Fall 2024 Pickleball in Paradise trip to Turks & Caicos.
Improve your game while enjoying Paradise… on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos
Play pickleball each morning with national Pickleball Pros learning technique and proper form, and ultimately discovering what you truly need to work on!
Straight Away Travel’s inaugural Pickleball in Paradise in Jamaica was in the fall of 2021. We are so excited to be growing this incredible trip and extend our location to Beaches Turks and Caicos on one of the world’s most stunning beaches, Grace Bay.
Each day, you will have time on the courts to improve your game with clinics led by Pickleball Pros, while also enjoying the 5-star resort and the all-inclusive amenities Beaches has to offer. Everything is included. Every restaurant. Every bar. Everything on the menu. Every water sport. Every land sport. All included!
Meet Your Pickleball Pros
Coach Russell is the owner of Suncoast Pickleball Training Camps (Montreat, NC) as well as the part-owner of the Creekside Sports Club in Black Mountain, NC. He has competed and medaled in large tournaments such as the German Open, Huntsman, USAPA Nationals and the US Open. Suncoast started in 2015 after a 36-year career in Parks and Recreation and organized 15 tournaments a year in the state of Florida. He became the full time Pickleball Pro at Creekside in 2018 and as an IPTPA and IFP certified professional, he is an expert in player development while working with 40 of the top pickleball pros each year at his training camps.
John & Leesa Walker
John & Leesa are a dynamic duo who are most commonly described by the adjective PASSION! Both are Master Certified IPTPA instructors, the highest certification available. Leesa is Director at Pickleball Charlotte where she oversees instructional programming, leagues & competitive events. John is a lead instructor at Pickleball Charlotte and a frequent medalist in tournament play. John and Leesa are Brand Ambassadors for Paddletek. They often travel locally and abroad to share their passion and expertise of the great sport of pickleball!
Location and Accommodations
Beaches Turks and Caicos is an all-inclusive resort. Everything needed for a fantastic vacation is included except for your airfare! Non-playing friends and spouses are welcome! We do not charge extra for entry into the round-robin tournament or any other pickleball activities, so non-playing friends and spouses get to enjoy a Caribbean vacation at the same great value!
Prices start at $6812/all-inclusive room ($3406per person based on double occupancy) in the French Village Luxury Rooms
Upgrades are available in the Italian Village and Key West Villages with and without a butler.
Included in Your Stay
- Pickleball Instruction/Tournament
- 5 Star All-inclusive luxury resort accommodations
- Gourmet Dining: all food and beverages
- Unlimited premium drinks and cocktails
- Water and Land sports
- Fitness center
- Multiple restaurants
- Daily activities and nightly entertainment
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Private Cocktail Party
- Private Beach Farewell Dinner
- Most Gratuities
NOT Included in Your Stay
- Travel Insurance
- Gratuities for Butlers and shuttle drivers
Do you want to improve your game from some of the best instructors around, watching as they demo a new skill or drill and then coach you while you attempt to model it? A clinic trip sounds like a good fit.
Our clinic trips feature three hours of scheduled pickleball activity each day except on arrival and departure days. On arrival and departure day, you are welcome to use the courts but there are no scheduled clinics. Clinic mornings feature a minimum of two hours of clinics taught by our fantastic Pros, followed by an hour of Open Play, with the Pros mixing in with clinic participants. The clinics are separated in the best way possible, determined by our wise Pros, to accommodate a variety of skill levels. Each Pro writes their own agenda for the clinic topics so we do not have that until approximately one month prior to departure . However, rest assured you will learn lots from our talented group of instructors! Go home with new skills to show off along with your tan lines!
The final full day of the clinic trip is a round robin. The Pros will divide you into groups and set you up in matches. Lots of fun rotating among the courts!
Yes! Many of our guests arrive early or stay late to enjoy all the amenities our gorgeous resorts offer. We are pleased to help you save some money, too, by offering you the group rate we have negotiated with the resort.
No! Vaccination requirements have been lifted for all of our current destinations.
Sandals Resorts offer only one king bed in all of their rooms. However, we can request a rollaway for your room. If two beds are important to you, please consider one of our trips to Beaches Turks and Caicos. Beaches Turks and Caicos rooms offer both king beds and double queen bed rooms.
We highly encourage you to purchase travel insurance. After you have made your deposit and completed your client tasks on our portal, we send you travel insurance quotes from Allianz, a highly respected agency.
Yes! The resorts we use are luxury resorts that cater to anyone who is looking for fun in the sun. There is so much to do at the resort that you can easily fill your day and night without stepping foot on the pickleball court. Those looking for some relaxing down time will find that here too! The lounge chairs throughout the properties, both on the beach and at the pools, offer plenty of places for some R&R.
Discounts are not offered to non-players for the simple reason that we do not charge anything extra for our pickleball clinics or tournaments. All of our guests get a fantastic rate with lots of extra special touches, such as a private dinner on the beach for our group, a private cocktail reception for our group, a Meet & Greet, and a Welcome Bag. Pickleball is included for FREE!
A deposit of $400 is required to secure your room for your Pickleball in Paradise vacation.
- In the event that you need to cancel your trip, $200 of the deposit is refundable 95 days before your departure. Or, if you are unable to keep the reservation for your originally booked dates but would like to change to a different trip, the full deposit amount may be transferred to another Pickleball in Paradise trip through Straight Away Travel in the same calendar year.
- 95 days before the trip – the full balance for the trip is due.
- 95 days before the trip – all payments are nonrefundable.
- Room upgrades (based on availability)
- Butler service
- Private airport transfer
- Expedited airport services
- Extra nights at the resort at a discounted rate
- Island excursions
Private lessons may be available. We will only schedule 2 hours of private lessons each day, so we encourage you to book in advance.
To get more details about all possible upgrades, pricing, and availability as well as to schedule private lessons, please email [email protected] or submit the inquiry form below.
VIP Extras Included with Every Pickleball in Paradise Trip
- Discounted group rate for a luxury all-inclusive vacation
- Stress-free planning at no cost to you (when you book through Pickleball in Paradise we take care of every detail and you get discounted group rates that are cheaper than if you would have booked the trip online.)
- Meet & Greet with the Pros on the first evening of your trip
- Private cocktail reception with a selection of appetizers
- Private beach dinner for the group
- Welcome Bag for each guest with a Pickleball in Paradise T-Shirt and additional goodies from our sponsors
- 5 X 7 group photo
- and so much more!