Most players still wear
But did you know there are actually many benefits to playing the sport naked?
Keep reading to discover the 9 surprising benefits of playing
We’ve also answered some burning FAQs about nude
pickleball is freeing
Toss out that baggy t-shirt and too-tight pair of shorts.
Without clothes to constrict your movement,
There’s also less room for error or bad habits from being uncomfortable or restricted by clothes.
Instead, you can focus completely on bettering your technique, accuracy, and power with every shot.
2. You’ll need a better strategy
It’s an unspoken rule in nude
This means you need to be creative and strategic with the shots you do make, like cross-court dinks, lobs, and drop shots.
Careful strategy and calculated shots play a much larger role in naked
3. You’ll have to do less laundry
Think about it. Less sweaty clothes mean fewer clothes to wash, especially if you’re playing
It also means less money spent on expensive
With fewer distractions from chores like laundry or shopping, you’ll be able to spend more time relaxing, socializing, and refining your
4. No tan lines!
Aesthetically speaking, nude
pickleball builds community
Nudity allows players to connect with their competitors on an intimate level—it creates a sense of bonding and trust amongst players which can help them work as a team and increase morale during matches.
6. It’s empowering
It provides an opportunity for self-expression through sport without caring about what others think or say—and that has both mental health and social well-being benefits, too!
7. It’s natural—and cooling
Being nude also allows players to be more closely connected with nature when playing
Feeling the sunshine on your skin or hearing the sound of birds chirping can give an unparalleled sense of joy that’s difficult to get from textile (clothed)
Plus, less clothing means you’ll keep cool in warmer temps and under the hot sun. Just don’t forget your sunscreen.
8. It’s easier to keep your eye on the ball
Let’s face it—looking at other people’s private areas isn’t exactly ideal.
That’s why you’ll be more motivated to focus on the ball when playing
9. Finally, playing nude
pickleball is simply fun!
Being totally exposed while playing in a competitive environment makes it exciting and playful. It’s a feeling like no other.
Plus, there’s always plenty of laughter between friends who play
Be aware of the increased potential for a bad sunburn and wear lots of sunscreen on your entire body- especially those areas that don’t usually see the sun.
With less clothing comes less layers of protection against bruises, scrapes, and court burns. Be careful when sliding or diving for the
Although you can’t just show up to your local court, gym, or community center to play
The clothing-option version of the sport must be played in private nudist resorts or communities and agreed upon and consented to by everyone involved.
For anyone opposed to nude
There are tons of nudist or naturist resorts in America and around the world that offer nude
Here are just some of the places to play nude
Cedar Waters Village in New Hampshire
Cypress Cove Nudist Resort (hosts the popular Clothing Independence Day
Caliente Club and Resorts in Land O’ Lakes
White Horn Lodge in Beaver, PA
Eden RV Resort
Caliente Club and Resorts
Although it’s called nude
You’ll also need the usual
It’s also really important to wear lots of sunscreen and stay hydrated!