Fans of the fast-growing sport pickleball will soon have a new place to play in the Midlands. 24 Hour Pickleball recently purchased its first land site at 4590 Augusta Road in Lexington, which will be home to the largest indoor pickleball facility in South Carolina.
The 24 Hour Pickleball club will include 12 pickleball courts – eight indoors and four outdoors. The indoor courts will be under a bubble dome air structure which will allow them to remain open in any weather and during all four seasons. The club will also have an outdoor social space for events and room for multiple food trucks, according to a news release.
24 Hour Pickleball is a pickleball training club for learning, playing and competing at all skill levels. Its mission is to provide coaches with the flexibility and opportunity to set their own schedule and to provide players the opportunity to learn the game of pickleball when it is most convenient for them.
“We are very excited to break ground on our first site, right here in the Midlands of South Carolina,” said 24 Hour Pickleball’s project manager Mitch Craps. “Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country right now Our club will give members of our community the chance to learn, play, and compete in a climate controlled, state-of-the-art facility.”
Construction started this month and plans are to open the doors by June 2023. More sites around the state and the southeast are also in the works.
24 Hour Pickleball will be a members-only club and will host tournaments and league play throughout the year. The club will also have certified coaches available for training and learning the sport at all levels of play.
More sites throughout South Carolina and the southeast are already in the works and will be announced soon.