Celebrate National Pickleball Month at Ladera 55+ Active Adult Communities

America’s fastest growing sport is now celebrated throughout the month of April! National Pickleball Month is a time when pickleball enthusiasts come together to revel in the excitement and camaraderie that the sport offers. And where better to embrace this phenomenon than in Ladera DFW 55+ active adult communities? With pickleball courts at the heart of our vibrant neighborhoods and a lifestyle calendar bringing together homeowners of all skill level, Ladera communities provide the perfect playground for pickeballers to indulge their passion and connect with fellow players.

Read on to learn more about this popular sport and how you can attend Ladera’s exciting Pickleball Palooza event on Saturday, April 20!

What is Pickleball?

While it might seem like the sport grew in popularity overnight, pickleball has actually been around for nearly 60 years! In 1965 on Bainbridge Island in Washington state, Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum created the game to entertain their families during a lazy summer afternoon. Using ping-pong paddles, a perforated plastic ball, and a makeshift net lowered to a height suitable for their children, pickleball was born.

The name itself reportedly came from the Pritchard family’s cocker spaniel, Pickles, who would chase after the ball and run off with it, hence the term “pickleball.” From those backyard roots, the game has grown into a global phenomenon, with players of all ages and abilities enjoying its unique blend of athleticism, strategy, and camaraderie.

Pickleball in Ladera Communities

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In Ladera active adult communities, pickleball isn’t just a casual pastime – it’s a thriving community. With dedicated pickleball courts conveniently located in all of our DFW communities, homeowners have the opportunity to play whenever the mood strikes. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice looking to learn the ropes, there’s always a friendly game waiting for you in a Ladera community.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! To celebrate National Pickleball Month, Ladera is hosting a Pickleball Palooza on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This exhilarating event promises to be a day filled with resident tournaments, pickleball clinics for visitors, free food trucks, live entertainment, prizes, and home tours. As a visitor, you’ll be able to experience what life is like in one of three of our communities: Ladera at Prosper, Ladera at The Reserve – Mansfield, and Ladera at Tavolo Park – Fort Worth. RSVP today to secure your spot!

Whether you’re participating in the tournament as a Ladera homeowner or cheering from the sidelines as a visitor, Pickleball Palooza is an event you won’t want to miss, especially if you are searching for a new home in a Dallas active adult community! What truly sets Ladera communities apart is our sense of community. Beyond the courts, homeowners come together to socialize, support one another, and foster lasting friendships.

If you’re new to the sport, don’t worry! Our Pickleball Palooza will feature clinics for players of all skill levels. Our experienced instructors will teach you the fundamentals, help you refine your technique, and ensure that you’re having fun every step of the way.

So why wait? RSVP now and join us at Ladera’s DFW 55+ communities on Saturday, April 20, and discover why pickleball isn’t just a game – it’s a way of life. Whether you’re looking for friendly competition, social interaction, or just a fun way to stay active, you’ll find it all here. Come celebrate National Pickleball Month with us and experience the thrill of pickleball at Ladera.