Winter can be a tough season to find time for sports. Cold temps and early sunsets make it tricky to schedule any games. Luckily, Richmond’s got plenty of indoor options.
Raintree Swim and Racquet Club, Midlothian Tennis Club, Courtside West, Salisbury Country Club, Burkwood Country Club, Country Club of Virginia, Willow Oaks Country Club, and ACAC in Midlothian all have indoor tennis courts. The Richmond Tennis Association has a full list of the best spots to play no matter the weather.
Though the future of UTurn is uncertain, Richmond Volleyball Club is still a great place to get in a match with five of your closest friends. The adult rec leagues have several divisions based on your level commitment and skill. The facility also serves food and drinks.
Options just keep on growing for where to play pickleball indoors in Richmond. Bangers and Dinks in Bon Air and Performance Pickleball in Henrico both offer indoor courts and lessons for those hoping to hone their skills.
If you want the best of both worlds, why not be cold inside? Richmond has a growing number of options for skating and ice hockey. The Ice Den opened in 2021 in Powhatan specifically to support Richmond’s local hockey programs. SkateNation Plus not only has youth and adult league hockey, but hosts laser tag and offers a full arcade.
Richmond has a number of indoor pools around the city to stop by and get a few laps in. The Weinstein JCC, the YMCA, and several other local gyms have pools. There’s also SwimRVA, a non-profit facility in Chesterfield devoted to increasing the accessibility of swimming in the Richmond area. Their Drownproof Richmond initiative works with schools and youth programs to teach children to swim.
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