Lone Star Pickleball opened Nov. 1 in Spring. (Courtesy Lone Star Pickleball)
Lone Star Pickleball opened at 6130 Auburn Lakes Drive, Spring, on Nov. 1. The facility offers 12 regulation pickleball courts with open play as well as league and ladder play for various age groups and skill levels. Lone Star Pickleball Academy also offers lessons, referee certifications and other programs. The staff includes Program Director Ernie Ortiz, a certified instructor and two other professionals. League and membership information can be obtained through the facility. It is open daily. Other amenities at the site include an on-site cafe, a weight room, a soccer field, lockers and showers, according to Membership Ambassador Hank VanJoslin. 832-422-3447. www.lonestarpickleball.net
Ally joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Ally covers education, local government, transportation, business, and real estate development in The Woodlands. Prior to CI, Ally served as news content manager of KTSW FM-89.9 in San Marcos, Texas.
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.