The privately owned Wolverine Pickleball has opened a huge $7 million indoor-outdoor facility at 235 Metty Drive in Scio Township, near Ann Arbor.
The club claims the 39,000-square-foot venue will be Michigan’s largest. Read our article from February to read about how the project was first announced.
A Dozen Courts
Wolverine Pickleball held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week as it revealed its new facility. The development features a round dozen pickleball courts, a lounge, a pro shop, and a bar.
It also has extensive outdoor facilities, offering bocce ball, cornhole, volleyball, and beach tennis. There is also another lounge area with fire pits.
Co-founders Christy Howden and Leslie White are the visionaries behind the new project, stating they have worked to open the club “to accommodate the popularity of the sport while creating a community of players.”
Their passion is to create a space where people can feel seen and be welcome, where they can have fun and engage in the health and social benefits that pickleball offers while connecting to a vibrant local community.
Wolverine Pickleball provides all the opportunities you need to enjoy the game to the full. Not only is its community welcoming and fun-loving, but it also fosters an environment of mutual respect.
You do not need to be a member of Wolverine Pickleball to play at the facility; however, members enjoy special benefits that include advance notice of events, advanced skills classes, and more.
It’s easy to get started; just click on this Register to Play link, create a profile, and you’ll have access to the club’s full calendar of events.
Wolverine Pickleball is housed in a converted warehouse in Ann Arbor, Michigan, an hour west of Detroit.
The ventilation systems and large, floor-to-ceiling garage doors provide plenty of air circulation.
Two Dynamic Women
Wolverine Pickleball will be on the leading edge of the entertainment/dining trend, with innovative food and drink offerings and additional outdoor activities. To follow its progress and active community, sign up for the newsletter here.
Christy Howden and Leslie White are the dynamic duo behind Wolverine Pickleball.
They met through their volleyball-playing daughters, and the connection was instant. As they recall, they said, “What if we created a place to play pickleball that included all the things we are missing when we play?”
The idea lit a spark that turned into Wolverine Pickleball. A friendship founded Wolverine Pickleball and continues to form the foundation for its community of players, members, and fans.
“A Great Site”
Meanwhile, in Plymouth, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. has promised the Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex $50,000 to build four new, permanent pickleball courts if the nonprofit can raise that much by January 14.
The nonprofit has already raised more than $32,000 toward its commitment.
Program organizers Mark Malcom and Pete Lamoureux wrote, “Plymouth is long overdue for outdoor pickleball courts. So far, we’ve secured a great site and partial funding.”
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