Beach Tennis and Pickleball in Puerto Rico
If “have racquet, will travel” is your mantra, there’s a Beach Tennis or Pickleball court in Puerto Rico just waiting for you. There’s plenty of classes for all levels from beginners to advanced, courts for rent and even tournaments with cash prizes. We’ve put together a few options to get you on the court in no time.
On the Beach Tennis
What began at an Italian resort in the 70’s is now one of the most popular racket sports on the planet. Puerto Rico is no exception to the Beach Tennis phenomena. Currently there are a number of informal and formal options for playing in Puerto Rico. You can choose from tournaments in dedicated facilities with cash prizes to bring your own net type recreational areas on the beach. Best of all, after a heavy match, a refreshing plunge is usually just a few steps away. Popular metro area beaches are Ocean Park and the Balneario de Carolina where you can take lessons or arrange for a game.
Here’s a list of options. Some are tennis centers with sand courts others are right on the beach.
Beach tennis on the beach options
- Tennis Playero- Carolina 787 240 7090
- Isla Verde Beach Tennis Club
- Beach Tennis Puerto Rico 787 639 3059
- La Guancha- first come first served courts- bring your own net
- Camuy Beach Tennis Club
Beach Tennis Club options
Whether you believe the name came from Pickles, the creator’s dog or from the unpicked rowers in practice sessions who ended up together on the “pickle boat”, the reality is that this phenomenon is also a fast growing sport in Puerto Rico. Right now there are over 30 courts available in neighborhoods, sports centers and even seasonally in the Mall of San Juan, (look for Pickleball at the Mall). Most major tennis centers around the Island have courts available for rent and offer classes.
The best source of info is the Puerto Rico Pickleball Association that organizes tournaments and more. A lot of the Pickleball Centers can be found on social media.