Hey, fellow Picklers! Guess what's causing a racket in Gulf County? You got it – Pickleball! Let's dive in and see why everyone's buzzing about it, get acquainted with this quirky sport, and find out where the Pickleball party spots are in Gulf County.


A Dill of a Time in Gulf County


Pickleball is the talk of the town, and Gulf County is hooked. Courts are buzzing, paddles are in action, and whether you're a rookie or a seasoned pro, there's a spot for you in the Pickleball mix. The vibe is real, folks – Gulf County is your go-to for some paddle-swinging fun.


Frank Pate Pickleball


Pickleball: More Than Just a Tongue-Twister


To all of the pickle newbies, this is for you! Back in the 60s, two friends blended parts of tennis, badminton, and ping pong in hopes of saving their families from boredom. After they added a tad bit of this and a sprinkle of that, Pickleball was born. Fast forward to today, and this paddle sport has become a national sensation. What's even better? The rules are simple, the court is small, and the rallies are quick - so anyone can play!

Pickleball paddle racks full of paddles


Where to Pickleball in Gulf County?


Ready to give that little perforated plastic ball a solid thwack across the pickleball nets? Look no further – Gulf County's got you covered with a couple of spots that'll make your pickleball dreams come true!


Salinas Park Bayside

Open Play is on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays starting at 9:00 AM ET

a Bird's eye view of Salinas park bayside

Frank Pate Park

Open Play for newbies or softer gameplay: Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun at 9:00 AM ET.

For the more experienced players: Tues-Thurs-Sat. at 9:00 AM ET.

A view of the Frank Pate Park Pickleball Court with the St. Joseph Bay in the background

Veterans Memorial Park at Beacon Hill

Currently, there are not any organized groups but anyone is welcome to enjoy!

People playing pickleball at Veterans Memorial Park at Beacon Hill


Pro Tip: Stay in the loop and connect with other paddle whackers on these social media communities - Pickleball by the Bay and Port St. Joe Pickleball. Swap tips, plan a friendly match, or just share your latest pickle pun – these online crews are where the real Pickleball party happens!


Paddle Up for a Pickle-tastic Day


Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned dinker (yep, that's Pickleball slang), you are now ready to take on Gulf County's Pickleball scene. Before you head out, peek at the schedule to outsmart any court hoggers, always grab a water bottle (it's a must in Florida), and pack your A-game with a splash of humor because it's time to unleash your inner goofball. I mean, lazy tennis is supposed to be fun, right? Happy Thwacking!

Curious about upcoming tournaments and more pickleball fun? Click here for the latest events and dive into the pickleball fever!