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Morningside at Menger Springs to Expand Senior Living Community with 86 New Independent Living Residences and Campus-Wide Amenities

One- and two-bedroom terrace homes expected to be move-in ready in summer 2025



BOERNE, Texas /PRNewswire/ — Morningside at Menger Springs is expanding its senior living campus with 86 new independent living terrace homes, an amphitheater, a dining venue, a fitness center, a pickleball court, and a covered pool.

Owned and operated by Morningside Ministries, Menger Springs is the area’s only life plan community to offer higher levels of care on the same campus. The upcoming expansion will incorporate an additional eight acres adjacent to the community’s 34-acre property near Menger Creek. Construction is slated to start in November, with occupancy planned for summer 2025.

Project leaders took a hybrid approach to developing the terrace homes by blending concepts from the community’s existing independent living offerings. The plan features four two-story residential buildings with one and two-bedroom floor plans ranging from 946 to 1,751 square feet.

“Menger Springs currently has cottages and apartments, so we wanted to introduce a unique residential option for active older adults that’s walkable, pet-friendly and stands apart from conventional apartment-style or high-rise living,” said Brooks Powell, executive director.

Plans include manicured and natural outdoor spaces, lush courtyards, pocket parks, front sidewalks and paved walking trails connecting the new development with the rest of the Menger Springs campus and amenities.

Within each of the four residential buildings is an activity room where residents can gather for happy hours, card games or other social activities. All terrace homes will boast elevated finishes, walk-in closets, a washer and dryer, a walk-out patio (first-floor) or balcony (second-floor), and a sunroom.

“The sunrooms are a special feature because they’ll be fully climate-controlled and seamlessly blend with the living area space,” said Brooke Craig, marketing director. “With windows on three sides, they’ll also provide plenty of natural bright light, which we know from our focus groups that residents love.”

While the terrace home expansion is for active older adults who live independently, anyone who moves into the community will have priority access to higher levels of health care if they ever need it, including assisted living, long-term care or short-term rehabilitation.


Complementing the terrace homes are common areas where residents can relax, dine, stay active, socialize and soak up the scenery. Plans include a residential clubhouse with a dining and bar area, commercial kitchen and 120-seat community room.

Other new amenities – accessible to residents campus-wide – include a fitness center, pickleball court, heated covered swimming pool and an amphitheater. The versatile space will provide a backdrop for outdoor programs — from concerts and plays to movies and worship services.

Architectural design elements include metal, wood, stone and stucco – exterior materials consistent with the region’s Texas Hill Country aesthetic. San Antonio-based Metropolitan Contracting Company is the general contractor for the project. Global firm HKS is the design architect.

About Morningside Ministries Senior Living Communities:

Morningside Ministries is San Antonio’s longest-established and largest not-for-profit, faith-based senior living organization that provides a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, transitional care, long-term care and home health care. Since 1961, Morningside has been a community leader, offering affordable retirement living for seniors in a comfortable, caring environment where all residents, their families and caregivers are welcomed and valued. In addition to Morningside at Menger Springs, Morningside Ministries owns and operates two communities in San Antonio: Morningside at The Meadows and Morningside at The Chandler Estate.

SOURCE Morningside Ministries


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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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