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Rules

Pickleball is a sport in which two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications.

Scoring

Game is played to 11, win by 2. Each team member gets to serve until they lose the point, with one exception, the team that serves first only gets 1 serve. The score is a series of 3 number; serving team score, receiving team score, server #1 or #2. Ex. 7-3-2 means serving team has 7 points, opposing team has 3 points and it is the second server about to serve.

Serving

Must serve underhand from behind the baseline, cross-court, into the service area past the kitchen. Only the serving team can score points.

Quirky Rules

After the serve, the receiving team must let the ball bounce, then the serving team must let that return bounce before hitting. After that the ball may be volleyed (hit in the air) or off the bounce. A player cannot step in the kitchen unless the ball bounces in the kitchen first.

Pricing

Court Rental:
Mon- Fri 8am-5pm: $20 per hour
Mon-Fri 5pm -close: $40 per hour
All day Weekends: $40 per hour

Open Play: $2 per person (During the colder months)
Paddle Rental: $3
Pickleball: $3

Monday and Wednesdays 8-10am Open Play is $2.00 for 55+, both men and women.

Indoor & Outdoor courts, when not reserved, will be available for Open Play, 2 outdoor courts are always available.

Clinics

Saturday Morning Beginner clinic every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month 9-10AM

For first time players who want to learn the basics of pickleball. This clinic is only $10 and will last 1 hour. After that hour you can stay and play open play as long as you would like. This includes a free rental paddle for the day. Make sure you wear tennis shoes and come ready to play pickleball!

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Lessons

Want to perfect your serve or stroke. Get a lesson from one of our Pickleball pros! Private Lessons – $50 / hour. Semi-Private or Group Lessons – call for pricing. 3 or 4 and A Pro Play Lesson – $20 per person/ hour.

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Leagues

We have three pickleball leagues: Womens Doubles, Mens Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

King of Noto

Timed games of 10 minutes each, if you win you move up towards the king court. Try and get to the king court and stay there until the end of the 90 minutes. Each time you win you split up your team so you play with a new teammate each game. Try and stay on the king court to be crowned King of Noto (Northtown)!! Individual-Tuesday & Thursday Mornings Team- Saturday Mornings

Meet the pros

Jack Oxler

Director of Pickleball

  • National Champion 35 & Over Doubles
  • 4 time U.S. Open Gold Medalist
  • Certified Teaching Professional IPTPA
  • 3 time State Games Gold medalist
  • #1 Player in Missouri – All Conference Missouri Valley Tennis Southern Illinois University
  • 2 time Kansas High School State Tennis Champion

Andy Gensch

Head Pro

Rated as a 5.0 national Pickleball player by the USAPA, Andy Gensch is passionate about promoting and evolving the sport of Pickleball. He is a certified International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) instructor and is the teaching pro at Chicken N Pickle. As a multi-sport athlete, he describes Pickleball as the only cross generational sport where all ages can enjoy court time competing with one another. Andy is a two time USAPA Nationals Medalist winning Bronze in 2014 in Mixed Doubles 50+ and a Silver in the 2015 Mens Doubles 50+.

Pickleball tournaments

Some of the most well-attended, competitive pickleball tournaments in the country are held right here in River City! Think you’ve got what it takes to make it to the pickledome?