MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A new professional, indoor pickleball court facility was officially unveiled in Cumberland County.
Smash Point Pickleball is owned and operated by two partners Vinay Joshi and Vijay Varadarajan, who first came to acquire the future home of Smash Point Pickleball back in February of 2023.
According to Joshi, he has been an avid fan of pickleball for several years, which is one of the reasons he wanted to open a facility of his own.
“I had been playing pickleball for years, and since the pandemic, I have been playing a lot with my friends – we all just got hooked [on pickleball],” Joshi explained. “The only downside was that we couldn’t play during the winter or if the weather was bad outside, so I thought ‘Why not have an indoor pickleball facility’.”
According to Joshi, after the two partners acquired their 25,000-square-foot facility, they worked on renovating the space with the help of their general contractor, Weidner Construction Services.
The new professional Smash Point Pickleball facility will feature:
- 8 professional, regulation-sized pickleball cushioned courts (30X60)
- 2 ‘Skinny Singles’ courts (half sized courts for 1 vs. 1 matches)
- Seating area around courts
- Pro retail shop (offers paddles, balls, shoes, clothes, etc.) and more!
The new facility will have a capacity of about 450 guests, which will allow Smash Point Pickleball to host larger-scale tournaments. The new facility will also offer group lessons and private lessons for individuals looking to step up their pickleball game.
According to Joshi, interested pickleball enthusiasts will have multiple payment plans and memberships to pick from, with each option being catered to meet the needs of frequent and recreational pickleball players alike.
To check out these different memberships and plans, you can click here.
Smash Point Pickleball is located at 97 Gateway Drive in Mechanicsburg and their business hours of operation are:
- Mondays – Fridays // 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Saturdays – Sundays // 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
According to Joshi, he eventually plans on keeping the facility open 24/7.
“This has been a dream of mine for a long time. I am just really excited to open this up for the community,” Joshi said.
The new Smash Point Pickleball held its official grand opening on Saturday, July 29.