This holiday season, Pickleball in the Sun is helping you pick the best pickleball gifts for the entire family!
Peruse through the following guide full of paddle options to bring on your next destination with family and friends, apparel to wear on and off the courts, accessories, and of course, some of our top pickleball destination recommendations to book your next vacation.
Plus, we are extremely excited to officially launch an exclusive collaboration with Go Coastal, a Florida-based artist and friend who has designed a coastal “Pickleball in the Sun” piece that creates a unique gift for your family and friends. Check out some of the items available below and visit our Pickleball in the Sun shop.
Pickleball Paddles for the Whole Family
Franklin Sports is known for being a family brand and recently sponsored some of the best pros in the world, Julie, JW and Jorja Johnson. Their Signature Pickleball Paddle is $100 and comes in multiple colors to get one for every member in your family.
Visit FranklinSports.com to purchase your paddles!
ROKNE Paddles range from $89.99 to $179.99. High quality paddles and a good family-owned business behind them. For the competitive player, we are personally fans of the Curve Carbon X as we’ve won a few medals with this paddle. If you’re looking for a vacation-vibe design, check out “The Palm” paddle for $129.99. Visit RoknePickleball.com to purchase your paddles.
Started by the Barnes family, Selkirk is a leader in pickleball paddle innovation and technology. Paddles range from $49.99 to $333 and they make it easy to shop for the right paddle for you by categorizing with the player in mind, such as best paddle for beginners, and best paddles for spin.
Visit Selkirk.com to check out their complete paddle selection for all levels of playing.
After being a leading brand in table tennis for nearly 70 years, JOOLA jumped into the pickleball game this past April and announced the launch of more than 6 paddles right from the start.
Now sponsoring the top player in the world, Ben Johns, you’ll find many pro players competing for the top spot on the podium with these paddles. So if your game is getting serious, check out the JOOLA paddles ranging from $149.95 to $219.95 on PickleballCentral.com.
Tangerine is a fresh pickleball brand and having just announced their line of pickleball paddles to go along with their classic style bags, you now have the opportunity to custom order paddles with your club or brand logo on them!
Contact them for more details, but in the meantime, browse their three paddle designs that will make everyone look stylish on the courts, for an affordable price of $85 per paddle.
Visit TangerinePaddle.com to shop their pickleball bags and paddles.
Nettie Pickleball Co.
Get ready because the perfect pickleball gift in a box is all ready for you! Not only are the Nettie Pickleball Co. paddles of great quality and beautifully designed, the female entrepreneur who created them is pretty great herself – Catherine Baxter.
Individual paddles are $79.99 for the classic paddles, or $129.99 for the newly launched pro paddles. Purchase one of the sets with either 2 or 4 paddles and each set includes sweatbands, balls and instructions on how to play pickleball, shipped to your door in a trendy box.
Visit PlayNettie.com and use code PICKLEBALLINTHESUN for 15% off!
Paddletek is one of the most seasoned paddle brands in the business, founded in 2010. As a well-respected brand in the game, whether you’re a recreational or competitive player, they have a variety of paddle options to work your way up from beginner to pro. They sponsor some of the best professional athletes in the game, including 15-year-old Anna Leigh Waters and her mom, Leigh Waters. Be sure to also check out Catherine Parenteau’s signature paddle.
Browse the Paddletek paddles available on PickleballCentral.com, ranging from $69.99 to $179.99.
Big Dill Pickleball Co.
If you want a conversation piece that will get every pickleball paddle recipient excited, take a peek at Big Dill Pickleball’s paddle sets. With fun designs and an easy-to-carry bag, these paddles will be a family favorite. Also created by a fun-loving, female entrepreneur, Katy Luxem. She’ll be grateful to see your Instagram photos playing pickleball with your family over the holidays.
Visit Amazon.com to purchase this paddle set for $112
The Costa Pickleball paddles have been some of our favorite paddles since we were first introduced last year! All paddles are $99. Made with a Honeycomb Carbon Core and offering a variety of designs, these paddles will not only help your competitive game but also look stylish in your court selfies and podium photos.
Be sure to check out the “Little Monster” collection that your kids and uncles will enjoy. Visit CostaPickleball.com to check out their paddles.
