Bonita Springs Florida Pickleball – Check Out Bonita Bay and the YMCA

Bonita Springs has a variety of facilities to play Pickleball ranging from members and guests of Bonita Bay to the Bonita Springs YMCA which has partnered with Simone Jardin and Chad Edwards from Peak Performance Pickleball Academy. Bonita Bay is one of five places to play Pickleball in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Bonita Bay

Bonita Bay is a private community where owners and guests can play Pickleball on four courts. The courts are located at the Riverwalk Park Courts and are open 7 days per week for Pickleball and tennis. The program caters to all levels so you can find a game whether a beginner, intermediate or advanced player.

The address is 27650 Riverwalk Way, Bonita Springs, FL 34134.

Stop by Riverwalk Park to fill out a membership and liability waiver form. You can also pay your dues. After doing that and determining your skill level, you will be provided with a schedule of play that fits your rating.

Bonita Bay has a strict policy of when guests can play. The times vary on whether the guest is a “day” or “overnight” guest. Either type of guest can play during open play hours which are available each day and all day Sunday. Overnight guest have additional times when they can play depending on the time of the year. Renters can join the Pickleball Club and have privileges similar to owners.

Note that there is no Pickleball play before 8 a.m.

Bonita Springs YMCA

The YMCA has eight dedicated Pickleball courts and has a variety of programs ranging from beginning to advanced play. Beginning Clinics are offered Tuesdays and Intermediate clinics are scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $40 for a four-week session. Instruction is provided by Holly Bacon who is IPTPA and PPR Certified.  Click here to sign up to be notified of clinics.

Other options at the Bonita Springs YMCA are provided through Peak Performance Pickleball Academy. Instructors include well-know pros such as Simone Jardim, Chad Edwards, and Phil Metz. Through the academy lessons, leagues, destination clinics, and tournaments are offered. The next three-day clinic is February 8-10, 2019 and costs $400. The instructor to student ratio is 8:1 and there is a maximum of 24 students per session.

The YMCA through Peak Performance Pickleball Academy also hosts two tournaments per year. The next one is February 20-24, 2019.

The YMCA is located at 27200 Kent Rd , East Terry Bonita Springs, FL 34135.

Pelican Landing Community Center

Like Bonita Bay, Pelican Land has pickleball courts but they are for residents and their guests only. Be sure to check the schedule for the six courts to see when guests can play as it is only during certain times. Pelican Landing does have a variety of leagues, round robins, tournaments, and open play.

Pelican Landing Community Center is located at 24501 Walden Center Drive Bonita Springs, FL 34134.

Imperial Bonita Estates

Imperial Bonita Estates is a mobile home park and recreational vehicle resort in Bonita Springs for 55+. Residents and their guests can play on the courts.

Imperial Bonita Estates courts are located at 27700 Bourbonniere Dr, Dean St. Bonita Springs, FL.

Valencia Bonita

This is a new 55+ community with numerous amenities to be built including eight pickleball courts.

Summary

Bonita Springs has great Pickleball options especially at the YMCA.  Check out the video on Pickleball in the area.

Besides the five locations to play Pickleball in Bonita Springs, Florida be sure to check out nearby Naples as it is a hot bed of Pickleball activity. Numerous people have suggested to me that it is “the” place to play

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