Oct 11, 2023 - Food and Drink

New renderings: Pickleball courts are coming to Uptown

One Athletics pickleball courts.

One Athletics pickleball courts.

Charlotte Athletic Club is getting a $2 million facelift, which will include a new name and Uptown’s first pickleball courts.

What’s happening: The fitness and wellness center, located in the 40-story One South office tower at the corner of Trade & Tryon streets, will be renamed One Athletics.

  • It will close for upgrades starting in November.
  • Renovations are expected to be done by the end of the year.

Why it matters: It was a matter of time before the pickleball craze hit Uptown, after expanding into LoSo and possibly near NoDa. Plus, center city office towers could use a little extra something to compete with the perks of working from home.

[Go deeper: The rise of pickleball]

Details: The 30,000-square-foot facility’s renovations include:

  • A refurbished basketball court that can be converted into a pickleball court.
  • A permanent pickleball court with space to hang out and watch people play.
  • Renovated locker rooms with keyless entry lockers, upgraded showers and towel service.
  • New strength and cardio equipment from Precor, TRX, Dynamic, FreeMotion, Woodway and Peloton.

One Athletics will also offer yoga, pilates, strength and personal training classes, plus digital content.

  • You’ll be able to reserve courts and classes through Onsite, One South’s hospitality management and technology platform.

Of note: One South tenants will receive discounted membership pricing at One Athletics. Exact pricing for classes and memberships is to be determined, a One Athletics spokesperson tells Axios.

Zoom out: One South recently renovated its 22,000-square-foot third floor for $7 million. The third floor houses the tower’s tenant amenities. It was designed by Gensler and is managed by Onsite.

Take a look around. 

One Athletics basketball court. Rendering: Courtesy of One Athletics
One Athletics basketball court. Rendering: Courtesy of One Athletics
One Athletics gym
Rendering: Courtesy of One Athletics
One Athletics yoga studio
Rendering: Courtesy of One Athletics
Rendering: Courtesy of One Athletics
Rendering: Courtesy of One Athletics
Rendering: Courtesy of One Athletics
Rendering: Courtesy of One Athletics
Rendering: Courtesy of One Athletics
One Athletics locker room
Rendering: Courtesy of One Athletics
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