Punta Gorda Chamber Guide 2022

Punta Gorda Chamber Guide 2022

2022 Members and Visitors Guide for the Punta Gorda Area

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2022 Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Members & Visitors Guide Page 39 RECREATION By Staff report The fi rst-ever international World Pickleball Championship was a four-day tournament in December 2019 at the 16-court PicklePlex in Punta Gorda. Pickleball has steadily become one of the more popular recreational sports in Southwest Florida. Players and fans of the game were able to see the very best play at the complex on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. You can play on the same courts. 26300 Airport Rd, Punta Gorda. 941-451-9923, www.pickleplex.org OTHER COURTS Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, and South Country Recreation Center, 670 Cooper St., in Punta Gorda both provide pickleball players with an opportunity to play. The recreation center has both indoor and outdoor courts. The Harold Avenue Rec Center, 23400 Harold Ave. in Port Charlotte, offers indoor play. The Englewood Sports Complex, 1300 S River Rd, Englewood, boasts 10 outdoor and four indoor courts. World Pickleball Championship draws thousands You can play on the same courts Sun fi le photo by Sandy Macys Vivian David forehands the pickleball as she competes against Lucy Kovalova in women's pro singles. ( 7 4 3 3 ) adno=3824021-1

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