Maui is set for its first ever state of the art pickleball complex! Founded by a group of four, Aloha Pickleball, is set to tackle its initial two-year goal of offering a 10-court facility — four indoor and six outdoor — with health and fitness facilities open to the public.
It’s clear the demand for pickleball is taking off on Maui with the recent Maui Pukaball Tournament at Wailea Tennis Club drawing 363 competitors.
The complex will reside in Kihei having secured a three-acre parcel in the Maui Tech Park, adjacent to Maui Brewing Company. The cost of the complex is budgeted at close to $10 million with the parcel alone accounting for 45% of the budget. With the high cost of land and construction, Aloha Pickleball is confident Maui and the Nation’s love for the sport is just beginning and will be looking to creative ways to offset those costs.
Set to be built over multiple phases, the 18,000 square foot facility will consist of three levels. The first floor will function as the welcome area, restrooms, pro shop, and four indoor courts. The second level will consist of close to 6,000 sqft offering a state-of-the-art fitness center, while the third floor will boast a health center with chiropractor, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, and other similar disciplines. Further down the line, they hope to add an additional five courts, bringing the total up to 15 courts.
The Tech park location was identified as the perfect location for its proximity to Kihei Charter School and the future Kihei High School, aiming to reach Maui’s younger demographic. Aloha Pickleball sees so much potential in the sport, they hope to become the bedrock of a future Maui Interscholastic Pickleball league.
Not only are they anticipating demand from local residents, but they also strive to one day host national level pickleball tournaments and play host to the professional circuits. Citing the success of indoor/outdoor facilities in Bend, Oregon, they received advice from Werner Zhender, who owns a similar facility in Bend.
Looking to cater to all demographics and level of players, Aloha Pickleball will offer a limited number of private memberships, offering drop-in players, lessons, clinics, and eventually training with certified teaching professionals.
Once the facilities are up and running, they will offer round-robin play, leagues, and tournaments for youth and seniors.
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