Spiralling interest in five-a-side football as a game for players of all abilities has boosted the annual performance of Goals Soccer Centres.
The company, which opened at Star City in Birmingham last year, also benefited from adding five more sites to take its holdings to 22.
Goals Soccer Centres, which now has 70,000 users every week, said it was committed to further expansion after launching in Perry Barr this year.
It said it was targeting at least five more locations in 2007 while trading had remained strong since the start of the year.
In the year to December 31, Goals reported pre-tax profit of #4.7 million on sales of #16 million, compared with #2.6 million on sales of #11.2 million a year earlier.
Finance director Bill Gow said the centres had benefited from appealing to footballers of all levels.
He said: "I think five-a-side football is an extremely popular sport. The great thing about it is that it is open to people of all levels. I play and I'm not terribly good, but it's a good run about and it helps in getting fit."
"Sales have increased by 43 per cent, but like for like our sales have gone up by nine per cent which means we have more centres and more people are coming to our existing sites.
"We see huge potential in this market. We believe there's room for about 200 centres in the UK, but there are only about 60 at the moment."
The firm, which is based in East Kilbride, just outside of Glasgow, said the Star City site was working well since it opened in July.
He said: "It fits many of our criteria. It has a good density of population, good main road access and has good visibility.
"Being on top of a carpark like the Star City is definitely visible."
Mr Gow said he could see further growth in the game.
"All over the country there have been signs saying no ball games or no places for people to go to have a general kick about.
"The 11-a-side game is far more serious, you have to train a couple of times a week and commit all Saturday or Sunday. The five-a-side game is becoming increasingly popular. It fits in with modern lifestyles, and people are able to get teams together much faster."