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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!

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!

Pricing

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

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

 

55 & Older

$2.00 per player

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
2 indoor courts reserved from 7:00 – 9:00 am
* Other 6 courts available if not reserved

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

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

Brenda B.

In March 2019 I attended a beginner women’s clinic. I was hooked. I went home and was so excited to tell my husband about it. He was skeptical at first but then he got hooked. We play 4-5 days a week sometimes twice a day. CnP is our choice for courts. We are both fully retired and this is something we can do together. We have made great friends and play regularly with 5 other couples. This keeps us in shape while having fun.

WICHITA, KS

Sheryl S.

I have always been an avid tennis player When injury struck once again ( torn tendon in my L foot) I could no longer play tennis for a while but was later able to try PB and later ease back into tennis. I absolutely fell in LOVE W PICKLEBALL! Started playing and became obsessed, made the most wonderful friends, and haven’t looked back! Chicken n Pickle is the coolest, most fun venue EVER! I have encouraged everyone I know to try it!

San Antonio, TX

Sabina S.

I am not athletic at all. In fact, when my now husband and I were dating, my bestie had to sit him down to let him know that 1) Sabina doesn’t “sports” and 2) Sabina doesn’t “outdoors”. She wanted to make sure he was good with that knowing he was/is into health and fitness – especially Pickle-ball. We never played while dating (he didn’t want to push it) but after we got married he wanted to have his birthday at Chicken n Pickle. That is when I played for the first time along with our huge group of friends. We’ve been hooked ever since. So much so that my husband started a church Pickle-ball group last year at CnP and we are headed into year 2 in April! We play several times a week to get our fix and continue to spread the “gospel” of Pickle-ball.

San Antonio, TX

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

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

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

Bill S.

In January 2017, I was in Overland Park with Bill, a first-grade classmate, who introduced me to Pickle Ball I didn’t know anything about the game. All players put their petals into a group of four. When it caught open, we played a doubles game. Bill was my partner he told me the rules as we went along. We lost the first game but won the second. That first day, Pickleball had me at “hello.“ Just that’s it

Wichita, KS

Jay & Cara T.

In the early years of CnP KC, the Fall Classic would draw top players, women and men, from across our nation. My wife and I were fortunate to host two player pros and remain in a special friendship with Bobby and Lucy to this day! Additionally, I travel extensively for work and take a couple paddles along anywhere I go. I now have player/friends in Maine, South Carolina, Connecticut, Washington and Michigan; just to list a few! What a great sport for increasing one’s quiver of friends from coast to coast!

Kansas City, MO

JENNY A.

I am addicted to pickleball. Almost 3 years ago, I took a class from Mary Desch. I met my BFF in that class, and she is as addicted as I am. I LOVE this sport and can’t get enough!

WICHITA, KS

Junior Clinics

Ages 8-18 can participate in this summers Junior Pickleball Clinics. Every Monday & Wednesday starting June 14th.

Ages 8-11: 10am – 11am

Ages 12-18: 11am – 12pm

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
  • #2 player in Missouri

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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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

Sunday, September 5th:
10am - 11pm

Tuesday, September 7th:
Closed 

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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

Sunday, September 5th:
10am - 11pm

 

Give us a call

Phone: (816) 537-1400

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