National Pickleball Day will be celebrated on August 8 in Sarasota by The Pickleball Club (TPC), a premier, world-class, indoor pickleball facility and private membership club that will open in Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch this winter. As part of the festivities, The Pickleball Club will donate portable pickleball sets and hold demonstrations in multiple locations throughout Sarasota.
TPC team members will be demonstrating the sport of pickleball and donating a portable pickleball set to the Venice Fire Department on Monday, August 8, in honour of National Pickleball Day. The event will take place between 8:30 and 10:30 in the morning at the Venice Fire Department, which is located at 112 Harbor Drive South in Venice, Florida. Between the hours of twelve and one in the afternoon, the team will also conduct a health workshop and demonstration for guests of the Senior Friendship Centers of Sarasota, which are located at 1888 Brother Geenen Way. Both programmes are open to the public and the media is invited to attend.
According to Erin McLeod, president and CEO of Senior Friendship Centers, “Pickleball is a fantastic way to keep your mind and body in shape at any age.” “Pickleball is a terrific way to keep your mind and body in form at any age.” We are thrilled that there are now more chances in the community for active individuals of all ages to engage with one another and make new connections.
The Play For Life Foundation has generously donated and delivered ten portable pickleball sets to a variety of locations throughout the region. These locations include two North Port Fire Rescue Stations, Girls Inc. of Sarasota County, Resilient Retreat – Sarasota, New Gate Montessori School, Sarasota Military Academy High School and Preparatory School, East Manatee Fire Department, North River Fire Station No. 1, and West Manatee Fire Station No. 3.
According to Brian McCarthy, founder and CEO of The Pickleball Club, “Giving back to the community is vitally important to both he leadership team at TPC as well as the whole TPC membership.” “Having been in the military myself, I am well aware of the significance of selecting a kind of physical exercise that is not only soothing but also enjoyable with others. It is quite nice to see individuals of all ages enjoying this fantastic sport and picking it up for the first time.
In 2019, McCarthy and his wife became the founding members of TPC with co-founder Matt Gordon. McCarthy is a battle injured veteran who has produced commercial real estate projects with a combined value of over half a billion dollars throughout the course of his career. After 30 years of duty in the United States Navy, he retired with the rank of Rear Admiral after having served as a surface warfare officer and logistician throughout operations ranging from Vietnam to Desert Storm. He then retired. During his stint in the military, McCarthy received ten different personal decorations.
In a fully air-conditioned and technologically advanced sports facility, the Pickleball Club offers its members a secluded and exclusive environment, complete with superior services and facilities, as well as a variety of chances for social and recreational activity. The Play For Life Foundation is the charitable arm of the organisation, and its purpose is to spread the sport of pickleball among children, military service members, and first responders. Each organisation that meets the criteria is given a Club-N-Box, which includes equipment such as netting, paddles, and balls, as well as instructions on how to play the game and set up a court.