Top Sporting Goods Stores In Houston

Shopping for sporting goods for the upcoming fall sports season? There are several places around town where you can get great deals, awesome customer service and stellar advice for purchasing the gear you need, for whatever sports you play. If the places listed in the 2011 CBS Houston article aren't enough, check out these other stores to buy your sports equipment.
Houston Scuba Academy
12505 Hillcroft Ave.
Houston, TX 77035
(713) 721-7788

Scuba diving is a sport for many, and if you need to get outfitted, have your equipment repaired, rent the things you need or learn to dive, you can do so at Houston Scuba Academy. This store sells the essentials every diver needs before going out on the water. If you already own equipment, bring it here for the certified experts to check on it and repair it, if needed. Should you need diving certification, the Houston Scuba Academy has an onsite heated swimming pool where you can do the second of the three-part training that also includes theory classes and open-water dives.

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West End Bicycles
5427 Blossom St.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-2271

West End Bicycles is the place to go if your sport of choice is cycling. The owner, Daniel Murphy, describes his greatest pleasure at work as helping rookie riders learn the ropes. You can find rental bikes to try out on the nearby Memorial Park trails here, and if you like the bikes you rented, you can purchase one just like it. Should your bike need repairs, West End Bicycles offers those, too, for everything from fixing flats to giving your bike an all-over tune-up.
Strictly Golf
2622 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 623-4282

Strictly Golf has new and used clubs and other gear that you need to take on the links. This top sports equipment store not only has the goods you need but it also features certified club fitting to ensure that you get the best clubs for your size and swing style. If you have old clubs that you want to clean out of your garage, bring them to Strictly Golf to consign. You get a 40-percent commission on the sale of your clubs. Whether you want new or used, Strictly Golf is the place to go for a great selection of clubs and expert advice on getting the right ones for you.
Dance Trends
14520 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 558-1400

Dancers are athletes too and need their own equipment and apparel for their sport. At Dance Trends, there are shoes for all types of dance, and you will be able to get male and female dancewear. This Memorial-area location has been in the business of helping dancers get the things they need since 1993, and it is owned and operated by a former dancer, who knows what dancers need. Whether you need pointe shoes, sneakers, leotards or taps, check out Dance Trends.
Clouds and Tricks
313 Rankin Road
Houston, TX 77073
(832) 779-4133

For those who like extreme or alternative sports, check out Clouds and Tricks on the north side of town for everything you need for skateboarding. This shop sells decks and hardware needed to build your own board. You can also buy complete cruisers and longboards as well as apparel. Clouds and Tricks is located just across from Spring's newest skate park, which makes it the best location to get the things you need before enjoying a day of skateboarding across the road.

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