June 19, 2023

Including Pickleball Aligns with Our Goals

When we set out to design our first 55 and better community — The Vineyards at Hallstead Reserve, the inclusion of a pickleball court was a deliberate decision made to meet the specific needs and preferences of the residents. Our goal here, at Napolitano Homes, was to create and build a community that would provide an active and engaging lifestyle for adults, and pickleball perfectly aligns with this goal.

Our pickleball court, at the Vineyards at Hallstead Reserve, was integrated into the community’s amenities for several reasons. First, pickleball is a sport that is highly accessible and appealing to everyone. Its smaller court size and slower pace compared to other racquet sports make it more manageable for individuals with varying levels of mobility and fitness. As a result, it becomes an ideal activity for residents within a 55 and better community who may have specific physical limitations or preferences.

Second, pickleball promotes socialization and fosters a sense of community among residents. The game’s doubles format encourages interaction and teamwork, providing opportunities for individuals to connect, build friendships, and form social bonds with their neighbors. This aspect aligns with the objectives of a 55 and better community, which often emphasize creating a close-knit and supportive environment where residents can engage in activities together and enjoy each other’s company.

Last and most important, the inclusion of a pickleball court also reflects the focus on promoting an active lifestyle within the community. All adults benefit greatly from regular exercise, both for physical and mental well-being. Pickleball offers a fun and engaging way to stay physically active, contributing to improved cardiovascular health, enhanced balance and coordination, and increased range of motion. By providing a dedicated space for pickleball, the community encourages residents to maintain an active lifestyle, supporting their overall health and quality of life.

We recognize that older adults today are seeking more than just a place to live—they desire a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle that allows them to pursue their hobbies, engage in recreational activities, and connect with like-minded individuals. By providing amenities such as a pickleball court, the community aims to create an environment that caters to these needs and offers a range of activities that promote overall well-being and enjoyment.