• pickleball courts at Laurel Oak CC in Sarasota, FL

    Pickleball in Sarasota, Florida

Getting familiar with pickleball at Laurel Oak...

  • All players must check-in at the Tennis Pro Shop before going onto the court.
  • The Tennis Pro Shop has Pickleball equipment available to purchase.
  • Demo Paddles Available.
  • Guest Privileges
  • Members can reserve the courts online at laureloak.com or by calling the Tennis Pro Shop at 941.377.6161. 
  • Open play for all levels daily

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Pickleball Instructor & Rates

  • John Cangelosi

    John Cangelosi

    Director of Pickleball

    John is a USPTA certified pickleball and tennis professional and he brings extensive experience in the racquet sports industry.  He has most recently been the Director of Racquets and Fitness at Sarasota National Golf Club.  John currently competes at the professional pickleball level and has won several medals in professional singles and doubles.   His pickleball rating is 6.25 in singles and 5.57 in doubles. John also worked at Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnutt Hill, MA where he was the head of the upper junior program and also coached private lessons and clinics to members of the club.  He graduated from Connecticut College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and was a 4-year starter in both tennis and hockey.  After graduating, he played semi-professional ice hockey in Germany and tennis in the Boston PRO Tennis League.  He received a masters’ degree in Sports Administration from Boston College. John is passionate about teaching and growing the game and he’s very excited about taking our pickleball program to the next level.

Pickleball Clinic & Lesson Rates

  • To make a court reservation for Member play, please contact the Tennis Pro Shop at 941.377.6161 or book online
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required. Lessons cancelled in under 24 hours are subject to a $25 cancellation fee.

Intermediate Clinic
Mondays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Members $25 Per Player | Guests $35 Per Player
Designed for intermediate level players looking to improve their game with drills, more advanced shots, courts positioning, and strategic play.

Beginner Pickleball
Tuesdays 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Members $25 Per Player | Guests $35 Per Player
Designed for those who are new to pickleball. learn the rules around the kitchen and service as well as fundamentals of the game.

Stroke of the Week
Wednesdays 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Members $25 Per Player | Guests $35 Per Player
Practice and improve a specific skill followed by doubles game play.

Open Play
Intermediate | Mondays & Thursdays, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Beginner | Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. & Fridays, 9:00 a.m.
Mixers | Tuesdays & Fridays 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Come out for some doubles play. No reservations required and no need to organize play. Just show up for some fun.
Play games and meet other members.


1 Hour Private
Members $75 | Guests $85

1 Hour Semi-Private
Members $40 Per Player | Guests $50 Per Player

1 Hour Three & Me
Members $30 Per Player | Guests $40
Play doubles with the Pro and work on strategy and positioning.

Regular Member Play
To make a court reservation for regular play, please book on-line at laureloak.com or on the Laurel Oak App.