According to the New York Times, Pickleball is America’s fastest growing sport, with over 4.8 million pickleball players across the country. Whether played professionally or for leisure, the beloved sport is proving to be a great outlet for exercise, building community and some friendly competition.
As more and more people take up the game of pickleball, many individuals are adding pickleball courts to their homes or seeking out private court rentals. Swimply, a service known for private backyard pool rentals, recently rolled out rentals of privately-owned pickleball courts in the Valley, giving residents the “Airbnb for Pickleball” just in time for the desert’s dropping temperatures.
The app already has nearly 10 properties available locally that feature pickleball courts and other outdoor amenities, including hot tubs, putting greens and grilling areas, giving pickleball fans the opportunity to rent a court all to themselves and enjoy the game in the privacy of a home setting.
If you’re looking to elevate your pickleball game with private-court access and other amenities, here are some private pickleball courts available to rent throughout Phoenix.
3-Court Pickleball Oasis With Mountain Views
For $60 an hour, groups of eight can enjoy a private game of pickleball across three beautifully-painted courts surrounded by desert trees and mountain views in Scottsdale.
Rio Verde Pickleball Ranch
For $100 an hour, you’ll have access to a unique court featuring the latest technology in sports surfacing and a perfect bounce that is easier on the knees, hips and ankles in a rustic, private ranch-like setting at Rio Verde Pickleball Ranch in Scottsdale. Rent the court, sign up for private lessons or bring a group of four for a private one-hour clinic.
Private Backyard Entertainers Oasis
Complete with a pool, hot tub, swim-up bar, putting green, firepit, and of course, a pickleball/basketball court and bocce ball courts, this luxurious private backyard oasis can be rented for $60 an hour to enjoy with up to 30 people in Scottsdale.
Private Pickleball Court
Players can rent this pickleball court in Peoria. for just $40 an hour in the privacy of the host’s backyard. The court can accommodate up to six guests.
This state-of-the-art pickleball court in Scottsdale, Ariz. is complete with court lighting for evening competitions, a propane grilling area, fire pit, modern seating area and free wifi for $50 an hour.
Private Pickleball Court
Enjoy a game of pickleball against the backdrop of a beautifully-designed backyard and the Phoenix mountains in the distance. This private pickleball court is available in Phoenix, Ariz. for $50 an hour and can host up to 8 players at a time.
New Pickleball Court in Gilbert
This new pickleball court in Gilbert can be rented and enjoyed for $28 an hour. A perfect destination for intense tournaments or friendly competitions, this court is one of three on the property and comes with plenty of space to sit and watch, as well as electrical outlets for charging phones and speakers for a fun time with friends. See the property’s other two courts here and here.
Photos courtesy Swimply