The Fernandina Beach Pickleball Pirates is an informal group, not a club.
We are using City property (pickleball courts at Central Park on Atlantic Avenue) and are subject to the rules and regulations of the City of Fernandina Beach. There are no dues, meetings, or membership requirements. There is a “Pickle Jar” for donations for purchase of balls, loaner paddles, supplies, and improvements to the courts.
Our schedule of Group Play (also known as "Drop In Play") is posted on this website and at the bulletin board at the courts. To play at other times, you will need a key to the gate which can be obtained at Parks and Rec Office located at the Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Dave Cultice brought pickleball to Amelia Island and was our first USAPA Ambassador. An ambassador is a volunteer who has pledged to promote the sport of pickleball and the USAPA in the local area they have applied to represent. Patty Sorensen was a co-Ambassador for 2019. Currently, Shelly Duncan is the Ambassador for Amelia Island.
If you would like to get on the Fernandina Beach Pickleball Pirates group email list, send an email to and ask to be added. We also have a facebook group - find us & join!
Beginner Intro Session to Pickleball held every Sunday from 3 to 4pm by volunteers from the Fernandina Beach Pickleball Pirates. Balls and loaner paddles are provided. There is no fee.
If you participate – please wear athletic clothing, court shoes, and bring water to keep hydrated.
We show you how to hit balls, how to serve, review some basic rules, and you will play a game or two to become familiar with how to keep score. You are welcome to come to as many Sunday sessions as you need to become comfortable with the game.
To learn more about pickleball – Visit the USA Pickleball website for basic rules and videos, click here.
FYI – if you decide to buy a paddle or other equipment from Pickleball Central, the group has a discount code CRFERN which if you use it, will get you a 5% discount and earn the group points toward new equipment.
Get all kinds of clothing and accessories with our Pickleball Pirate logo! Group buys occur at various times of the year. Or purchase your own directly from P5 Promotions located at 1875 S. 14th St, Fernandina Beach ,FL 32034.