WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
We are striving to get our youth off video games and smart phones, while addressing the youth obesity problem with real solutions. Our youth program is targeted to Elementary, Middle & High Schools aged youth in Sarasota & Manatee counties. We encourage them to incorporate pickleball in their athletic programs during and after school. Since funding is always an issue, we donate a tailored kit filled with paddles, balls and nets. We even Train the Trainer – providing the athletic director instruction in game rules and how to train their students.
Studies show that people feel happier and are healthier after exercising.
The game can be played in a wheelchair or with limited mobility. We provide court time and equipment to veterans, particularly those individuals with catastrophic disabilities resulting from their service to our country.