KINGS POINT SUNCOAST TO OPEN
NEW PICKLEBALL COURT COMPLEX
Kings Point Sun City Center, FL – The new courts will make Kings Point Suncoast an area Pickleball facilities leader. Play is set to begin on a new athletic complex for a sport that is growing in popularity across the United States among active adults: Pickleball, the fun variation on tennis with smaller courts. The eight new courts are now visible from S.R. 674 at the front of the Kings Point property. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Fri., June 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Pickleball Courts. Kings Point residents, invited guests and members of the press are welcome to attend.
“The new Pickleball courts, a $450,000 project funded by the residents of Kings Point, is one of several major projects that this community of over 5,500 homes has completed over the past five years in our ongoing continuous improvement plan for Kings Point,” said Liz Argott, President of the Federation of Kings Point Associations Board of
The Kings Point Pickleball groups are excited to be getting these much needed courts. “Our members play every day and some days there are over 30 members just waiting to get on the courts, said Cathy Drinkard, President of the Kings Point Pickleball Club. “Pickleball is a big draw for buying in communities today. We have friends in another state who are looking to retire in a year and they are not even looking at a community that has under 6 courts. I know of 3 people who have bought into Kings Point in the last 6 months because of the quality of Pickleball here”, she said. “I also know of others who have not started playing Pickleball yet because of the crowded courts. It is such a wonderful thing that the Kings Point Federation has made this happen for this community. We are so appreciative,” Drinkard added.
The project has been in the planning stage for 2 years and took 5 months complete construction. Ginger Anzalone,
Vice President of Vesta Property Services, Inc. oversaw the project design and overall implementation, Ginger
commented, “It has been exciting to watch King Point’s enthusiasm for Pickleball grow from two courts in 2001 to
eight in 2016 with over 300+ club members.”
Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, with more than 100,000 active players in all 50 states. There are folks of all levels of athletic ability, ranging in age from 30 to 80, playing this new sport. The Pickleball court area is one-third the size of a tennis court, with play similar to that of tennis, without the intensity or speed. Like tennis, it can be played with two or four players. The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) promotes the growth and development of the game on national and international levels.
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Kings Point (www.KingsPointSunCoast.com) is an active adult community located in West Central Florida 20 miles south of Tampa in Sun City Center, FL. Nestled between the Tampa-St. Petersburg metropolis and the white sands of Sarasota’s beaches, Kings Point on the Suncoast is an ideal place to retire. With nearly 5,600 homes and over 8,000 residents, 6 indoor and outdoor pools, an 800 seat theater, golf, tennis, lawn bowling and hundreds of social groups, Kings Point in Sun City Center is a great place to live.