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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 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.

Want to see it in action? Watch this video!

Pricing

Court Rental:
Sunday – Thursday All day $20 per hour
Friday – Saturday 8am – 5pm: $20 per hour
Friday & Saturday 5pm – close: $40 per hour 

Paddle Rental / Demo Paddles: $3
Pickleball: $3

 

55 & Older

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

8:00 – 10:00 am 

$5 Per player

RESERVE A COURT

Impress your friends by telling them “We’ve got reservations tonight, guys.” But really, please reserve a court in advance because they go fast! With 4 indoor courts, we guarantee you a good time no matter the weather. Bring your friends and see why pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America!

TELL US YOUR STORY!

As we prepare to celebrate National Pickleball Month in April, we want to know your #PickleballStory. We love the way it brings people together to socialize and sweat in a sport that’s fun for all ages and abilities.

PICKLEBALL STORIES

Farrah S.

I used to be an avid tennis player and had to take time off due to having a preemie! I was house-bound with my preemie for a year and gained a lot of weight! A friend of mine invited me to play pickle and informed me of tennis with a smaller court! She also mentioned it would help me get back in shape! Unfortunately, we found out she wouldn’t be able to play! I still went out and met a group of ladies who embraced me and called me friend! I found a teammate from that group, and she and I ended up being the intermediate champs last season! It was so fun and helped me get back into sports! We are now both signed up for two different sessions.

San Antonio, TX

Sam C.

Went to go play basketball at a ymca in Kentucky.. walked into the gym and found 40ish older people getting down with pickleball. They put a wooden paddle in my hand and the rest is history. I’ve made more friends and connections in the last year from pb than I have in the last 10 years from anything else. It’s brought back my competitive spirit and gives me a better sense of purpose than work ever has. I’ve made life long friends and going to tournaments to see them and hangout is almost as important as winning. I can’t imagine not being apart of the pb community now and hope to one day be the big dog on whatever court I step on. I’m coming for everyone! I won’t be denied!

SAN ANTONIO, TX

Tiffany J.

I started playing pickleball pretty consistently after reuniting with a good friend of mine from high school. I had just moved to nkc with my boyfriend and was getting used to all the fun activities in the area. My friend asked me if I wanted to play in league with her and of course I said yes. Since then, pickleball has basically consumed mine and my boyfriend’s life. We have met so many awesome people through playing and I get Immense joy out of constantly bugging CNPs pickleball pro, jack. Surviving COVID-19 would have been impossible without being able to continue to connect with others and stay active through playing pickleball. It’s a great sport for everyone of all ages to enjoy, whether for competition or for fun. My family and friends enjoy playing with us which makes it even better! Much love to CNP for helping us survive a tough year!

Kansas City, MO

Hunter Y.

The game of pickleball, what an adventure. It all started when a bunch of my college friends where gathered one afternoon. It was a warm sunny day and we decided to go play pickleball at Chicken N Pickle. Not knowing what pickleball was I jumped in the car and we headed that way. We got out and this property amazed me, it was so big but almost every inch was covered with something to do. We went to rent paddles and this old guy greeted us and told us what to do. This man being my good friend now, Dan the Man Leddy, explained where to go and how to play. We played for at least 3 hours and I went home thinking how great of a game it was. The next day I went back to my home town way out west and got to see some of my old highschool friends. We were trying to figure out the plan and guess one of the two options, yep CNP to play pickleball. We loaded up the cars and l was off to play pickleball again. We got there and guess who greeted us Dan the Man. While playing there I for the last week had been looking for a job. I ended up talking to Dan about who the manager was. He introduced me to this French guy that I could barley understand. He told me to come back the next day for an interview. Long story short, I ended up getting the job and now I have the pleasure to interact with the best people that come into CNP, the regular pickleballer. You will never find a better place to meet stress free people than around a pickleball court!

