For many Southwest Florida residents, pickleball has quickly become one of their favorite hobbies. This paddleball-like sport combines badminton with tennis and offers players a fun, cooperative and outdoor workout for people of all ages and skills to enjoy. If you’re looking for a new place to call home in Southwest Florida, here are five reasons you should choose a community with a pickleball court.
Pickleball is a great sport for overall fitness. The activity exercises all major muscle groups as well as providing an extremely well-rounded cardio workout. Due to the size of the court, players can enjoy the same health benefits from tennis but on a smaller scale. (Pickleball courts are 1/3rd the size of a standard tennis court.) Meaning, you don’t have to be a “gym-rat” to reap the benefits of a good workout when playing pickleball.
Play at all levels
Not only can everyone experience a good workout by playing pickleball, but anyone can play regardless of their skill level. One of the main reasons this sport has taken off, is because it can be enjoyed by anyone from beginners to those who enjoy a professional competitive atmosphere. The strain and force needed to play are quite “knee-friendly” and it doesn’t require overexerting yourself every time you compete. This makes it the perfect addition to everything from retirement communities to college campuses.
Pickleball offers enthusiasts a unique social aspect to the Florida lifestyle, quite simply because you can’t play alone. Many communities meet, gather and schedule a time to play with others around the area. This way, even if you are moving from a different state, you can make Florida friends all while getting in a great workout.
If you’ve been near or have watched a pickleball game, you know that the competitive spirit evident just by listening to the players. Whether it’s a singles pickup match or a doubles tournament, many people enjoy competition on the pickleball court. In many Southwest Florida communities, residents can sign up for tournaments, charity events or scheduled pickup games so that they can “leave it all on the court.”
The final reason that you should look for a community with a pickleball court is that pickleball is known as the “fastest-growing sport in America.” According to the Columbia Association, a health and fitness blog, the sport has gained over 2 million active players, or “picklers” in the past five years. Chances are, if your community has a pickleball court, it won’t go unused.
Omega Bonita Bay
Omega is the newest edition to the Bonita Bay community in Bonita Springs, Florida. This luxurious high-rise offers residents picturesque views of Estero Bay and is just minutes away from the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Priced from $3 million to over $6 million, this luxurious high-rise is now under construction.
Omega Bonita Bay is fashioned with resort-style amenities making it the perfect retreat for a high-end buyer. With amenities such as a movie theater, social room, fitness center, resort-style pool and, of course, state-of-the-art pickleball courts.
If you’re looking to spend your days playing pickleball in the most prestigious project in Southwest Florida, visit omegabonitabay.com or contact the sales center at 239-301-4940.