G.T. Bray Courts Listed as a Top 25 Facility

G.T. Bray Courts Listed as a Top 25 Facility
Posted on 08/13/2023
A group of people using various courts at the C.V. Racquet CenterMANATEE COUNTY, FL (August 13, 2023) – Manatee County’s investment in infrastructure—specifically in the areas of recreation and court sports—is paying off with more honors. Pickleball Magazine has named the pickleball facility at G.T. Bray Recreation Center one of the best in the country in its “25 Great Places to Play Pickleball” analysis.

The article curates a coast-to-coast collection of court complexes, “from ocean breezes to mountaintop views, finding outdoor pickleball courts open to the public is as easy as one, two, dink! We’ve compiled a list of just some of the wonderful places to play pickleball in the open air around the country.”

“G. T. Bray Pickleball Complex is a state-of-the-art facility. It’s no surprise to our users to be named one of the best,” said Deputy Director of Manatee County Sports and Leisure Services Molly White. “We have a great community, and we are happy to be able to meet their pickleball needs while attracting tournaments with players from all over the US.”

In addition to a rundown of the location, court count and contact information, the Top-25 list features a brief overview of the facility:

“Opened in 2022, the new C.V. Walton Racquet Center pickleball courts at the G.T. Bray Recreation Center are a terrific place to play. There are 20 courts, 14 of which are covered and include large ceiling fans to keep the air circulating during the hot summer months. Reservations for the outdoor courts may be made six days in advance. The reservation line opens at noon. Open play available daily.”

“It’s great to see recognition like this,” said Manatee County Commission Chair Kevin Van Ostenbridge. “It is an acknowledgement of the ongoing commitment to keeping our county amenities world-class.”

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