Congratulations to our friends at F2 Sports for partnering with Good Morning America and 40boxes.com with their unique paddles featured as one of Tory Johnson’s “Deals and Steals!”
Now until December 16th (or til supplies run out) get your hands on an F2 Sports paddle for $63 on 40boxes.com.
Pickleball in the Sun Apparel
We have been proudly sporting our Pickleball in the Sun logo and now apparel items are available to you in our shop…with more on the way! This winter as you’re either playing pickleball in cooler temperatures, or cozying up on the couch with your pickleball partner, we’ll be honored if you’re wearing the Pickleball in the Sun logo.
Visit the Pickleball in the Sun shop to pre-order your holidays gifts.
You can many times find Civile Apparel founder, Aubri Steele, out on the courts engaging with the pickleball community. Inspired to create the brand to reflect her own lifestyle, Civile is a popular brand amongst professional and amateur players offering uniquely designed items for men, women and kids.
Visit CivileApparel.com to check out the shop featuring “Dink or Die,” “Don’t Be a Dink,” the popular “Pickled” line, and more.
AvaLee by Selkirk
Recently launched, the AvaLee line from Selkirk is some of the softest and perfectly designed apparel for women in pickleball. Created by the wives of Selkirk’s founders, AvaLee is named after their two daughters Ava and Lee and we couldn’t be more in love with the brand and story behind it.
Visit Selkirk.com to view the apparel items and paddles available. Use code ADV-PBINTHESUN at checkout to earn gift cards with each purchase. Shop for your friends and family, and after checking out the Selkirk team will send you a gift card as a thank you.
Orders from $50-$100 will receive a $10 digital gift card
Orders from $101-$200 will receive a $20 digital gift card
Orders from $201-$300 will receive a $30 digital gift card
Orders over $300 will receive a $40 digital gift card
Orders over $500 will receive a $50 gift card
Men’s Pickleball Apparel on PickleballCentral.com
Every guy wants apparel they can not only wear on the pickleball court, but also a serve up a good conversation while out with friends. Head on over to PickleballCentral.com to browse clothing from top brands like JOOLA, Selkirk, Franklin, Original Penguin, and more.
Pickleball Accessories & Gifts
Pickleball in the Sun Beach Towel
Featured in Forbes Holiday Gift Guide as a gift that is “perfect for a vacation” and “a pickleballer’s paradise!” The Pickleball in the Sun Beach towel is plush and oversized for your next getaway.
Designed exclusively for Pickleball in the Sun by Florida-based artist, Melissa Rinaldi, of Go Coastal. The perfect gift!
Visit the Pickleball in the Sun shop to purchase yours for $45.
Pickleball in the Sun Blanket
This Pickleball in the Sun blanket will be on our golf cart, for sure, as we ride up to the pickleball courts with the Florida winter breeze! Super soft 50×60 inch blanket showcasing the exclusive Pickleball in the Sun illustration, designed by a Florid-based artist and good friend of ours.
Available for pre-orders in the Pickleball in the Sun shop for $68.
Swinton Pickleballs in a Winer Bag
Headed on a pickleball getaway for the holidays and not sure where to hold your pickleballs or your wine? Look no further than the unique “Pickleballs in a Wine Bag” carrier Swinton Pickleball has created where you can buy two and carry three pickleballs in one, and your booze in the other.
Plus, they also sell uniquely designed pickleball paddles with their top-notch Swinton branding. Visit SwintonPickleball.com to purchase.
Whether you’re playing pickleball in the sun, or in the shade, it’s important to always wear protective eyewear to avoid eye injuries. Look fierce while protecting your precious eyes by purchasing a pair of RIA Eyewear. Visit RIAEyewear.com to purchase.
Portable Pickleball Net
One of the reasons why the sport has grown so fast is because you can put a pickleball court just about anywhere! Pickleball brings families together just how the game first began in 1965 on Bainbridge Island.
This holiday season, purchase a portable pickleball net and get your entire family out in the driveway, in an open parking lot, at your local community park, wherever you find a 20×44 foot space, play some pickleball. Visit PickleballCentral.com to purchase.
The perfect stocking stuffer for your beginner or avid pickleball players that get excited to see a brand new pickleball in their stocking! Keep in mind, there are particular balls for indoor or outdoor play, so be sure to choose the right pickleballs for your family and friends. Visit FranklinSports.com to purchase.
