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Where to Train Like an Olympian in Dallas

Unleash the Olympic athlete within you by trying out an Olympic sport!

Where to Train Like an Olympian in Dallas
Sam Weiger
Posted on Jul 20, 2021

Only once every four years, we have the opportunity to celebrate the largest sporting event in the world! After watching your favorite athletes win gold medals, perhaps you'll think to yourself, "Wouldn't it be fun to train like these Olympians?" Seize the day and play some of the most sought-after Olympic sports Dallas has to offer. 


Beach Volleyball at Sandbar Cantina

Deep Ellum

You'll get the best of both worlds at "Beach Ellum", a tropical bar with nine beach volleyball courts and TVs for learning from the Olympic professionals! All skill levels are welcome, with open play on weekend afternoons and coed tournaments for recreational, intermediate and competitive levels. Are you ready to serve up an ace like Phil Dalhausser?


Soccer at Kiest Park

Oak Cliff

Kick it like two-time Olympian Alex Morgan on one of the 12 soccer fields at this spacious sports center. Beat the heat by playing after sunset on one of the two lighted fields or reserving a pavilion. If you have many soccer friends, divide up into a few teams, select a country for each team and create an Olympic tournament of your own to get everyone in the Olympic spirit!


Shooting and Archery at Elm Fork Shooting Sports

Northwest Dallas

If you've never tried shooting or archery, check them off your bucket list simultaneously by visiting this acclaimed shooting range! Conquer any fear with training for beginners, or dive right into a weekend session with the Texas Archery Club. This 467-acre facility includes all three of the Olympic shooting events: shotgun, rifle and pistol.


Swimming at Bachman Indoor Pool - Love Field

Become a pool fish like Michael Phelps at this publicly owned, junior Olympic pool in northwest Dallas. Improve your lap time with year-round personal swim training for all ages or adult swim training for triathletes. Push yourself by bringing a friend or two to this elaborate facility, which includes five reservable lanes and a spa for recovering after your intense race!


Ping Pong at Scout Dallas - Downtown

Wouldn't you just love to post a video of you and a friend playing an intense ping pong rally like the Olympians? If so, grab a couple of drinks and hop onto one of the four Olympic-sized ping pong tables at this 4,000-square-foot gaming, drinking and dining hall. Guarantee a joyous experience for everyone by reserving tables, buckets of balls and paddles in advance.


Tennis at Samuell Grand Tennis Center - Lake and Garden

With 18 Olympic-sized courts and four miniature courts commonly used by young kids or seniors, everyone in the family can volley like the Olympians at this public venue! This accommodating tennis center and Ariake Tennis Park, the Olympic Games tennis event location, both feature outdoor hard courts. Level up your game by participating in a drill or private lesson.


Weightlifting at Hunger in the Wild - West Dallas

The strongest Olympic weightlifters can lift 500 pounds above their heads, so surely nobody would try to mess with them! Beef up those arms at this understated gym, which includes a plethora of perks with its membership packages. If you have a child whose dream is to compete in Olympic weightlifting, sign them up for the Olympic skill and technique development program.