Hi, Shaw. I actually have a cousin who was living in Santa Clara. You might have run into him playing basketball. Anyways thanks for the advice. I think the competitive aspect could draw people in. Having referees is something I never considered but might be a good idea because it would reduce arguments and fights. As far as places that offer this for free, I don't know of any. I know of churches that charge for rental services or places such as 24 hour fitness, but no place where people can play indoors for free.
As far as starting small would you think having a place with two courts would be better than having a whole bunch? My way of thinking was I wanted to offer a place where lots of people could play without having to wait. I thought that would attract customers. But I don't know. Maybe I could make it attractive in another way.
My biggest issue with this idea is finding a way to make the profits outweigh the overhead costs such as air conditioning, electricity, office supplies, employees, etc. What do you think?
Posted on 11/14/13