Workers began construction on the complex Feb. 9, which is expected to be completed before the end of the year, according to a news release from the city.
The $11 million facility is being built next to The Courts of McKinney, the existing outdoor tennis courts. In addition to six indoor courts, the complex will have training rooms, administrative offices, locker rooms and a viewing mezzanine on the second floor. The addition will bring the total number of tennis courts at the park to 29.
"Our mission is to continually enhance our parks system with new features and activities that will excite our residents and bring people to McKinney for a day, a long weekend or even a lifetime," Director of Parks and Recreation Michael Kowski said in the release. "This new indoor facility will deliver such an attraction and meet the growing demands we're seeing from both visitors and new residents to the area. Most importantly, it will provide to our passionate local players an exceptional daily experience within a first-class complex."
When The Courts of McKinney first opened in 2012, it had 11 courts. Since its previous expansions, pickleball has also been incorporated into the programming overseen by Impact Activities.
"We have seen so much support from the tennis community and the city since day one, and what an incredible way to mark the Courts' 10th anniversary with the addition of this beautiful six-court indoor facility," Matt Hanlin, president of Impact Activities, said in the release. "This will bring to our ever-growing community all year-round programs, tournaments and special events in a truly remarkable setting."
Once the indoor complex is complete, the city expects to pursue large-scale tournaments and provide guaranteed play with inclement weather, according to the release.
Last year, The Courts of McKinney hosted the USA Mid-South Regional Pickleball Tournament that brought 1,000 players from across the country to McKinney for four days. Other major events recently held at the complex include high school, college, amateur, and semiprofessional tournaments and an International Tennis Federation tournament. 972-547-7480. www.mckinneytexas.org/parksdevelopment