Our vision is to build a centre that encourages all ages and skill levels to live a healthy lifestyle by playing pickleball and squash.
Pickleball has a light ball, low net, small court, and a slow bouncing ball. Connecting paddle and ball is easy and fun for small hands.
Combine the fastest growing sport in North America (pickleball) with "The worlds best workout" — Forbes (squash) and you get fun, fitness and friendship.
If you believe this centre is needed in our community, please make a donation and become a part of making this vision a reality.
In London & SouthWestern Ontario the existing pickleball & squash facilities have several problems including expensive fees, policies that exclude youth, limited court time, second rate courts, a lack of focus on racquet sports, and profit-driven priorities.
These obstacles exclude the average person and youth from achieving their fitness goals. Goals that could be obtained by learning the fun and exciting games of squash and pickleball.
We believe that our community is long overdue for a modern, professionally managed, affordable, not-for-profit pickleball & squash centre serving all ages and levels. Our centre with a licensed lounge and kitchen will be a comfortable place to relax, connect with old friends, and make new ones.
Our vision is to build a centre for pickleball and squash in SouthWestern Ontario situated in South London near the highway. Our proposal is to build seven squash courts (including one doubles court) and thirteen climate-controlled, indoor, year-round pickleball courts.
Our youth play area will give children aged six and older the opportunity to learn in clinics,
private lessons, and camps while playing with their friends. Sport encourages healthy lifestyles and social well-being. We believe pickleball and squash are perfect for youth to attain those goals.
Pickleball is a perfect entry sport for youth since the net is low, the court is small, the ball is light, and it bounces slowly. The ball becomes an easy target for a paddle in a child’s hands. Squash is perfect for those looking for additional physical challenges.
A PERFECT COMBO
Like peanut butter and jelly or Sonny and Cher, pickleball and squash are a perfect combination. Skills transfer easily between both games. Participants of either sport can easily move from one to the other depending on their ability, age, injury level, or energy on a given day.
You can choose between a “Pay-for-Play” or an “All-In” membership to play as much as you want. A fair court use policy will apply.
You will be able to book your own courts in person or online. With ample courts you will be able to play at times that fit your schedule.
FUTURE OF SPORTS
Pickleball is “Easy to Learn but Hard to Master” and that’s why it’s the fastest growing sport in North America.
Squash is renowned as the World’s Best Workout (Ranked #1 by Forbes) and the “Fastest sport on two feet.”
When Covid-19 is in the rear-view mirror we hope to be ready to put shovels in the ground and build this centre.
BE AN AMBASSADOR
If you or the children in your life would use this centre, I invite you to complete our feasibility survey and act as an ambassador to help spread the word and send others to this website.
Please make a donation to help defray development costs such as website design, legal fees, and so forth to make this vision a reality. You can e-transfer from your online bank account to us at [email protected]
If we build it, will you come? Tell us how. We’re offering free one-month memberships for everyone who completes the survey. Help us build a centre with the features important to you.
This Feasibility Study will cost approximately $20,000, so if you like to see this centre built, please make a donation ($50-$500) in order for us to make this a reality.
You can e-transfer from your online bank account to us at [email protected]
Money raised by donations will be spent on promotion (video production, advertising, website), lawyer fees, accountant fees, and a Certified Business Valuator. Not only will the money cover expenses, but it will also prove to future corporate donors that we have a committed community supporting our vision.
Click here to email [email protected] questions about making a donation.