​Suncoast Pickleball Association

Current Sarasota Pickleball Club Members

The Sarasota Pickleball Club is a newly formed 501-3C Organization with the "Friends of Sarasota County Parks".  This Chapters main purpose is to compliment the Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department by supporting the department with our Pickleball Goals for our community.  

Some of our goals include:


*  Raising funds for a Dedicated Outdoor Facility, specifically in North Sarasota County

*  Supporting current pickleball programs with supplies, nets, balls and other needs

*  Conducting "Pro Clinics" for our members at various sites

*  Developing a "Rating System" for our members

*  Coordinate with the Recreation Department on how we can develop a quality program for all participants

*  Conduct fun Social Activities including round robin mixers, tournaments, cruises, etc.

*  Special discounts for Club Members

*  Membership emails keeping you informed about Sarasota Pickleball Club

​*  Annual Membership Card

*  And much, much more!!!


We hope you would have the same aspirations to develop Pickleball here in Sarasota as we do and we would love to have you become part of our exciting new club. To join simply complete the following form below (Click submit) and then go to the Friends of Sarasota County Parks (foscp) website to pay online and contribute your tax deductible membership fee or pay by mail.  You may write out your check to (FOSCP) and mail your contributions to:


Coach Russell                                             Carrie Palmer                                                 Go to: www.foscp.org      PAY ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE

2623 Bougainvillea Street         OR             Collecting membership fees            OR          Click on Tribute Programs (drop down button)

Sarasota, Fl. 34239                                     at various sites                                               Click on Support the Parks you love

                                                                                                                                           Second option- to donation click on right arrow which opens with a list of                                                                                                                                                    parks accepting donations.  Sarasota Pickleball Club is included in this list!!!


The Annual Membership fees are:


$25-    Minimum fee

$50-   $25 minimal fee plus an additional $25 donation

$100- $25 minimal fee plus an additional $75 donation

Welcome to the "Sarasota Pickleball Club"

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Sarasota Pickleball Club Registration Form

Join the Sarasota Pickleball Club and get 5% off your order of Paddles, balls, accessories and clothing PLUS they give our club a percentage back so we can reach our goal!!!  CLICK HERE

   Sarasota Pickleball Club

Projected Schedule of Events


January       Country Line Dancing at the White Buffalo!!!


February     Bike Ride & Lunch on the Legacy Trail


March         Golf Outing


April            End of Season "Awards Banquet" at Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar


May through October TBA

  See our Members List below!!!  

Get in the Pickleball Game Now!!!

The GOAL for our Club is to Raise $10,000 by 2018.  Our current amount raised is:

$2,975.00

Thanks for making our Dream of Outdoor Pickleball Courts a reality!!!

I prefer to print out the form and hand it to a Sarasota Pickleball Club Representative at one of the sites where I play.  CLICK HERE

1- Carrie Palmer 

2- Eddie Palmer

3- Russell Elefterion

4- Patrick Keeler

5- Michael Falkenstein

6- Nancy Falkenstein

7- Toni Teasdale

8- Bill Weston

9- Judy Weston

10- Robert Bristol

11- Shorty Minnix

12- Tom Everett

13- Gerald Knatz

14- Kathleen Knatz

15- Ron Kalka

16- Linda Kalka

17- Carrie Rosenthal

18- Amy Renninger

19- Carol Kranatz

20- Fred Missad

​21- Susan Melton

22- Brian Roderick

23- Becky Roderick

24- Fern Bourque

25- Sharon Bourque

26- Charlie Nagelschmidt

27- Lisa Cretien-Gardner

28- Mike Gardner

29- Suzanne Dameron

30- Michaele Butlein

31- Kathy Auriemma

32- Cat Drinkard

​33- Lynn Seevers

34- Michelle Foster

35- Sandra Cloutier

36- Dick Moore

37- Gayle Spinazze

38- Dennis Della Penna

39- Ken Lancaster

40- Jan Wilhelm

41- Richard Frieda

42- Laurie Marinelli

​43- Joe Marinelli

44- Don Silk

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Sarasota County Indoor Pickleball Rules 2017-2018


Indoor Drop-in Pickleball Rules Indoor, Drop-in Pickleball is an unsupervised, unstructured program. Participation is at your own risk. Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources staff reserve the right to expel any participant who does not follow the facility rules below:  NO Food or Drinks allowed inside the gymnasiums.  Drop-in schedule is SUBJECT TO CHANGE based on facility’s reservations.  Gym shoes only: No dirty shoes or non-athletic shoes allowed.  Horseplay, offensive language, fighting, disruptive behavior and/or destruction of county property are prohibited at all times.  ALL players must exit court at end of game when other players are waiting, 4 on, 4 off, winners do not stay. Games will be reduced to 9 and 7 points respectively once posted attendance numbers are met.  Absolutely NO harmful or abusive language towards staff or participants will be tolerated. No flagrant physical contact or abusive heckling.  RESPECT other participants, observers and staff. Failure to do so will result in immediate expulsion from the premises. Any physical violence is an automatic ejection from premise and suspension from the program per staff’s discretion. Repeated instances of problem behavior could result in the suspension or permanent expulsion of drop-in privileges.  Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. All participants must check-in before entering the playing courts. No refunds are given to those who are expelled for not following the rules. Internal Drop-in Pickleball Guidelines Gyms with 2 courts: *When attendance reaches 16 players - reduce games to 9 points *When attendance reaches 24+ players - reduce games to 7 points Facilities with 4 courts: *When attendance reaches 24 players - reduce games to 9 points *When attendance reaches 30+ players - reduce games to 7 points A 3-strike system for misbehavior and continued misbehavior will be used. Patron will be flagged by staff person in RecTrac so all sites can see the problem and can enforce when person is scanned in for play. Third strike removal & ban from play will apply to ALL pickleball sites.  First Strike - Warning - Suspend for remainder of day  Second Strike - Suspension from drop-in play for 1 week  Third Strike - Removal from drop-in pickleball play, at all sites, for one full month.