Children & Family Programs

Family & Sports
Date: February 28, 2021

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Merfish Teen Center
9000 S. Rice
Houston, TX 77096

Contact: Lee Hutchens
Phone: 713.551.7228
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Your family can stay active and healthy while having FUN together utilizing the outdoor space at the J and the Merfish Center.   Reservations are required for all activities. 

The pickleball courts, basketball courts and the driving range are all located at the Merfish Center (9000 S. Rice). 

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis using a sold paddle to hit a whiffle ball over a net. This is a great, low impact sport for two or four family members to come together for some outdoor family fun. The J does have equipment if you do not have your own. 

Driving Range
For families, the driving range is a fun way to help your kids learn how to swing a club for the first time or provide an opportunity to help your child learn how to improve their swing. The foam balls provide great feedback by seeing the flight of the ball after you made contact. Your reservation includes a bucket of balls, you will need to bring your own clubs

The outdoor courts at Merfish are available for you and your family to enjoy. You can reserve a half court for up to 4 players at a time or 4 kids with 1 adult for 50 minutes at a time. This is a great way to come out and shoot the ball around with your family or bring a friend or two and play a quick game. Each family must bring their own basketball. 

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For more information on family and sports, please email Lee Hutchens at

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