Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta has upped the ante on an already amazing vacation experience by adding outdoor pickleball courts to their extensive list of resort activities. The new pickleball courts are a fun way to add outdoor excitement and friendly competition to your family vacation ideas and it is easily one of the best new things to do in Puerto Vallarta.
With the growing popularity of the pickleball game, which is played in more than 60 countries around the world, guests are sure to have even more of an amazing time at the family friendly resort.
Pickleball is currently one of the fastest growing sports in North America with more than 4.2 million people playing it in the U.S. alone. Across the continent, families, friends, and couples are grabbing paddles to join in on a pickleball game at private courts, country clubs, and resorts where it’s available, and new pickleball courts are popping up all the time. Whether you’re opting for singles or doubles, playing on indoor or outdoor pickleball courts, it is a great way to spend an afternoon with the ones you love.
The sport combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong into one extremely fun activity that people of almost any age can play. Using a modified tennis net on a badminton court, between 2 to 4 players hit a plastic wiffle-like ball back and forth using a paddle that is somewhere between a tennis racket and a ping pong paddle in size. Playing pickleball requires you to learn a few easy rules:
Keep the ball inbounds, an area defined by the white lines on the court, or else you’ll lose your serve and have to give the ball back to your opponent(s).
Allow the ball to bounce once and only once before lobbing it back to your opponent(s).
All serves must be done using an underhand technique at the baseline, with at least one foot out of bounds. Players should serve diagonally to the other side of the court.
Your serve cannot land in the non-volley zone, which is the rectangular box nearest to the net on each side of the court.
A traditional pickleball game is won by the individual or team that reaches 11 points first with at least a 2 point lead. Variations go to 15 or 21 points.
If you’re looking for fun family vacation ideas or new things to do in Puerto Vallarta, playing pickleball is a great option. The outdoor pickleball courts provide an entertaining choice that is different from most of the activities you’d expect to find on your beach vacation. While splashing around listening to the poolside DJ, dining on authentic cuisine, or dancing the night away at a Mexican Fiesta, are also great ways to spend your time at Villa del Palmar, pickleball is perfect for staying active, outdoors, and entertained.
Whether you’ve played before or are just looking to add something new to your daily routine, you and your companions are sure to have a great time.
The family-friendly hotel has a host of resort activities to keep guests of all ages entertained throughout their stay, including poolside fun, classes that help you delve into the cuisine and culture of Mexico, games on the beach, non-motorized water sports, a Kids’ Club, luxury spa services, and so much more.