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New indoor pickleball complex coming to Colorado Springs’ northwest side – Colorado Springs Gazette

Pickleball is in and trampolines are out on Colorado Springs’ northwest side.

Springs Pickleball, an indoor complex that will offer eight full-size courts and amenities such as a players lounge, gym and private party room, will open next month at 780 Vondelpark Drive, southwest of Interstate 25 and Garden of the Gods Road.

The complex takes over a building that formerly housed Trampoline World Gymnastics, which closed a few years ago.

Co-owner Scott Evans, who’s launching Springs Pickleball with his wife, Susan, said the facility will be one of the largest indoor pickleball complexes in the state and the biggest indoor venue in the Springs.


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It debuts Oct. 1-2 with an open house each day that will allow the public to tour the complex and play for free; Springs resident Scott Moore, who’s been ranked as the world’s No. 1 senior male pickleball player, will be on hand to sign copies of his book on improved pickleball play.

During a grand opening Oct. 3-9, Springs Pickleball will offer a week of drop-in play — no reservations needed — for a $10 fee. Afterward, players can pay to reserve court space or to participate in drop-in play; monthly memberships also will be available. 

Pickleball, invented in 1965, combines elements of tennis, badminton and pingpong. Its simple rules allow it to be played by all ages, providing participants with a chance for competition and exercise, according to the USA Pickleball Association, based in suburban Phoenix.

Evans, who also owns and heads Outreach Inc., a Springs-based media company that creates signs, banners, digital marketing campaigns and other products for churches and nonprofits, said he only started playing the sport about 1½ years ago, but quickly fell in love with it.

“I was a tennis player in high school,” Evans said. “When I started playing pickleball, it was just great exercise and then just a great way to meet people. It’s very social.”

He heard from pickleball players about a shortage of indoor courts. Evans, who also owns commercial properties and has remodeled some commercial buildings, began looking for a space that could accommodate indoor pickleball courts.

The 25,000-square-foot, two-story Trampoline World building fit the bill, Evans said; a limited liability company he formed purchased the building for $3.3 million in June, El Paso County land records show.


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The building is large enough to house multiple pickleball courts, and has an open floor plan that means there will be no poles or pillars to disrupt court play. High ceilings, which are 35 feet tall in some spots, also will mean that players won’t have to worry about banging balls off overhead obstructions, he said.

The main floor will have six courts; two more will be on the second floor, where a mezzanine will allow views of the first-floor courts.

“We haven’t had to move a single wall,” Evans said of remodeling the building. “It’s just laid out perfectly, specifically for pickleball players.”

Socialization is a big part of pickleball’s popularity, and Springs Pickleball will have features to accommodate players who enjoy getting together, Evans said.

An indoor lounge has …….

Source: https://gazette.com/premium/new-indoor-pickleball-complex-coming-to-colorado-springs-northwest-side/article_03af1c0e-383d-11ed-87a8-bb848193e5ad.html

Pickleball is in and trampolines are out on Colorado Springs’ northwest side.

Springs Pickleball, an indoor complex that will offer eight full-size courts and amenities such as a players lounge, gym and private party room, will open next month at 780 Vondelpark Drive, southwest of Interstate 25 and Garden of the Gods Road.

The complex takes over a building that formerly housed Trampoline World Gymnastics, which closed a few years ago.

Co-owner Scott Evans, who’s launching Springs Pickleball with his wife, Susan, said the facility will be one of the largest indoor pickleball complexes in the state and the biggest indoor venue in the Spring…….

Pickleball is in and trampolines are out on Colorado Springs’ northwest side.

Springs Pickleball, an indoor complex that will offer eight full-size courts and amenities such as a players lounge, gym and private party room, will open next month at 780 Vondelpark Drive, southwest of Interstate 25 and Garden of the Gods Road.

The complex takes over a building that formerly housed Trampoline World Gymnastics, which closed a few years ago.

Co-owner Scott Evans, who’s launching Springs Pickleball with his wife, Susan, said the facility will be one of the largest indoor pickleball complexes in the state and the biggest indoor venue in the Spring…….

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