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Life Time Breaks Ground on 152,000-Square-Foot Athletic Country Club in Rosemount MN; Early 2025 Opening Planned



ROSEMOUNT, Minn. /PRNewswire/ — Life Time (NYSE: LTH), the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand, and the City of Rosemount, today broke ground on the future location of Life Time Rosemount. Life Time executives and Rosemount city and community leaders were on hand for the occasion, almost 31 years to the day when Life Time opened its first club. Today, Life Time operates more than 165 locations in 30 states and 40 major markets, including 24 in Minnesota.

The new, 92-000-square-foot athletic country club and adjacent 60,000-square-foot outdoor aquatics area and pickleball court development is a public/private venture between Life Time and Rosemount and will serve not only Rosemount residents but the entire Dakota County community and beyond.

“We’re excited to reach this important milestone as we bring our Healthy Way of Life programs and offerings to this fast-growing area in Dakota County, while also serving as part of our asset light growth strategy,” said Parham Javaheri, Life Time Chief Property Development Officer. “Our partnership with Rosemount and their financial investment in this project will have a positive health impact for area residents and a positive economic impact on further business growth for years to come.”

The new, 92-000-square-foot athletic country club and adjacent 60,000-square-foot outdoor aquatics area and pickleball court development is a public/private venture between Life Time and Rosemount and will serve not only Rosemount residents but the entire Dakota County community and beyond. Construction is now underway on the 12-acre site, located at the southeast corner of Akron Avenue and Connemara Trail. Life Time is planning for an early 2025 opening.

“We’ve been purposeful in looking for the right kind of growth in Rosemount to set us apart, and this innovative public/private partnership with Life Time hits the mark on so many levels,” said Rosemount Mayor Jeff Weisensel. “Our community places a high value on wellness, athletics, and parks and recreation, and bringing the country’s premier athletic club to Rosemount has been met with so much excitement and enthusiasm. It’s a perfect complement to round out what we have to offer residents and visitors.” 

Once open, the new Life Time will encompass all things healthy living, with unparalleled experiences, programming and amenities including six dedicated studios for barre, cycle, group fitness, Pilates and yoga; an expansive fitness floor for cardio, resistance and free weight training and specially designed small group training spaces; pickleball and basketball courts; leisure pool and whirlpools; and luxurious spaces for recovery with steam and sauna spaces, and exquisite dressing rooms. The club will also have Life Time’s full-service LifeCafe and LifeSpa, an outdoor beach club with lap and leisure pools, waterslides and an outdoor bistro. Additionally, there will be four outdoor pickleball courts. Life Time’s Kids Academy will provide studios and spaces for kids 90 days old to 11.

An online waitlist is available for those interested in becoming a Founding Member of the club. A Preview Center will open in 2024.

Life Time Rosemount will join 23 other Life Time clubs in Minnesota. In Dakota County, the company opened its first ground up destination in Eagan in 1994, followed by a small, express location in Apple Valley. Lakeville opened in 2007. For more information, visit www.lifetime.life. Additionally, follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

About Life Time, Inc.
Life Time (NYSE: LTH) empowers people to live healthy, happy lives through its portfolio of more than 165 athletic country clubs across the United States and Canada. The Company’s healthy way of life communities and ecosystem address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment for people 90 days to 90+ years old. Supported by a team of more than 35,000 dedicated professionals, Life Time is committed to providing the best programs and experiences through its clubs, iconic athletic events and comprehensive digital platform.


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Players World of Sports Welcomes New Ownership



HILTON HEAD, S.C., /PRNewswire/ — Players World of Sports, the esteemed local provider of tennis and pickleball equipment, apparel, and accessories, is excited to announce its recent change in ownership. With a long-standing history and strong reputation within the Hilton Head community, the business has been acquired by the dynamic duo of Daryl and Kathy Daye of Bluffton, SC, along with the powerhouse team of Jeff and Heather Yakes of Hardeeville, SC. As the torch is passed and the page is turned to the next chapter, South Carolina residents, businesses, and visitors should prepare for an energetic resurgence of expertise, excellence, and excitement throughout the local sporting community.

Players World of Sports, the esteemed local provider of tennis and pickleball equipment, apparel, and accessories, is excited to announce its recent change in ownership.

Since 1982, Players World of Sports has been proudly serving the Hilton Head Island community as an independent, family-owned business. Known for its expertise in tennis racquet selection, racquet restringing, and the fast-growing sport of pickleball, the store offers a wide selection of top-name brand racquets, paddles, apparel, court shoes, bags, and accessories.

Owned and operated by the Jilly family for over 20 years, Players World of Sports has built strong relationships and has become a recognized staple of the Hilton Head tennis community. With the new ownership, the business is poised to continue its tradition of distinction and commitment to the active lifestyles of the local region.

