Top 7 Places to Play Pickleball in Cypress
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Top 7 Places to Play Pickleball in Cypress

March 19 2024

Pickleball, an increasingly popular sport, traces its roots back to 1965 when it was invented by Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum on Bainbridge Island, not far from Seattle, Washington. They created it to entertain their bored kids during the summer. The game has since grown from a pastime with simple rules and handmade equipment to an international sensation, capturing the interest of players across Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Invented in 1965 by three dads in Washington State, Pickleball is a fun and exhilarating game that has rapidly gained popularity across the globe. What started with makeshift equipment and a bunch of bored kids one summer has now evolved into an internationally recognized sport, with dedicated courts popping up in every corner of the world, including Cypress.

Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, played on a smaller court than tennis with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes, resembling a wiffle ball. The game is typically played in doubles on a court about a third the size of a tennis court. Players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit the ball over a net. The objective is to volley the ball back and forth until one team commits a fault by letting the ball bounce twice, hitting it out of bounds, or failing to return it successfully.

With its accessible rules and equipment, pickleball appeals to players of all ages and skill levels, making it a popular choice for recreational activities and competitive play alike. If you are in the Cypress area and want to experience the fun and excitement of playing pickleball, here are the top venues to consider:

  1. Langham Creek Family YMCA: Located at 16725 Longenbaugh Drive in Houston, this facility boasts 8 hard concrete courts, of which 2 are indoors and 6 are outdoors. They are dedicated courts with permanent lines and nets. While a membership is required, the courts can be reserved and amenities such as restrooms, food, and water are available. Visit Langham Creek Family YMCA for more information.

  2. Fairfield Athletic Club: At 16055 Mason Road in Cypress, you'll find 6 courts, 2 indoors and 4 outdoors. While reservations are not allowed, their courts have permanent lines and portable nets. Lights and restrooms are available for players. Check out the Fairfield Athletic Club website.

  3. Rise Pickle: This venue on 11703 Spring Cypress Road in Tomball has 3 dedicated indoor courts. Apart from offering lessons, they provide amenities such as locker rooms, restrooms, and water. Reservations are accepted. Visit the Rise Gym website for more details.

  4. Villa Sport: Located at 12950 Barker Cypress Road in Cypress, they offer 8 courts, half of which are indoors. With permanent lines, portable nets, and access to food, restrooms, and locker rooms, this is a great spot for pickleball. For more information, visit the Villa Sport website.

  5. FTS Pickleball: At 18003 Shaw Road in Cypress, this venue offers 2 indoor hard courts open 24/7/365. Check out the Fast Track website for more details.

  6. Sun Auto Sports Complex: Located at 17120 House Hahl Road in Cypress, they provide 2 indoor wood courts. There's a one-time fee to play and you're allowed to reserve the courts. Visit the Sun Auto Sports Complex website for more information.

  7. Kluge Tennis Center: An increasingly popular place at 12803 Mcswain Road in Cypress that offers 5 indoor asphalt courts. Go to the Kluge Tennis Center website for more details.

Pickleball's unique combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton elements, simplicity, and competitiveness are driving its popularity, even among locals in the Cypress area. Whether you are interested in trying your hand at the game of pickleball, you have mastered your skills or you are somewhere in between, there are plenty of places to enjoy the game close to home.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 

Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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