We still can’t believe it ourselves, but clothing-optional resorts are now hosting Pickleball getaways (and tournaments) and it’s catching on with older folks. In Florida. Because of course, Florida.
It would be a risky undertaking in today’s world, but we’re talking about private courts in secluded locations.
Let’s break this concept down so we can understand it better.
Where Are People Playing Pickleball Nude?
Interestingly, people have been trying to play Pickleball naked in Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Maryland (MD), and Ohio (OH) for two decades, according to The Pickler. The game has grown enough in popularity that it now warrants its own blog. To get a quote from Mike Sullivan, a resident of Cypress Cove Nudist Resort in Kissimmee, Florida and also an ambassador of USA Pickleball.
“That’s just a drinking game,” Sullivan said. “They play four hours a week, and it’s scheduled around happy hour. We play pickleball all the time.”
So, it seems that people of all ages will go to great lengths to justify public nudity – especially when alcohol is involved.
Naturist Resorts Attract Nude Pickleball Players
If Pickleball is rapidly increasing in popularity, as tennis decreases and bowling alleys close, Naturist Resorts should construct pickleball courts to service the ballooning group of people who are interested.
Eden RV Resort in Hudson, Florida is probably the only other place that serves Nude Pickleball on tap. It’s an 11 acre clothing-optional resort for people who like their racquet sports to be a little more exciting. Pickleball took over in popularity after the volleyball court was grown over.
Where is Pickleball Played Nude?
The recognized locations are below. If you know of any others, please reach out to us and we will add them here.
- Alpenglow Ranch
- Cypress Cove Nudist Resort
- Eden RV Resort
How to Enjoy Pickleball Naked
- Don’t play it.
- If you’re going to play Nude Pickleball, wear sunblock.
- Play to win. Because why play if not?
Perhaps you want to play a game of Strip Pickleball? That way, most of the game is kept classy. Or, if you’re playing in a pickleball tournament, maybe each successive round has one less article of clothing?
Should pickleball or tennis shoes be removed when undressing, or do they not count?
Dave & Chuck the Freak
Dave & Chuck the Freak joked about Nude Pickleball on their radio show (or podcast), talking about the Cypress Cove Nudist Resort. They talked about Mike Sullivan, who is known as the USA Pickleball Ambassador.
Watch the video below.
Other Games & Sports Played in the Nude
It’s one thing to conduct private events from the comfort of your own home, like ping-pong with no clothes on. But it’s amazing (to us) that there is such popularity around naked events out in the world.
These are a few others that we’ve come across:
- Naked Mile
- Nude Cornhole
- Strip Poker
Is Nude Pickleball For You?
Maybe the reason that fewer people are watching the NFL and MLB is that more people are playing Pickleball naked.
Furthermore, can you even fathom what the playlist for pre-game warmup songs would sound like? It’s most likely just “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred on repeat.
Although Nude Pickleball is not currently the official state sport of Florida, we’re sure those that enjoy these types of things find it to be fun.