We know our members enjoy coming out to use the basketball courts at the J for a good game against their friends, to just shoot around or to have some good family time on the court. We are happy to have our Merfish basketball courts open to our members.


We are pleased to announce that members will be able to enjoy the basketball courts at the Merfish Teen Center (9000 S. Rice).

All members that wish to play basketball, will need to make a reservation by calling the Fitness Desk at 713.551.7211. Members may make a reservation for up to four people, including themselves when making a reservation. All people in the reservation, must be an active member of the J as no guests are allowed at this time. Please review the Health & Safety Guidelines before your reservation.

For basketball, we will be offering two time slots on Sundays. There are two half courts specific for families to use and two half courts for adult members to come out and play basketball. The schedule allows for a 30 minute break in-between sessions to help promote an easier transition of groups.

  • For the two family half courts, everyone on the reservation must be in the same household in our system to use the courts.
  • For the two adult member half courts, we are limiting the number of members per half court to 4 members.
8:15 AM-9:15 AM
9:30 AM-10:30 AM
10:45 AM-11:45 AM


Program Membership required.

For more information please contact Sports and Recreation Director Lee Hutchens at