What’s Up with Pickleball in Spain and Portugal as Part of Your Vacation.

About Spain & Portugal Pickleball

Playing pickleball in Spain and Portugal is unique for several reasons. Imagine enjoying the excitement of your pickleball game + the rich historical background and picturesque scenery of the Iberia icons.

The varied landscapes and sunny climate of Spain and Portugal create an amazing setting for pickleball games. Maybe you’ll play against the ancient allure of cities like Barcelona, Malaga, Madrid, Seville, Porto or Lisbon.

Beyond the courts, you and yours will savor world-famous cuisine, wines and visit iconic sites filled with history. The camaraderie built on the pickleball courts bridges cultural differences. This makes it easy to bond with both locals and other visitors.

Whether you’re an experienced pickleball player or a newcomer, playing pickleball in Spain and Portugal offers a remarkable chance to merge sport, vacation fun, and cultural discovery. Contact us to talk about the options to combine pickleball with a private luxury tour of Spain and/or Portugal.

If you have not played pickleball no problem, it’s easy to learn and combine with your vacation here!

What is Pickleball?

Pickleball is an enjoyable sport that began in the 1960´s in the USA. Three friends created it to entertain their children, and they named it after the pet dog, Pickles! Pickleball reached Europe over a decade ago. and is slowly growing as a sport and recreation activity

Pickleball is somewhat like tennis, but it’s much simpler to play. The court is almost the same size as a badminton court, with a slightly adjusted tennis net. You can play it with just one partner (singles) or three partners (doubles). Instead of using a tennis ball, players hit a lightweight plastic ball with small holes using paddles.

The ball in pickleball travels slower than a tennis ball, and you serve it underhand. This makes the game easier for all ages. Give pickleball a try and have some fun!

How to Play Pickleball

To play pickleball, you start by serving the ball underhand from the right side of the court. The serve needs to go diagonally across to the other side. The ball has to bounce once on each side before players can hit it in the air. After that, you can hit the ball either in the air or after it bounces. There is an area near the net called the “no-volley zone” where you can’t hit the ball in the air.

You earn points by hitting the ball over the net in a way that your opponents can’t return it. The game is won by the first team to reach 11 points, as long as they have a 2-point lead.

Contact us to talk about the options to combine pickleball with a private luxury tour of Spain and/or Portugal.