Center Court Pickleball Club is set to open three locations of its indoor pickleball brand in 2024, including a location in Scottsdale.
The company says it aims to elevate the indoor pickleball experience with amenities more consistent with a high-end gym or golf club while still welcoming community members at all skill levels.
All courts at Center Court will be regulation-sized courts or larger, with “every court feeling like a Center Court.” Amenities will include a players’ lounge, locker rooms with showers, a wellness area with hydro massage and cryotherapy chairs, a stretch area, a retail shop, a beverage tap wall, grab-and-go food options, and social gathering and viewing areas.
“Pickleball enthusiasts deserve more than crowded courts and an unreliable game experience,” says CEO Wayne Morris. “Center Court Pickleball Club offers a premier indoor facility and exclusive community so you can connect with players that love the game as much as you do.”
Morris wanted to create a curated, members-only experience for all players and their guests. He brings more than 20 years of experience working with health clubs and previously worked in executive roles at The Ritz-Carlton and Ochsner Health. An avid pickleball player, he teamed up with Plexus Worldwide’s founder Tarl Robinson to create what he felt would be the ultimate destination for the fastest-growing sport in America.
“We want to inspire our communities to play pickleball for life,” says Robinson. “My hope is your time at Center Court will consistently be a highlight of your day.”
The company has already secured its locations in Gilbert (opening late spring 2024) and Glendale (opening early summer 2024) and is finalizing the Scottsdale location.
The clubs are purposefully designed with the players’ experience in mind. Players can reserve court space and engage in group sessions, clinics, leagues, tournaments, and open play where players can enjoy competitive social games with like-skilled players and other special events. Each location will boast a unique feature known as Center Court, which will be a notably larger court, offering additional seating and enhanced viewing experiences for feature and championship matches.
Center Court offers membership options for individuals as well as an innovative concept called Crew Memberships. This allows players to link their membership with family and friends at a discounted rate.