If you’ve driven along Bee Cave Parkway and noticed a huge building under construction atop the hill next to Bee Cave Central Park and The Backyard, that’s the new home to Hill Country Indoor, an indoor private sports & recreation center with a live local attitude.
The core team of Hill Country Indoor includes Jeff Kent (a former MLB all-star), Josh McKay, Jeff Spiller, Chris Lupton, and PJ Todd. They all live right here in the Lake Travis area and have families here too. They understand the important and beneficial role sports can play in a family and they also understand the drawbacks.
That being said, their goal is not just to build a state-of-the-art facility for sports and recreation, but to ease the challenges families face of trying to be in two, three or four places at once.
By providing an indoor venue for sports, camps, tournaments and leagues, HCI hopes to offer you a local option, so you won’t have to scarf down dinner in the car halfway across town heading to practice, while the rest of your family is elsewhere doing the exact same thing. HCI decided to bring all of “that” here to one community hub and they’ve spent years making it a reality.
What is family-focused sports and recreation?
When Hill Country Indoor talks about family, they mean everybody in your family. They’re dedicated to providing a safe and inviting environment for children and adults of all ages and abilities.
When your child plays competitive sports and the whole family caravans to watch their games, HCI wants to help. When you have grandchildren and you’re looking for activities you can do with them, HCI wants to help. If you have a special needs kiddo who has never played soccer and wants to give it a shot — pun intended — HCI wants to help.
There’s a wonderful word that emerged from our interview with the folks at HCI and that word is “joy.” As PJ Todd spoke about the facility, the Lake Travis community, the family-focused vibe and her own personal history with baseball, she beamed, “We’re so excited about what’s going to happen when the doors open! The joy that will come out of HCI.”
Perhaps it’s discovering or re-discovering the joy of sports like basketball, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse or soccer — pastimes that build character, integrity, confidence and leadership.
Joy can also be found in understanding health and fitness, which is another component of what HCI hopes to provide. The facility will be highly educational to help members get healthy, get smart about being healthy and have fun doing it. It will be a place where businesses and organizations can commune — not just individuals — so it really is a spot where everybody belongs.
The details about Hill Country Indoor
- 4 regulation-size basketball courts that can be converted to 8 full-size volleyball courts.
- Two large turf training fields
- An elevated lap track
- 15,000+ square foot strength and conditioning gym
- Classroom(s) for yoga, spin, pilates and dance
- Party and conference rooms
- 4 batting cages
- Concession and health bar
Hill Country Indoor is expected to open in the spring of 2017. They are currently chatting with sponsors and community partners and encourage you to reach out if you’re interested in learning more.
“We want to meet all of our neighbors!” says PJ. You can get updates about their community partners and watch videos of drone flyovers on their Facebook page.