The new ownership team, consisting of long-time family friends and business partners Daryl and Kathy Daye, as well as Jeff and Heather Yakes, share a deep passion for an active lifestyle and a strong commitment to the local community as residents of the Hilton Head area. Drawing from their personal experiences as athletes, the new owners understand the needs of sports enthusiasts and are dedicated to providing exceptional service and quality products.

Under the guidance of General Manager Amy Wright, a tennis guru and a resident expert, the knowledgeable and passionate staff of Players World of Sports will continue to deliver an unmatched shopping experience. From greeting customers with a smile to providing guidance on product selection, the team is committed to ensuring customer satisfaction every step of the way.

Players World of Sports offers a wide range of products and services to support various sports, beach, and leisure activities. Tennis enthusiasts can explore a comprehensive selection of racquets, bags, balls, equipment, accessories, and apparel from top brands such as Babolat, Head Racquet Sports, and Wilson. For pickleball enthusiasts, the store carries paddles, bags, balls, equipment, accessories, and apparel from trusted brands like Selkirk Sport, Joola, and Onix. The store also offers footwear, as well as a wide range of men’s, women’s, and kids’ apparel. Thrilled to continue the legacy of Players World of Sports and serve the Hilton Head community, the new ownership group is committed to providing the best products and unparalleled customer service to all sports enthusiasts in the area.

For more information about Players World of Sports and to explore their offerings, please visit the store or their website at playersworldofsports.com.

About Players World of Sports:


Players World of Sports is an independent, family-owned business that has been serving the Hilton Head Island community since 1982. As experts in tennis racquet selection, racquet re-stringing, and the growing sport of pickleball, the store offers a wide range of top-name brand racquets, paddles, apparel, court shoes, bags, and accessories. With a passionate team and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Players World of Sports continues to be a trusted resource for sports enthusiasts in Hilton Head and beyond.

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Pickleball in California Sees Unprecedented Growth: Investment Needed

California’s pickleball surge necessitates investment in courts to meet demand and sustain growth.



Pickleball, the popular paddle sport, is experiencing unprecedented growth in California. According to the recently released 2023 State of Pickleball: Participation & Infrastructure Report by Pickleheads and The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the state will need to build a staggering 3,748 courts at a cost of $131.2 million to meet the increasing demand over the next 5-7 years.

The report also reveals that California currently has only 0.67 dedicated pickleball courts per 10,000 people, which is 45% below the national average. In fact, the state ranks 41st in the nation in terms of dedicated court coverage per capita. These figures highlight the urgent need for investment in pickleball infrastructure to keep up with the sport’s meteoric rise.

Brandon Mackie, Co-founder and COO of Pickleheads, emphasizes the significance of this growth, stating, “Pickleball continues to grow at an unprecedented rate in California. Our estimates show the state will need to invest $131M in courts over the next 5-7 years. This represents an exciting challenge for both public and private enterprises in California.”

Pickleheads, the leading online platform for pickleball, has been instrumental in compiling comprehensive data on pickleball courts across the country. Their database currently includes 51,937 courts across 12,081 facilities in the U.S.

To gain further insights into the state of pickleball and its infrastructure, the 2023 State of Pickleball: Participation & Infrastructure Report can be purchased on pickleheads.com for $350.

As pickleball’s popularity continues to soar, the investment and expansion of pickleball facilities in California will play a crucial role in meeting the growing demand and ensuring players have ample opportunities to enjoy the sport.

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Dink Ninja Paddle Review: High-Quality Performance!

“Discover the Dink Ninja Paddle’s high-quality performance in our review! Elevate your pickleball game with this top-notch equipment.



“Dink Ninja Paddle Review: Slicing and Dicing Its Way to High-Quality Performance!”

In a recent episode of Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report, renowned host Mike Sliwa took on the challenge of reviewing the Dink Ninja 🥷White Hot Edition 🔥 Carbon Paddle. Known for his expertise and insightful analysis, Mike left no stone unturned as he explored the paddle’s features and performance.

The Dink Ninja paddle boasts an 18k Carbon Fiber face that delivers an impressive combination of power, spin, and accuracy. Its dual layer PP honeycomb core, coupled with a flexible paddle surface, provides an unmatched touch, allowing players to execute precise shots with ease. With a thickness of 16mm, this paddle offers increased power for those aggressive shots on the court.

What sets the Dink Ninja apart is its proprietary textured surface, which effortlessly generates impressive ball spin. Mike Sliwa couldn’t help but be impressed with the paddle’s ability to enhance his game and take it to the next level.

If you’re looking to elevate your pickleball game, the Dink Ninja 🥷White Hot Edition 🔥 Carbon Paddle might just be the game-changer you need. Don’t miss out on this incredible paddle that slices and dices its way to high-quality performance.

Discover everything you need to know about the legendary Dink Ninja paddle by clicking the link below.


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