits. 

Pickleball Enthusiasts at The Verandah

Pickleball Enthusiasts at The Verandah - photo courtesy of Elite Island Resorts


Verandah Resort and Spa: Ready to rally and serve? Immerse yourself in racket revelry at The Verandah Resort and Spa. Located in Long Bay, Willikies, this waterfront resort hosts four state-of-the-art pickleball courts open seven days a week. Shelter yourself from the sun on hot days with covered shade, or keep yourself entertained while you wait with table tennis. Where leisure and escape come together, complement your experience with a stimulating game of pickleball.

St. James Club: Tucked away on a 100-acre peninsula along the coast of Antigua, master the game of pickleball or learn the fundamentals on their three well-kept pickleball courts. Catering to all levels of players and skill sets, prepare for unmatched elegance when hitting the ball back and forth with friends or loved ones. St. James Club has set a standard for top leisure and luxurious amenities for many years, so get ready to serve, sip, and play. 

With azure waters and lush tropical vistas in the background, Antigua and Barbuda boasts top-tier courts catering to beginners and enthusiasts alike. Spread across the island, you can uncover cutting-edge courts that flawlessly suit any sports preferences. Whether you’re competing for bragging rights or just looking to play casually, prepare to rally with some Caribbean pickleball against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery. 

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