Looking for pulse-pounding adventure for your family or organization? Challenging fields for tournament level players and recball areas for big group gatherings await at Tank’s Paintball Park. The activities are designed to offer good “clean” fun for those who enjoy paintball at any level. For some, it’s a recreational activity and for others it’s a sport. But everyone can agree that paintball is adrenaline-filled adventure and a departure from the ordinary.
Named after the owner — John “Tank” Tankersley — Tank’s Paintball Park is a favorite destination of youth groups in and around Katy. Why? Because Tankersley supports the Christian community through church specials. “Bring us your church bulletin and your entry is waived for that day,” says Tankersley. You just need to buy paint, so it’s a great deal!” He also offers great pricing for youth groups to try out the game.
Tankersley has been a part of Katy for 15 years. His park is located at Westgreen just past Kingsland and is a premiere paintball facility, because he built it as only a paintball enthusiast could. “I started playing in 1990 regularly with friends and then ventured into the competition side of the game. Before long I was hooked on the sport,” says Tankersley. “The Houston area at that time only had 2 fields operating as weekend businesses, so the idea to build my own field slowly formed. I partnered with several guys, tested the waters, learned the business ropes, took a break, then opened my own field in Houston and relocated it to Katy and have not looked back.”
Tankersley loves the daily adventures and the many players, parties and friends who visit. “My wife Kellie has been by my side during the growth of TANKS. She handles back office matters for all our companies and operates our new remote control track KATY RC.” says Tankersley. “I have a 12-year-old daughter, Zoey, who helps in the store and with birthday parties on weekends. She’ll be an excellent owner one day.” Lilly is Tankersley’s 5-year-old. “She is awesome for morale and keeps all the staff on their toes. I could not have come this far without the help and support of my family and friends.”
Tankersley has always worked with youth groups and finds it is a great team-building sport that brings out the RAMBO in everyone. “it helps build friendships and develops trust among team mates. Some entered feeling scared of the game, but once they jump in and play they are hooked,” says Tankersley. “I can only say that you will feel the rush of the game and it will leave you with memories for quite awhile.”
The fields and staging areas are designed with safety in mind, while providing the ultimate playing experience. A pro shop, convenience store and snow cone stand are on the premises, as well as indoor restroom facilities for men and women. Tanks Paintball Park was built for parties, from birthdays to corporate events. As Tankersley proudly states, “We’ve worked hard to earn the reputation as the most challenging and comfortable paintball facility in the Houston area.”
Tank’s Paintball Park is located at 899 Westgreen Blvd,, Katy, TX 77450-5871. Call them at 281-492-2301 or visit www.tankspaintball.com.