All Inclusive Resorts with Pickleball Courts in Playa del Carmen

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January 26, 2024
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Looking for all inclusive resorts with pickleball courts?

We are excited to announce the addition of brand new pickleball courts at Sandos Playacar and Sandos Caracol. These state-of-the-art facilities have been designed to offer the best in both comfort and playability, perfectly complementing the luxurious amenities of our resorts. Whether you are a seasoned pickleball enthusiast or new to the game, our courts are ready to provide an exceptional playing experience in the stunning settings of our world-class resorts.



All Inclusive Resorts Featuring Pickleball Courts

Pickleball, the rapidly ascending sport in the USA, is more than just a game; it's a cultural wave combining aspects of paddle sports, court games, and net sports. This enticing blend of tennis, table tennis, and badminton is now showcased at two eminent resorts: Sandos Playacar and Sandos Caracol. These premium destinations have adopted the essence of pickleball, flawlessly merging it with their opulent resort and spa offerings.

Pickleball's Emergence at All Inclusive Resorts

Pickleball, a fusion of tennis, table tennis, and badminton, is played using wiffle balls on a smaller-than-tennis but equally captivating court. Resorts are rapidly incorporating this trend, presenting both indoor and outdoor pickleball facilities. Catering to both singles and doubles play, enthusiasts will find ample opportunities to engage in the sport.

What is Pickleball?

Gaining immense popularity in the United States and elsewhere, pickleball is an invigorating sport amalgamating tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It's played on a court akin to badminton, with a modified tennis net, using paddles and a perforated plastic ball. The sport appeals to a broad demographic, offering a fun and inclusive experience for various skill levels.


How to Play Pickleball

Pickleball, a blend of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, stands out for its ease and enjoyment. The game's straightforward rules and equipment make it accessible to novices, while still providing depth for seasoned players.

Equipment and Court Specifications:

  • Paddles: Smaller than tennis rackets but larger than table tennis paddles, these are crafted from lightweight materials such as wood, composite, or graphite.
  • Ball: A lightweight plastic wiffle ball, usually with 26-40 holes.
  • Court: The pickleball court measures 20 feet in width and 44 feet in length, split into two equal sections and includes a 'kitchen' or non-volley zone near the net.

Fundamental Rules of Pickleball:

  • Serving: Underhand serves below the waist, diagonally across to the opponent’s service box, avoiding the non-volley zone.
  • Scoring: Points are scored by the serving side when the opponent fails to return or commits a fault. Games typically go to 11 points, with a minimum 2-point lead required for victory.
  • Double Bounce Rule: Each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys post-serve.
  • Non-Volley Zone: The 7-foot area adjacent to the net, known as the 'kitchen,' where volleying is prohibited.
  • Volleys: Hitting the ball in the air, allowed only behind the non-volley zone line.
  • Faults: Incurred when the ball goes out of bounds, fails to clear the net, is volleyed from the non-volley zone, or doesn't bounce on each side once.

Pickleball Strategies:

  • Patience and Positioning: Successful players exhibit patience and strategic positioning, waiting for opportune moments to strike.
  • Serve and Return Tactics: Varied serving and returning techniques can destabilize opponents.
  • Dinking: Executing soft shots into the opponent's non-volley zone, a strategic maneuver to limit powerful returns



It's Game Time at Sandos

These brand-new pickleball courts have been specially designed to provide the best in both comfort and playability. Whether you're a seasoned pickleball enthusiast or new to the game, our courts are ready to provide an exceptional playing experience in the stunning settings of our resorts. Court hours are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (subject to change). Guests can visit the concierge desk to reserve the court and request equipment. 

Beyond pickleball, Sandos Caracol and Sandos Playacar offer a complete holiday package. Post-pickleball activities include indulging in luxury spas, gourmet dining, or lounging by the pool. The mix of physical activity and relaxation at Sandos Playacar and Sandos Caracol makes for an unforgettable vacation experience.