The original sign hangs inside the building above the desk and can be seen immediately walking into the store. Super Sports is open from 9-5 Monday-Saturdays and always closed on Sundays ever since it was opened. (Claire Runkel)
The original sign hangs inside the building above the desk and can be seen immediately walking into the store. Super Sports is open from 9-5 Monday-Saturdays and always closed on Sundays ever since it was opened.

Claire Runkel

More Than Just Sports: Super Sports

Take a look inside the local Martinsville business.

April 15, 2019

Claire Runkel
Super Sports has been in business since 1972, making it the oldest sports business in town. The building was initially a theater, but suffered a fire at the front entrance and was forced to close it’s doors. This is actually their third location; the first was by the YMCA and the second was on the east side of the downtown square next to a bar. The building would keep getting broken into after the patrons would leave the bar at night, so then they moved into the little theater and are still in the same location today.

 

Claire Runkel
“We plan to reach out to more than just those in Martinsville but also in Central Indiana,” owners Quinton and Jordan Terrell stated. Super Sports may be located in Artesian territory, but they wish to attract other schools to place their orders at Super Sports for their sports gear.

 

Claire Runkel
According to the Terrell brothers, baseball is their busiest season, along with football. “It’s a lot of work and a lot of foot traffic; when that time comes we will have a group meeting with all of the employees. It’s a lot of late hours and a lot of extra hours. We don’t know how we swing it sometimes.”

 

Claire Runkel
Super Sports creates custom gear along with selling products inside the store to the general public. When asked about competition in town and staying on top in the sports apparel industry, Jordan and Quinton stated, “We try to keep our price point low and our turn around time as fast as possible.”

 

Claire Runkel
Inside are frames filled with past sports photos throughout the years in Martinsville for customers to browse through while shopping in the store. One of the original owners, Frank Pauley, is pictured above as a young boy in school.

 

Claire Runkel
Super Sports is located at 59 E. Washington Street on the Martinsville square, right next to the Art Gallery and Framing building.

 

Claire Runkel
“Our biggest thing is to stay up with the new equipment,” Super Sports owners stated about new updates. The building’s interior was recently renovated and they hope to create more online sales in the future.

 

Claire Runkel
The original sign hangs inside the building above the desk and can be seen immediately walking into the store. Super Sports is open from 9-5 Monday-Saturdays and always closed on Sundays ever since it was opened.

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