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All the best summertime activities in Seaside, from pickleball to lap pools

Margaret Abrams

Posted on Jun 16, 2023 in tennis , pickleball , pools

Summertime means time to unwind. But it also means you can try out new activities that you love or have never experienced before. Luckily, Seaside offers plenty of different fun fitness trends and classics. Whether you’re a regular tennis player or want to pick up pickleball, love sand volleyball and want to start shuffleboard, or are ready to ditch the beach for the lap pool, there’s truly something for everyone. Read on to discover the best ways to embrace all the activities our town has to offer.


450 Forest Street

Seaside is famous for its tennis, thanks to director Tracy Townsend, who has been on the courts for more than 20 years (he even writes his very own column for this newspaper). Tracy’s great with both beginners and all-stars, so make an appointment.

The town offers five Har-Tru courts – one of which is lit for night play – and three brand-new Pickleball courts for guests, members, and the public. And if you didn’t bring your tennis whites (or your racket) simply stop by the Pro Shop to stock up on whatever you’ll need to play.

For lessons, contact Tracy at or call (850) 231-2214.


Rent a court and get ready to play. It’s $48 an hour for rental guests and $50 for walk-ins. Club members get one hour complimentary daily with their membership card, based on availability with reservation, and then pay $50 for every additional hour. If you’ve never played before, mark your calendar for Monday from 10am to 11 am Intro to Pickleball Clinic.

Fitness Center

If you’re staying in town and feel like working out, head to the fitness center. It’s open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

All the best summertime activities in Seaside, from pickleball to lap pools


If you don’t feel like a dip in the Gulf of Mexico, head to the lap pool. But if you’d rather lounge, there are three community pools available to both Club members, homeowners, and guests staying in Seaside. All of the pools are open from 8 a.m. until dusk. Pool towels are available for use and seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. The adult pool is for guests 16 & up.


Austin Magee's Surf School has been teaching kids to surf for years. Head to Seaside Beach behind the Coleman Pavilion for lessons. Just call Austin first at (850) 217-4042 or email him at

All the best summertime activities in Seaside, from pickleball to lap pools


Get your downward dog on! Classes are daily unless there’s inclement weather – follow @seasideflyoga on Instagram to keep up. Simply bring your own mat or towel and a bottle of water and get ready for Gulf views while you practice your poses. Classes are at the Seaside Pavilion right behind the Pop-Up district. Vinyasa Flow starts at 8:30 a.m. with talented instructors who have been leading classes for years. There’s no need to register in advance, but feel free to e-mail if you have questions. Classes cost $25, and you can pay by Venmo, by cash or with a check.