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Pop-up pickleball courts arrive on the Tampa waterfront this week

A group of people playing pickleball outside at sunset. One player is jumping high in the air.
Photo via Tampa Pickleball Crew

Sparkman Wharf will host a pop-up pickleball day on June 15 from 10am-8pm. There’s no need to pre-register or purchase tickets, guests are invited to walkup and play. Water Street Tampa is partnering with the Tampa Pickleball Crew to bring the community a pop-up pickleball experience with seven courts wharfside at Sparkman Wharf.

This is a free community event with open play and rotating team and short games. Bring your own paddles and balls. Outdoor balls available upon request.

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“We are here to create unique experiences where social opportunities, community, and friendly competition come together through pickleball,” write the founders in the Pickleball Crew’s mission statement. More pop up tournaments are bound to occur throughout the spring and summer, and you can keep up with the latest news by following pickleball crew on Instagram.

Sparkman Wharf, located at 615 Channeslide Drive, is home to some of the best food and drink vendors in the city. Jo Dogs Gourmet Hot Dogs, Hampton Chocolate Factory, Lunch Lady, Jotoro, Dang Dude, and Noble Rice, among other local favorites.

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