Racquet Network’s southwest Calgary store is famous for offering a larger selection of pickleball shoes than any other store in Alberta.
The good news is that beginning October 10, 2017, that selection will be even larger because that is the day our new store opens at the west end of Woodbine Square shopping centre.
Our new store, located at 310 2525 Woodview Dr SW, will be twice as big as our current store. Most importantly for shoe customers though is that our storage capacity for shoes will be eight times larger than our old store in Oakridge.
“We are very excited about the new store,” admits Racquet Network’s owner and founder. “We have been trying to expand for five years. Now it is finally happening. We have signed a five year lease in Woodbine Square with an option of taking five more when it ends. This will allow us to expand our inventory, add new models and bring in some fresh new brands.”
Racquet Network has been serving Canadian pickleball players longer than any sporting goods store in Canada. Owner Brent Johner started the very first pickleball programs in Calgary at the West Hillhurst Community Centre and the Cedarbrae Community Centre. Johner was also the driving force behind the construction of 14 pickleball courts in the community of Oakridge.
“We were deep into pickleball before most people even heard of it,” says Johner. Expanding our store means that we will be able to serve the pickleball community better than ever before.”
Racquet Network currently stocks more than 50 models of pickleball shoes in-store while offering another 100 or so models online. Top selling brands include Yonex ™, Victor ™, Babolat ™, Asics ™, Wilson ™ and Salming. Expanding to the new store means that Adida ™s and Mizuno will be added immediately with additional brands being added down the road.