Racquetball Court Renovation


Racquetball court conversion: Learn how to renovate 800 sq. ft. of racquetball court space into profitable group exercise area for small-group fitness and personal training in your health club.

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I Want To Convert My Racquet Court Into Revenue Producing Space

Convert your Racquet Court into a Functional Training Space 


Racquetball court conversion leads among trending renovation projects in health clubs nationwide. The following racket court refurbishment, and rehabilitation concepts expose untapped potential and immediate value added. Simply click on, scroll, or swipe through our fitness concepts. Each of the following fitness design renderings are available in full 3D detail. We specialize in fitness facility upgrade. The following images are racquetball court conversion concepts. How many people use your racquetball courts per hour? In 2011 top line fitness participation was rated at 60% while racquet sports reported only 12% participation[1]. The falling racquet sports trend has not recovered. In fact, in health clubs the rate is unreported. The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) did not include statistics on racquetball court use from 2008 forward. That says a lot.

We know racquetball courts simply are not used at capacity today due to low interest and high racquet sports injury. According to The Coalition to Prevent Sports Eye Injuries, there are more than 600,000 eye injuries related to sports or recreation each year. 42,000 of these injuries require emergency room attention[2]. And, according to the National Eye Institute, participants of racquet sports rate in the top 4 highest rates of injury in sports[3]. Why would you continue to invite this type of liability? Why waste the space? How much money are you losing on each 800sq. ft. racquetball room in your health club? Can you imagine your fitness members or clients walking through your facility doors to see design features like these? What type of experience do you envision for your facility?

Racquet Court Renovation Ideas 


  • Top left back view of a racquetball court upgrade conversion in a health club into a functional training space.
  • Top right front view of a racquetball court upgrade conversion in a health club into a functional training space.
  • Racquetball Court Conversion for TRX Suspension Training
  • Racquetball Court Conversion for Group TRX Suspension Training

Awesome Renovations! I’m Ready To Remodel My Racquet Court

What are your racquetball courts costing you? 


What is the cost of keeping 800 square feet available for the few active users you have in your facility vs. converting them into a well-used fitness area? A better question might be — How much group fitness and personal training revenue are you losing? Are you a club owner or facility manager who feels like you are being held hostage by 6 racquetball or squash players over closing or converting one or more of the racquetball courts or squash courts in your facility? There are many creative alternatives to a best use of your racquetball or squash courts. With the right planning and design, your converted racquetball or squash court can service as many as 24 participants delivering exercise programming from High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) or variable training sessions, Small Group Training (SGT), functional training and a variety of many other types of exercise and training formats.

How do you utilize racquetball court space in your facility? 


If you find yourself searching for more space to create the ultimate functional training environment, then look no further than your racquetball or squash courts. They are under-used, costly and simply out of style. Creating the perfect functional training environment with innovative and entertaining features isn’t difficult. It can be as easy as choosing accessories that fit the needs of your future classes or exercise sessions, and sketching out a simple floor plan with defined zones for specific and engaging activities. Once you’ve sketched your basic layout of the future training zones and then list the potential activities or exercises in each zone, you can show how you plan to arrange them to create the sessions or classes for your new space. You should consider the options of defining your zones based on requests from department managers, members, or participants of other exercise programs existing elsewhere within your facility. Some operators and fitness managers define areas with simple products such as colored fabric tape, stenciling paints and a more refined use of custom functional flooring graphics or tiles. Both fabric tape and painted markings with stencils can get the job done, but the outcomes are typically less than desirable, these tactics leave your floor looking horrible after only a few uses. Dedicated facility operators can take advantage of the professional choice of using custom and functional flooring graphics or tiles to provide the best experience for your members.


Yes, I’m Ready To Define Value Added Spaces For Customer Retention

How can you convert court space into a small group fitness zone?

Defining your space with special flooring graphics or specialty flooring tiles provides definitive zones for your members and exercise participants to find their place in your new classes and facilities. Flooring graphics or high-end tile solutions provide a clear and consistent training tool that virtually connects the dots for users. Allowing constant awareness for exercise participants of where to place their hands and feet while following a coach or instructor’s direction is a key benefit of flooring graphics or specialty flooring in the newly converted racquetball or quash court turned into a functional training zone. Running a successful small group and team training program with a functional training focus is not as simple as creating the right environment and atmosphere, you will need to address several other points including scheduling, class format, and how your new personal training sessions and small group exercise classes merge along with your traditional group fitness classes located elsewhere in your facility.

How to you choose price points, class formats, and engage club members?


You will deal with operational points such as how to charge for your new class or sessions. Will you charge by the class, or sell a class pack of 10 or 20 classes, or possibly charge an added monthly fee on top of your normal dues? How will you manage the sales process for existing members or clients and also new member inquires. You might consider the point of sales process and how you present the value proposition of small group training to existing members, patients, and guests or to new participants. All of these items and more are important points you will need to address in order to have a successful small group and team training addition to your facility. Let me help you begin with a smart plan to convert your existing underutilized racquetball courts and/ or squash courts, then we can decide on the best strategy for meeting your facility director’s, managers, members, patients, clients or student’s needs, expectations, and overall desired experience.

What are the benefits of racquetball court conversion?


Increase in member group fitness participation
79%
Increase in club member referrals
35%
New Member Closing Percentage
75%
Increase in Non Dues Revenue
26%

1. “2012 Sports, Fitness and Leisure Activities Topline Participation Report.” Promoting Sports & Fitness Participation and Industry Vitality. SFIA, 2012. Web. 24 Sept. 2014.
2. “SPORTS-RELATED EYE INJURIES.” West Michigan Eyecare Associates, A Member of Vision Source. West Michigan Eyecare Associates, 4 Apr. 2014. Web. 24 Sept. 2014.
3. “Sports with the Highest Rates of Eye Injuries.” National Eye Institute (NEI). National Institutes of Health (NIH), 5 July 2014. Web. 24 Sept. 2014.


Would you like to learn more about racquetball court conversion? 

If you are responsible for operating exercise or fitness facilities and you would like to learn more about racquetball court conversion, develop more sophisticated systems and experiences for your members and clients, please contact us today. If you would like to simply comment on our design portfolio, we want to hear from you.

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racquetball court conversion was last modified: November 15th, 2017 by Derek Curtice