The Tampa Pickleball Crew is bringing the surging sport to Tampa. The four founders, Susan Forsyth, Jen Plummer, Dene Wilson, and Kayla Goldman have announced they are opening a huge indoor pickleball facility in Ybor City inside a warehouse owned by Gas Worx developer Darryl Shaw. They’re taking over a 28,000-square-foot warehouse at 1701 E. Second Ave. It will feature at least seven pickleball courts with renovations set to cost under $100,000.
An official opening date for the indoor courts is still TBA, but the owners believe it should be sometime in late spring or early summer. “The Crew understands what it’s like trying to find available courts and what it’s like to play in the Florida weather… so we are converting a 28,000 square foot warehouse into pickleball courts for us all to play together!” wrote the founders in a joint statement.
Susan Forsyth and Jen Plummer will design the indoor pickleball facility. Dene Wilson is a associate professor of sports business at St. Leo University and sports enterprise account executive for media company Snipitz. Kayla Goldman is the founder and CEO of social media marketing agency Sunny Collabs.
They’ve just launched founding membership opportunities. Founding members will have access to promotional membership pricing, VIP “Very Important Pickleballer” Events, pre-book for courts and open play conveniently on an app, and much more. All skill levels are welcome to join, and could so online.
On April 1, The Tampa Pickleball Crew will host its inaugural pickeball tournament at Cuscaden Park (2900 N 15th Street). This is a friendly-style series with a guaranteed minimum of (3) games. Teams of two can sign up for mixed, ladies’, or men’s games. Those interested can register at the Tampa Bay Pickeball Crew website.
Visit Tampa Pickleball Crew’s website to join their newsletter, and sign up for their first pop up tournament.
What to read next:
- Tampa fish market makes the best crabs on the planet
- Inside Bouzy, a new champagne bar in Tampa
- Gasparilla Festival of the Arts takes over Julian B Lane Park
- The Best Chicken Wing spots in Tampa, according to our readers