Easy to learn and inexpensive to play, pickleball has been gaining serious momentum in the United States in recent years — sweeping the nation to the point where it can now officially be called a sporting craze. And of course, its predecessor and sporting cousin tennis is still as popular as ever … and it’s similarly simple to learn and approachable for players on a budget.
And for those vacationing in the Myrtle Beach area and looking to play either sport, opportunities (and facilities) abound. Consider these four great places to play pickleball and tennis within 5 miles of Ocean Reef Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront:
Grande Dunes Tennis Club
Located just 2.4 miles inland of Ocean Reef at 8821 Marina Parkway in Myrtle Beach, the Grande Dunes Tennis Club features 10 courts, eight of which can be lighted for night play. Nonmembers can play at the club twice a month (when courts are available, as club members get reservation priority) for a $20-per-day court-usage fee, with discounts available to groups of four or more players. For more information, call 843-449-4486.
Rivers Lynch Tennis Center
Found 4.7 miles south of Ocean Reef at 3200 Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach, offers 10 tennis courts, eight of which can be lighted for night play. The center is open to the public and charges those who play there a nominal per-hour fee. For more information, call 843-918-2440.
Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA
Located just 2.2 miles inland of Ocean Reef at 5000 Claire Chapin Epps Drive in Myrtle Beach, the Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA offers three indoor pickleball courts with permanent court lines, and portable nets are also available. A facility membership is required to play. For more information, call 843-449-9622.
Pepper Geddings Recreation Center
Found 3.7 miles south of Ocean Reef at 3205 North Oak Street in Myrtle Beach, the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center is home to eight hard pickleball courts — four of them indoors and four of them outdoors. All of the courts have permanent court lines, and portable nets are also available. The courts, available to the public during certain hours of the day during the fall, winter and spring, are open to the public to play for a small fee. For more information, call 843-918-2280.
Ready to plan a pickleball- or tennis-focused escape to the Grand Strand? Book your oceanfront stay at Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Reef Resort today. With our comfortable and luxurious accommodations and the wide range of amenities found on-site, we’ve got everything you’ll need to enjoy a fun-filled coastal escape in Grand Strand style.