Shop Santa Clara: Sports Action Galore

By Robert Haugh

The Mission City has a fabled history of excellence in sports. So it’s no wonder Santa Clara hosts several year-round sports and entertainment options.

A lightly traveled industrial area off of Bowers features a variety of sports-minded and family-friendly businesses:

K1 Speed
2925 Meade Avenue
(408) 338-0579

While these all-electric go-karts aren’t Lamborghinis, they are lightweight, smooth-handling and a lot of fun. The Santa Clara location isn’t as large as some of the sister locations elsewhere, but the racing is speedy and great for a quick thrill. It’s enjoyable for the novice or the seasoned car aficionado or gearhead. It’s also a neat and unique option for birthday parties or company outings. Don’t be shocked if you see me getting in a race or two. Kids 48” or taller drive the “junior karts.”


Sky High Sports
2880 Meade Avenue
(408) 496-5867

The giant trampolines and ball pits are popular with children and young adults, but they provide an entertaining way to let loose and get in a workout for all ages. The facility also has dodgeball and kids programs.


All Star Academy
2901 Meade Avenue
(408) 748-1080

All Star Academy is the place to swing a bat. They also offer lessons for baseball and softball players of all ages and skills and offer batting cage rentals.

City Beach Sports
2911 Meade Avenue
(408) 654-9330

This facility offers volleyball programs and hosts events such as Silicon Valley Roller Girls roller derby contests. It also has basketball,  foosball, billiards, a bar and other amenities used for corporate events.

Editor’s Note:  If you have a suggestion for a small or unique business that should be featured, email me.


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