The Lake Club, Lakewood Ranch’s most prestigious village, is known for providing its residents with an abundance of resort-level amenities and consistently adding more. With a grand opening on February 23, the village is now home to multiple state-of-the-art tennis and pickleball courts, and a Tennis Pro Shop as part of a new Tennis Center. 

“The staff was thrilled to showcase our new Tennis Center to our residents during our engaging grand opening event,” remarked Brad Jeffers, General Manager of The Lake Club. “The facility is already seeing steady use and enjoyment in its first month of operation, and it certainly adds to the many benefits of living in our beautiful and charming community.”

The grand opening involved tennis demonstrations by professionals Brian Gottfried and Scott Shields before The Lake Club staff and residents joined in on the fun with doubles matches, a fundraising game of Jai Alai Tennis, and a “blind line-calling” contest. The activities then moved on to the pickleball courts, where professional and coach Jay Jauden gave an informative exhibition, and residents showed off their skills in various contests.

“It was an honor to be a part of the activity on this memorable occasion for The Lake Club, especially alongside respected professionals and friends,” said David “Koz” Kozlowski, the newly appointed Director of Racquet Sports. “From the first tennis ball served to the last pickleball returned, it was upbeat fun for all.”   

This amenity development comes after the completion of luxurious enhancements to the park last year, which included a yoga lawn, children’s playground, fitness trail, dog park, and other sports courts. Central to the community’s exclusive enclaves, the continuous improvements add even more health and lifestyle-focused amenities to enhance residents’ lifestyles further. 

The Lake Club also affords homeowners access to the village’s private 20,000-square-foot Grande Clubhouse, acting as an exclusive gathering place for residents to host events and indulge in entertainment, dining, and sporting activities, among the many other enrichment activities signature to The Lake Club lifestyle.

To learn more about Lake Club living, visit the information center located at 8307 Lake Club Boulevard in Lakewood Ranch, call (855) 201-8065, or preview models, floor plans, and amenities at 


The Lake Club is a Tuscan-inspired, private club community of custom luxury homes featuring scenic lakes, decorative bridges, a unique mile-long park, and a Grande Clubhouse. The Lake Club is one of 16 actively selling villages in Lakewood Ranch, the 31,000-acre, best-selling master-planned community straddling Sarasota and Manatee counties on the west coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets of Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is home to more than 30,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, and the Sarasota International Cricket and Rugby Club. The Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club boasts three championship golf courses and tennis and athletic facilities. The Ranch also has its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and more than four million square feet of commercial property. For more information, visit or