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Pickleball in Greece?

Hi all,

A few of us are travelling to Greece (Athens and then Porto Heli in the Peloponnese coast) and we were wondering if they play pickleball in Greece and if there were any places to play in these areas. A google search hasn't come up with very much so any info would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Lisa

Posted by
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You're lucky, I found you places to play in Athens. :))

https://www.athensareapickleball.com/where-we-play.html

The prices are in dollars and the members are American, which confirms that it is a sport mainly practiced in the USA, I am afraid that the vast majority of Greeks (and Europeans) do not even know what it is.

You should have practiced football! (socccer) LOL.

Posted by
5450 posts

What is pickleball?

I think that is your answer.

Posted by
3362 posts

ha ha donna, I bet you're right,. For Brits -- pickleball is just an easier-rule pat-ball back/forth on a tennis court, so us Oldies don't sprain something or fall down.

Posted by
30 posts

The link for pickle-ball listed on this discussion thread in 'Athens' seems to be Athens, Georgia U.S.A.
It's a great idea to pack a pickle-ball paddle in your bags (if you have the room) when you travel as it a great way to meet people and stay active on your vacation.
That being said, this worldwide pickle-ball site lists '0' pickle-ball courts in Athens, Greece:

https://www.globalpickleball.network/pickleball-courts/courts/city/489-athens-greece

Posted by
9436 posts

Pickleball is new to the San Francisco Bay Area but it’s becoming very, very popular and more and more parks are putting in Pickleball courts.

Posted by
1 posts

I found a pickleball court in Voula Athens, in Athines by the sea location. I am playing there now but I will leave Athens on Friday.

This is my post on Facebook page:
Good news:
Pickleball court in Athens
Address:

Leof. Alkionidon 4, Voula 166 73, Greece
I just played…perfect surface, very very nice people!
This is their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/southclubvoula?mibextid=LQQJ4d

Posted by
3991 posts

What is pickleball? Fun with a capital F. I wanted to have the equipment sent to Croatia to play but Amazon does not deliver there, yet. My husband doesn’t want to carry the net, paddles, and balls on the plane. I’m trying to convince him for our September trip.

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Barbara,

I am in Brooklyn too. Park Slope. I play at Pier 2 sometimes. I can understand the challenge of packing the net, but we are bringing paddles and balls in our carry on and will see what we can find locally.

Lisa