Pickleball, America’s fastest growing game, was created in the backyard of a Washington state politician just half a century ago. The sport has taken off since with pickleball courts popping up all over the country. A close relative to tennis, a pickleball court is approximately one-third the size of a tennis court. Opponents rally back and forth using a whiffle ball and fiberglass or graphite paddles. Thanks to the smaller court and use of a whiffle ball, pickleball moves at a slower pace and is typically much easier on joints.
Sign Up For Our Pickleball Tournament
Just in time to support goals for fitness and fun in 2022, Golden Village Palms RV Resort in San Jacinto Valley has tapped pickleball pros, Kyle & Casey McMakin, to head its popular pickleball program, including free clinics and round-robin tournaments with cash prizes. The resort’s inaugural championship season will run this January through May.
BROTHERS KYLE & CASEY MCMAKIN
Kyle & Casey McMakin are the Co-Directors at the Pickleball Training Center in San Diego. Former Division 1 tennis players, Kyle and Casey have been teaching tennis to all ages and levels since 2003. They are pickleball addicts and have won many tournaments at the 5 (expert) level. A 5.5 rated player, Kyle has won two Triple Crowns – winning the gold in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles at a single tournament.
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LEARN THE PICKLEBALL RULES & GET PLAYING!
Are you interested in trying out pickleball, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry, learning how to play pickleball is as easy as it is fun. And lucky for you, Golden Village Palms offers on-site pickleball lessons. Contact our front desk for more information at (866) 802-9570.
Before you serve up your first pickleball game, consider trying out a few different paddles. While all pickleball paddles are about the same size as a table tennis paddle, some are meant for power and others finesse. Once you find the paddle for you, join a game with friends! Golden Village Palms offers both open and structured pickleball play, and pickleball tournaments throughout the week.
For a complete list of official pickleball rules, visit the new USA Pickleball Association website: USAPA.org
When you become a pickleball player, you’ll be joining a fast-growing community. The USAPA estimates there are more than 100,000 active pickleball players in the U.S. In Canada, there are already thousands of players in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario. Currently, there are sanctioned USAPA pickleball tournaments around the country for players of all ages. FIND A TOURNAMENT.
Here on the Golden Village Palms pickleball courts, we hold our own tournaments. Learn more by speaking to our front desk staff.
PICKLEBALL COURTS IN HEMET CALIFORNIA
Golden Village Palms now offers four USA Pickleball Association certified pickleball courts!
PICKLEBALL COURTS SCHEDULE:
- Structured Play: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Open Play: Monday through Friday after 10 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to dusk