Grand Hotel Welcomes Pickleball


We are proud to announce that Grand Hotel has just added two new Pickleball courts! All guests are welcome to come relax, compete, and play on the only clay pickleball courts in the state of Michigan!

Pickleball was created in the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island – a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. A family friendly game, pickleball games take place on a badminton size court with four players. Combining the elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, pickleball is a great way to enjoy a fast paced game that’s easy to learn and fun to play!

The USAPA official Pickleball ambassadors for Mackinac Island, Marge and Rich Lind, are island residents who spend time in Arizona each winter where they first discovered the sport. Upon returning home to Mackinac this spring, they wanted to introduce residents and tourists to the game and spread the contagious pickleball excitement! As one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S., Grand Hotel welcomes all guests to come enjoy two of the 1800+ pickleball courts in the United States.

Cole Heule, Grand Hotel’s Tennis Pro, is available to teach the beginner this exciting sport. Paddles and Pickleballs are available at the tennis pro-shop.

Check out our website for more information.

7 thoughts on “Grand Hotel Welcomes Pickleball

    • Hi Deborah,
      Our Tennis Pro is on hand to give guest instruction.

  1. Played pickleball on the clay courts today and it was a wonderful experience. The ball takes a completely different bounce which makes you really hussle. What a pleasant surprise to know that this sport is available @ The Grand for everyone to try.

  2. My wife and I played on July 1. It was a great experience and we met two other couples that we played with. Great sport to work out physically. Thanks for the opportunity to play there.

  3. Can non-guests pay to use the pickleball courts, or are they restricted to hotel guests?

    • Hi Shoshana, you can certainly pay to use the pickle ball court. If you call our Tennis Pro, Agata at 231-527-8044 or email her at she’ll be happy to provide you with more information on rates and availability times.

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