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Exciting All-inclusive Pickleball-focused Vacations

Find your happy place - Pickleball at Club Med in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic! Pickleball play includes professional instruction and coaching, open play, round-robin, and a mini-tournament. Open to all levels, including novice to advanced level players. Play Pickleball at a fabulous location while on vacation! Improve your game while having fun!

Expires: Feb 04, 2023

Deal Highlights

  • Open to all levels!
  • Includes professional instruction and coaching
  • Experience Club Med's all-inclusive resort

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Enjoy Club Med’s all-inclusive resort with its wide variety of amenities!

In addition to Pickleball, revel in all that Club Med has to offer, from sailing to yoga, from spa services to trapeze lessons - there is something for everyone at Club Med. Food, beverages, accommodations, and all activities are included in one price.

Happy Hour with a descendent of Pickleball’s original inventors, Patrick W. Smith, author of Picklepong to Pickleball:  Insights into the Game’s Origins with Anecdotes from the Original “Kitchen”  PLUS Food/Drink Recipes for the Ultimate Pickleball Party! 

Hear stories of Pat’s childhood experiences from 1960 - 1963 when he witnessed the game’s earliest play. Get your copy of Pat’s book includes how “the kitchen” came to be, along with original recipes, such as Aunt Gretchen’s famous Gherkin pickles! 

Dates & Pricing for Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

January 23 - 27, 2023 (4 nights / 5 days)
All-inclusive* cost:  from $1,085.00 per person 
January 28 - February 4, 2023 (7 nights / 8 days)
All-inclusive* cost: from $1,761.00 per person

*excludes air transportation


Sample Daily Schedule

7:30 am Leisurely Breakfast
9:00 am - 12:00 pm    Pickleball - instruction from professional coaches, round-robin with players closest to your skill level
12:15 pm Refreshing lunch
1:00 - 3:45 pm Gambol & Frolic - resort activities of your choosing
4:00 - 6:00 pm Pickleball - open play
6:30 pm Scrumptious All-You-Can-Eat dinner
8:00 pm Nightly entertainment / show, followed by music & dancing


PbVA is thrilled to have Pickleball Pro Lane Ethridge join us on the Punta Cana adventure!

Lane is a Pickleball Ambassador, seasoned tournament winner, sponsored pickleball athlete with Gearbox Sports, and certified through Pickleball Coaching International.  Lane serves as Director of Pickleball and President of the Wake Forest Pickleball Association; lead instructor for the JCC of Raleigh; Lifetime Fitness of Raleigh; and now Pickleball Vacation Adventures (PbVA)!   Passionate about playing and teaching pickleball, Lane enjoys sharing his love of the sport; he has a contagious ability to help others learn the game that teaches so much more about oneself and life than just hitting a pickleball around a court. 


I highly recommend Lane as a pickleball instructor because he is a talented athlete, but more importantly, he is an exceptional communicator, is a kind and gentle coach, and his instruction yields results. The drills were perfectly matched to my capabilities yet stretched me just enough, the pacing was perfect, and my confidence was bolstered. His instructions were clear, and it was really fun. I’m so inspired to continue improving and reaching my pickleball potential. In short, Lane is an excellent teacher all around.

Lisa Gilbert, PhD, Sequim, WA

Pickleball Coach Lane Ethridge provides the perfect amount of instruction and fun while teaching the game of pickleball. Lane focuses on technique, court position and strategies to help improve your game. He identifies opportunities to become a smarter and more offensive player and is an all-around great coach!

Corie Herschelman, Raleigh, NC

Lane Ethridge is always a total gentleman whether competing in Pickleball or just hanging out. I have known him for several years and have never seen anything but a fun-loving, nice guy. Always positive and encouraging. I have had him teach me on many occasions and it is amazing how well he teaches strategy at our level and makes it very beneficial as well as fun.

Angela Perry, Raleigh, NC


This is a Pickleball for a Cause Event!

Each Pickleball Vacation Adventure (PBVA) names and supports one charity as its beneficiary. For the 2023 Club Med Punta Cana PBVA, a percentage of all proceeds will go to support Doctors Without Borders. 


Contact Melinda Alcosser by phone at 310-903-5107 or by email at for booking and more information.

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