Wichita, KS

Dave J.- Chicken N Pickle Founder

In Dec. of 2015, I took a trip to Phoenix to visit a friend. During my stay, I was introduced to pickleball. There were several courts full of people playing this game of which I wasn’t familiar. Although my friend had only recently started playing, he mentioned the many friendships he had already formed with other pickleballers & that he was on the courts 3 or 4 times a week.
Soon I realized that no matter when I walked by the courts there was always a pickleball match in play. That’s when the wheels really started turning. Three things struck me: 1. The courts were always full with other players waiting. 2. They were full of energy & genuine camaraderie. 3. I learned the game in a few hours & was enjoying it.
I returned to KC & my team & I immediately began researching pickleball. We soon learned pickleball was on track to become the fastest growing sport in America, & I knew we had to have one in our city. Soon after, I found the land for our first Chicken N Pickle location just a block away from my office. I am very fond of North Kansas City. The community, the people & the potential here are everything I could want for a concept like CNP.
When people ask why chicken, I tell them about my favorite place to eat in the Grand Cayman Islands, Chicken! Chicken!. Their wood-roasted chicken concept was the launching point for our menu. I recruited long-time KC restaurateur, Bill Crooks & together, we called on our own networks of industry professionals to assemble our founding team. We’re all from different backgrounds but as a group, we work toward the goal of bringing people together over a delicious, wood-fired rotisserie chicken, a cold beer, & some friendly competition to create unifying bonds that ripple throughout the community.
Our mission is to provide an atmosphere that fosters family, fun, friendship & community. It’s a thrill to see this mission come to life at each new location.
Kansas City, MO

DEBBIE B.

I’m still an active competitive tennis player! It’s my serious sport🤣I’ve taught my family to play(driveway play)! I found the sport quite by accident on my own. I came across an interesting net game in a box at TJMAXX & of course had to buy it! I have 4 sons, we’re a very athletic family! I investigated what this game might be & VOILA! So now I’m a tennis player/pickleball player for LIFE️

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Erika P.

I played pickleball for the first time a few weeks after the opening of Chicken N Pickle in Wichita, KS. As a lifelong tennis player who desperately missed the sport after two knee surgeries left me unable to play as much as before, pickleball filled a void in my life and brought me so much happiness! It’s easier to pick up for newbies than tennis which lets me share it with my friends, not as hard on my body, and just so much fun. My boyfriend and I played in CnP’s league last year and had a wonderful time being active together and meeting new people. We can’t wait for leagues to start back up!

Wichita, KS

Ching

I found pickleball a couple of years ago and have made so many new friends since. It connects people even more than Zumba does. Most of the friends I’ve made through Zumba are people a lot like me (middle-aged women). Pickleball has brought people to my life who I would have become friends with otherwise. Pickleball brings people of all ages and genders together. We have a Facebook group consisting of 1500+ people who are so diverse and yet we are all friends because we all have our love for pickleball in common.

WICHITA, KS

Stephanie E.

I was adopted and found my half-brother around Christmas. I live in Virginia now and traveled to San Antonio to meet him. He plays pickleball and so does my mom. After meeting the first time, he booked a court with y’all with another couple so he, my mom, and the couple could play. I was a few weeks from back surgery so I was just a spectator. I was BLOWN away by the CNP complex! Amazing. After watching them, I decided that after my surgery, my goal was to learn to play pickleball. Days after I returned home to Virginia, my new brother sent me 4 new paddles and said it was an encouragement to heal and learn to play with my family. Still in recovery, but I look at the videos I took of them playing and my new paddles and know that I have an activity to look forward to. Pickleball is something we will all have in common.

San Antonio, TX

Joann

I have never played sports and was 54 when pickleball became an obsession! I am still learning the feel of a court, how to step with the right foot forward when hitting a ball, and how to swing thru. It’s all new to me, but I couldn’t have asked for a better “teacher” than pickleball. I’m out of my recliner, loving a new game!! We have also introduced pickleball to our elementary students where I teach because I knew they would love it and NEED it as much as I did! I hope they will learn the love of the game much younger than I did.

Wichita, KS

King of Noto

INDIVIDUAL NOTO ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS:  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)!! 

 

Leagues

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

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+.

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Property Hours:
Mon-Thu: 8 am to 11pm
Fri-Sat: 8am to Midnight
Sun: 8am to 10pm

Restaurant / Bar:
Mon-Thu: 11am to 10pm - Bar until 11pm
Fri-Sat: 11am to 11pm - Bar until Midnight
Sun: 11am to 9pm - Bar until 10pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun 10am - 2pm

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Our Hours

Property Hours:
Mon-Thu: 8 am to 11pm
Fri-Sat: 8am to Midnight
Sun: 8am to 10pm

Restaurant / Bar:
Mon-Thu: 11am to 10pm - Bar until 11pm
Fri-Sat: 11am to 11pm - Bar until Midnight
Sun: 11am to 9pm - Bar until 10pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun 10am - 2pm

Give us a call

Phone: (816) 537-1400

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