About Mississippi Gulf Coast Pickleball Inc.

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Pickleball was introduced to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2012. We have grown from two lined tennis courts to a 12 dedicated outdoor court complex, 11 additional dedicated courts at four other sites, 11 lined public tennis courts, and 23 indoor courts. We have 800 players across the coast ranging in age from 10 to 90. One hundred fifteen players are Veterans. Pickleball is in the physical education curriculum of a middle school, junior high school, and a junior college. We are vigorously working with various local school districts to advance the sport. Numerous Mississippi Gulf Coast players are medal winners in tournaments nationwide. We are proud of how far we have come. We welcome you to join us and experience the joy of playing pickleball.

Vision Statements

Promote the sport of pickleball in order to provide a physical and mental wellness program to improve the lives of the general population.

Emphasize efforts towards the rapidly growing aging population that is projected to grow at a faster pace than any other age group.

Promote pickleball to all generations in order to grow the sport along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Goals Statements

Coordinate with city and county governments to develop infrastructure and resources to provide indoor and outdoor dedicated pickleball courts.

Partner with private organizations to solicit funding and to promote the value of this sport to community leaders and citizens.

Develop an outdoor complex complete with a minimum of 12-18 courts complete with state-of the-art lighting, shade structures and a restroom/concession/storage facility.

Promote the marking of existing tennis courts by municipalities to accommodate pickleball play.

Develop government owned facilities that are unused or minimally used to create satellite indoor court locations.

Coordinate with faith-based groups to promote pickleball as a family fellowship activity.

Promote pickleball play among the veteran population. Harrison County has the second largest veteran population in the State.

Provide opportunities for skill development and competition.

Maintain a comprehensive information hub of pickleball activities

Provide a pickleball destination site with a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and residents alike to experience southern hospitality and great opportunities for play.

Foster the growth of a unique, inclusive community focused on fun and fitness.