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Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club Opens
Action News out of Philadelphia caught up with MBPC owners at the Ribbon Cutting on February 18th and got great footage of the ceremonial ribbon cutting, the 26,000 sf facility, as well as, a demonstration of “how to play” by some of the MBPC instructors. They documented the momentous occasion as Mayor Bert Steinmann of Ewing Township , Paula Sollami Covella (County Clerk), representatives from the Princeton Mercer and Lower Bucks Chambers of Commerce and Karin Rentschler, the official United States of America Pickleball Association Ambassador for the Greater Mercer County Area all joined in. Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club is open for business!
Women to Watch
“Our programming is featured around making sure people enjoy it. Our tagline is fun and fitness and that’s really what it’s all about.”
Co-Founder Becky Gabriele was featured in ‘Women to Watch’ for Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club! Becky talks about the pickleball club and how the journey to start the club began.
Eight Great New and Newly Renovated Pickleball Court Centers
“This dedicated indoor pickleball facility, which is the largest in the Northeast, features nine Pro-Cushion courts, making for play that’s easier on the joints and excellent ball response.”
Sports Planning Guide featured Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club as one of the eight great new and newly renovated pickleball clubs. They described MBPC’s has fenced courts to eliminate ball spray, specialized LED lighting and soundproofing among other amenities like an automatic ball machine, private event room and Merch Nook for gear, demos, gifts and more!
Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club Brings Trendy Sport to Ewing
“Growing the sport of Pickleball in New Jersey”
Search “Pickleball” in the Best of NJ and you will find Mercer Bucks Pickleball listed first and foremost. Best of NJ touts the many reasons Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club is the place to play. With our focus on socialization, state-of-the-art facilities, and many levels of play, it’s clear why our motto is “Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club, where fun and fitness meet on the court.” Read about the largest indoor Pickleball Cub in the Northeast – that’s us, MBPC!
Pickleball Craze Has Made Its Way to NJ!
“According to economists, it’s the fastest-growing sport in America and it’s come to Mercer County!”
As reported by the NJ Digest Online, Pickleball has brought a new level of sports frenzy to people all over the U.S.-New Jersey is no different! Facilities have been opening in different parts of the state for pickleball enthusiasts. In fact, NJ has just welcomed the largest pickleball club in all of the Northeastern region– that is us- Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club! Read all about some of the other Clubs in NJ–but remember who was at the top of the list!
New Jersey Embraces Pickleball Craze With Biggest Club in the Northeast
“Now the Northeast’s largest Pickleball facility is set to open in Ewing.”
NJ Monthly caught wind of the neighboring Yardley, Pennsylvania, couples the Voelzkes and Gabrieles who began playing Pickleball in their cul-de-sac during the pandemic. Back then, they were happy with just a makeshift court which only required a net and tape. Soon enough, the retired empty-nesters were Pickleballing every day. The quartet’s desire to play didn’t die down as winter approached, but indoor options were lacking. So the friends became business partners and Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club was born.
Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club Set to Open in Ewing
“A state-of-the-art Pickleball facility is coming to Ewing Township.“
U.S 1 PrincetonInfo.com shared the news about how owners visited Pickleball facilities across the country to make sure they could bring the best-of-the-best to Mercer and Bucks counties. While it wasn’t easy to find the perfect structure that was also in a great location, the owners of Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club are excited that they found the perfect combination of both in Ewing, NJ.
Mayor Bert Steinmann of Ewing Township Shares the Excitement Over MBPC
“Mayor Bert Steinmann got a “sneak peek” of the club.”
It was fall 2020, when the Voelzkes and the Gabrieles decided to stripe a court with painter’s tape in their cul-After Mayor Bert Steinmann’s visit to Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club, the township website educated its residents on what Pickleball is and encouraged them to check MBPC out! They told their residents about what a fun and easy to play activity Pickleball is and how lucky they all were to have Mercer County’s first indoor dedicated pickleball facility located right on Sullivan way in Ewing.
After Bonding Over the Sport, Yardley Foursome Serves Up Indoor Pickleball Site
“What started as a painter’s tape court in a Yardley cul-de-sac has blossomed into a 26,000-sq.-ft. indoor pickleball facility, launched by two couples.”
It was fall 2020, when the Voelzkes and the Gabrieles decided to stripe a court with painter’s tape in their cul-The Gabrieles and the Voelzkes bonded over the quirky game in the summer of 2020, playing on a homemade court at the end of their driveways. They enjoyed the fun and fitness aspects and appreciated the socialization it brought. Little did they know that some months later they would be going into business together and turn that affinity for the sport into a business.
New 26K square-foot indoor pickleball club opening in N.J.
“Two Pennsylvania couples turned business partners will open Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club, New Jersey Capital County’s first indoor pickleball facility, later this month.”‘
It was fall 2020, when the Voelzkes and the Gabrieles decided to stripe a court with painter’s tape in their cul-de-sac. They both hadbecome obsessed with the fun and fitness elements of the game and enjoyed getting to know each other, as new neighbors, over many games of pickleball right at the end of their driveways. With many of their friends in both Mercer and Bucks counties looking for an indoor pickleball solution, both couples decided to team up to build Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club. Read on to learn more about their story as told by NJ.com.
Monday Sports Update – Pickleball Edition
“NOW THEY ARE EXCITED TO SHARE THEIR PICKLEBALL CLUB, COMMUNITY, AND PASSION WITH YOU. COME VISIT MERCER BUCKS PICKLEBALL CLUB – “WHERE FUN AND FITNESS MEET ON THE COURT”‘
What do you get when four recently retired, new neighbors spend too much time during a global pandemic playing Pickleball on their taped cul-de-sac court? MercerMe is the first publication to publicly share the origin story of how Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club came to be. After researching every indoor Pickleball Club on the Eastern seaboard and beyond and then scouring Mercer and Bucks counties for the perfect location, owners Sharon and Bob Voelzke and Becky and Frank Gabriele look forward to opening their doors during January 2022.
It’s Really Happening!
We can’t wait to introduce you to Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club located at 370 Sullivan Way in Ewing, NJ.
We will be the largest indoor Pickleball Club in the Northeast serving Mercer and Bucks counties boasting 9 fenced and cushioned courts, state-of-the-art audio/visual system, expansive instructional programs, social (open) play and welcoming common areas across our 26,000 square feet for all to enjoy. Targeting an open date in January 2022. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date:
Complete List of Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club Articles
Women to Watch – October 7, 2022
Sports Planning Guide – 2022
Jersey’s Best- April 1, 2022
Best of New Jersey- March 21, 2022
NJ Digest Online- March 16, 2022
Channel 6 Action News – February 19, 2022
New Jersey Monthly- February 14, 2022
Community News.Org – February 1, 2022
Newtown Yardley Online – February 1, 2022
Patch Princeton – February 1, 2022
Yardley Voice – January 25, 2022
Princeton Info – January 12, 2022
Ewing Township – January 11, 2022
BucksCo.Today – January 7, 2022
NJ.com – January 5, 2022
Patch Princeton – January 4, 2022
Bucks County Herald – December 30, 2021
LBCCC – December 21, 2021
Princeton Mercer Chamber – December 21, 2021
Lower Bucks Times Article – December 20, 2021
Reporter Online – December 17, 2021
Patch Yardley – December 16, 2021
MercerMe – November 22, 2021
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