New athletic facility will feature several different court surfaces
Need to hone your serving skills? Knock down your jump shot consistently?
Get the timing of your swing down? Or maybe you simply want to walk the treadmill.
Starting next month, there will be a place where people can do all of that and more under one roof — the G3 Sports Performance Center.
Located north of Corvallis along Highway 99W, south of Lewisburg Road, the 30,000-square-foot facility already is an impressive sight.
Construction on the multiphase project began in October 2011. A soft opening is scheduled for next month. The facility is expected to be completed by March.
And once it’s finished, the G3 Sports Performance Center will feature a myriad of court surfaces including:
• Hardwood for basketball and volleyball.
• Field Turf for baseball and softball.
• A straight-line sprint track.
• Outdoor sand volleyball courts.
Located upstairs will be a 24-hour fitness room featuring machines and weights. Downstairs will be a cafe and lounge area.
“There’s not many places like ours,” said Jeff Megy, one of the three partners involved with the G3 Sports Performance Center. “We are offering a lot of options from the different courts to the cafe.”
Megy is a local businessman and volleyball instructor. His partners are David Kellar and Les Gutches. Kellar runs DSK Volleyball Academy and Camp in Albany; Gutches is a former Oregon State University All-American and world champion wrestler.
Despite the fact that Megy and Kellar are well-known in local volleyball circles, the two men said that the G3 Sports Performance Center will cater to more than just volleyball players.
“It’s really a sports lover’s paradise,” Kellar said.
Megy said that the developers want to keep the facility affordable and accessible to youth.
He said that it will cost $29 a month to use the 24-hour fitness center and $39 a month to use the fitness center and the gym courts, which will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. He also said that there will be single-use options. The center will be open seven days a week.
People will be able to book gym space online when the center’s website is up and running in late February.
“We want to provide high quality at a low cost,” Megy said. “Our prices will be comparable to our competitors.”
And Megy said he has already reached out to local groups and agencies such as Corvallis Parks and Recreation and the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis about partnerships.
“Gym space is at premium in this area,” Megy said. “We want to help with that. We want to provide a safe place for children to practice and have fun.”
Proximity to schools such as Crescent Valley High School and Mountain View Elementary was one of the reasons the trio picked the location for the center.
In addition to providing practice and training space, Megy and Kellar said the center will host tournaments and clinics.
For example, later this spring, the gym will be used as one of the sites for the Columbia Empire Volleyball Association regional tournament. The association serves volleyball players throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.
Raju Woodward can be contacted at 541-758-9526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.