The Courts is one of the premier sports facilities in Missouri.
Our staff has over 60 years' experience and we were founded on a principle of providing a safe, quality place for kids to participate and play.
You can expect superb customer service, an honest and customer-focused staff, and a well-organized and clean facility. Learn more about The Courts and our sports facilities below!
THE STORY BEHIND THE COURTS
The Courts was established in May of 2000 by Jack and Susan Kramer. The Kramers' son, Kyle, was an avid sports fan, especially basketball. When Kyle tragically lost his life in an automobile accident, the Kramers wanted to create a safe place in his honor for others who enjoy playing sports.
In 2002, with Jack's health declining due to ALS, The Courts was purchased by Bob McBride in order to continue Jack and Kyle's vision for youth athletics.
The Courts' sports facility stands today as a testament to the Kramer's commitment to help kids by providing a venue for opportunities to excel in youth athletics for generations to come.
The Courts continues to grow and develop, maintaining and updating the facility - providing a safe and state-of-the-art place for those who enjoy playing sports in Springfield.
"I have been coaching and teaching at the High School level for the past 27 years. I have been involved with the courts and their leagues for the past 14 years. They have always been top notch on schedules, games, officiating, and keeping you informed with any changes or upcoming leagues or tournaments. Over the years I have played in many venues with my high school teams and travel teams. The Courts in Springfield are as good as it gets, they take pride in what they do and run all their leagues and tournaments with great pride and organization. Thank You for serving South West Missouri and our schools and teams!"
-Steve Frank, Strafford High School
OUR BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL COURTS
The most popular sports at The Courts are basketball and volleyball. Our facility features three basketball and volleyball courts, perfect for league and tournament play. The floors were updated in 2011, and we now use the same flooring system as many NBA teams. When not being used for leagues and tournaments, our basketball and volleyball courts are available to rent by the hour for practice or the entire day for tournaments. Contact The Courts office for pricing information and availability.
OUR PICKLEBALL COURTS
The Courts has nine indoor pickleball courts available for players of all skill levels! We offer open play throughout the week (contact The Courts for dates and times of play), or you can compete in one of the pickleball tournaments we host throughout the year!
FOOD AND MORE
Before or after the game, visit our Food Court conveniently located within The Courts facility! We have a variety of delicious foods and drinks available, including made-from-scratch pizza and made-to-order sandwiches. Don't forget desert with hand-dipped Hiland Dairy Ice Cream, shakes, and "Alley-Oop" concretes.
During the week, stop by for lunch! We offer a daily pizza buffet featuring specialty pizzas and a salad bar. We also serve sub sandwiches, in-house apple wood smoked pulled pork, and daily specials such as tacos or hamburgers. There's something for everyone's appetite!
VISIT THE COURTS TODAY!
If you are looking for a place to develop your skills, and compete against other basketball and volleyball teams, come play at The Courts!
We are located in Springfield, Missouri at 4136 East Kearney Street, just a mile east of Highway 65. The Courts continues to be southwest Missouri's leading venue for basketball and volleyball leagues and tournaments for all ages. The Courts - It's Where the Teams Play!
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