Georgie & Lou Pickleball Bags
Mixing function and fashion, the Georgie & Lou pickleball bags will look great on and off the court. We can already picture us stepping onto an airplane with our computer and sunglasses in the bag ready for business, and paddle handle and added touch as a conversation piece for new friends to invite us onto the court.
Visit GeorgieandLou.com to view their unique designs and enter code “PBintheSUN” for 10% off.
Everyone wants a library full of pickleball books! Lucky for you, there are multiple recommended books to give to your family members of all ages.
Top Pickleball Books:
Pickleball for All by Rachel Simon
Pickleball & The Art of Living & The Joy of Pickleball by Mike Branon
Pickleball is Life by Erin McHugh
Children’s Pickleball Books:
Bend Your Knees, Louise by Jackie Freeman & Karen Worthy
Where are the Pickles in Pickleball? by Rachael Chatoor
A 6-foot pickleball blanket may just be what your friend or dog wants this holiday season. Soft, comfy and shaped like a pickleball, this blanket is $25.99 and you can use the code “INTHESUN” at checkout to receive 10% off.
Visit Amazon.com to purchase the pickleball blanket!
Gift a Pickleball Destination
Pickleball has made the headlines over the last couple of years because people have discovered this incredible lifestyle of getting to play a fun game that provides exercise, a social opportunity to play with friends and meet new ones, bringing families together of all ages with a common interest, and as more resorts and hotels add pickleball courts as an amenity to attract guests, we’re easily packing out paddles in our suitcases and exploring new destinations from coast to coast.
Experiences are one of the best gifts you can give to your loved ones. Add in pickleball, and that’s even better. We’ve provided our top 4 pickleball destination recommendations to jumpstart your getaway plans. Don’t forget to bring along your Pickleball in the Sun beach towel!
Find a Court on Vacation!
Already have a vacation planned and not sure if there are courts nearby? Download the PicklePlay app to easily search for pickleball courts where you’re visiting, connect with people to play together and find details on open play times.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge – Phoenix, AZ
You may be familiar with this premier pickleball destination from our Pickleball in the Sun feature, but this is one of the top pickleball destinations to stay at this gorgeous resort in Phoenix and enjoy the amenities they offer for the whole family. With 17 total pickleball courts with over 400-player capacity, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge has pickleball amenities like no other. Situated on the beautiful Arizona Sahara, this resort boasts private lessons and clinics on-site, daily instruction, and ball machine rentals available for mom to practice and spice up her game! This iconic resort is sure to check all of the holiday wishlist boxes and make memories that will last a lifetime!
To learn more about the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, visit Marriott.com.
Pickleball on a Cruise
A Pickleball in the Sun, all-time favorite vacation – a cruise! Cruise ship directors are fully aware of the pickleball addiction and the need to play while on vacation, even if you’re in the middle of the ocean. We recently cruised on the Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas and we can’t get enough as we’ll be jumping back on a couple more times this year.
On most of their ships, they have specific open play times on the sports court where they provide the pickleball net, court lines and equipment for the whole family to play with an incredible ocean view.
Visit RoyalCaribbean.com to explore your cruise options.
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa – Indian Wells, CA
The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa is a dream resort to escape with your family and friends to this unique premier pickleball destination with residential living space that allows you to relax in the outdoor spa on your private patio, a spa-inspired bath, or soak up the views on your private balcony in one of the suites.
Walk out of your room to some of the best scenic views on the way to the four pickleball courts on-site, or stop by the Agua Serena Spa, one of the top spas in Indian Wells.
The kids will have a blast in the HyTides water park, dueling waterslides, lazy river, splash pad, and parents can enjoy the adults-only Oasis pool, with the Oasis Pool Bar nearby.
Visit IndianWells.Hyatt.com for more details.
Omni Amelia Island Resort – Amelia Island, FL
Nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island off the Florida coast, the beautiful Omni Amelia Island Resort offers luxurious oceanfront accommodations with unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class resort pools, championship golf, and a full-service spa.
After strolling on the beach each morning, or spending the day kayaking, head over to the tennis center where they host 7 pickleball courts surrounded by canopy trees. As part of their Cliff Drysdale program, signup for lessons with their onsite pro or reserve a court to play with your family and friends.
Visit OmniHotels.com for more details.