As pickleball is picking up in the area, one racket sport expert is making her way to Lakewood Ranch to build up an already popular club.
The Pickleball Club, a private complex with 12 indoor courts in Lakewood Ranch, announced Noel Quevreaux as the general manager of its first location. Quevreaux brings in over 45 years of experience to the role.
Most recently, Quevreaux was the Missouri Pickleball Club general manager. Before that she owned and managed the Sunset Tennis Center, during which time she built the first indoor pickleball courts in St. Louis, according to a press release.
“We are thrilled to welcome Noel to our growing team at The Pickleball Club,” COO Valerie McCarthy says in a statement. “Not only does she bring a wealth of knowledge to our organization, we believe her experience and expertise will further energize our efforts.”
In her role, Quevreaux will be responsible for club member experience, directing the team, managing memberships, planning events, instructional programing, retail operations, accounting and control, and managing facilities and IT.
“I love the fun and positive energy that pickleball brings to people of all ages,” Quevreaux says. “I’m passionate about creating an excellent customer experience for members, and I can’t wait to welcome them to this state-of-the-art club.”
The $10 million to $12 million complex is just outside Lakewood Ranch at 1300 Sarasota Center Blvd., between Fruitville Road and University Parkway, east of Interstate 75. The club has six more locations planned in Port St. Lucie, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, two in The Villages and Pinellas Park, with a goal of a total of 15 in four to five years' time across Florida. In November 2022, the club already had over 200 members signed up. It’s expected to open this spring.