Pickleball comes to Walt Disney World Resort hotels

Apr 25, 2023 in "Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort"

Tennis, Basketball and Pickleball courts at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
Posted: Tuesday April 25, 2023 11:50am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Pickleball is now available at several Walt Disney World recreational tennis courts.

One of the fastest growing sports in the U.S.A. (according to USA Pickleball), Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong and is played on a court similar to tennis. The sport uses a solid paddle, plastic perforated balls, and can be played by 2 or 4 players.

Disney has added Pickleball lines to resort tennis courts, allowing both games to be played.

Current locations offering Pickleball include Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village, and Disney's Old Key West Resort.

Each location will offer complimentary equipment for players, so there is no need to pack your own.

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Goofnut1980Oct 23, 2023

I am tired reading that already!... hahahaha

LilofanOct 19, 2023

And paper thin walls, good point.

Smiley/OCDOct 19, 2023

So are kids running and screaming in the resort and stomping their feet in the room above you…

surfsupdonOct 19, 2023

Quiet hours at Resorts are always in effect. Our group stopped playing by 10p each night at Yacht. It was fun tho- many other Guests sat out on their balconies and watched the games. It was a fun little community.

Smiley/OCDOct 18, 2023

The holes on the balls are Mickey shaped…

LilofanOct 18, 2023

Before, during and after regarding picketball matches , I hope there are liquid refreshments alcoholic included nearby for needed hydration .

DrdcmOct 18, 2023

Yes! As a matter of fact. My sources tell me that if you look at WDW property with an infrared camera approximately 220 miles the air to the south east. You still see dotted lines from all the courts that will magically coalesce into a hidden Mickey… ok I’ll stop now. Thanks for humoring me. FWIW, I’m glad they’re doing this. Should be a nice thing to do during some downtime

LilofanOct 18, 2023

Are there going to be Hidden Mickeys to look for in the newly built courts?

Club CooloholicOct 18, 2023

Or more physical ping pong!

DrdcmOct 18, 2023

I heard a rumor that the paint was going to be made of fossilized dinosaur tears, needs a specialized crew to work with… and they aren’t cheap

LilofanOct 18, 2023

It won't be the cast member painting crew . It will probably be outsourced to a third party team.

DisneyCaneOct 18, 2023

It's very high end paint they are using for those lines. It also costs extra for them to be perfectly straight!

Coaster LoverOct 18, 2023

LilofanOct 18, 2023

There better be quite hours so vacationers like myself can sleep. Picketball noise is very distinct.