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Kitchener will be home to a new basketball facility in June

Impact Training Centre will offer two full-size FIBA style courts

A new facility located in Kitchener will be a one-stop facility to play and learn basketball. It will also be a place for health and wellness.

Formerly the Play Ball Academy, Impact Training Centre will be creating two full-size FIBA style courts. The facility owner, Imad Qahwash, says the facility will also have an in-house physiotherapist and personal trainer available to members and club teams.

"It is an exciting time for the community and us to take the negative that COVID-19 has brought and opened up an opportunity to get people back in the gym and training/having fun again."

Qahwash says the impacts of COVID-19 have been taking a toll on everyone. He hopes that this will be the place where people can come and enjoy social interactions, play basketball, and love the sport.

"After speaking with hundreds of kids and parents across the cities, we are all looking forward to getting the kids back off the sidelines and helping to improve mental health as well as physical activities to start moving forward in a healthy positive direction."

The facility will also have an all-access membership for the community to enjoy. "We wanted to give them this outlet and have them come in for five hours to get their training done. We will have coaches, club coaches, and university coaches to help these young athletes succeed."

Impact Training Centre will not just be a competitive field house, but a place for fun and excitement for all ages.

The facility opening day will be June 10.

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