Dedicated Pickleball Indoor Venues

11 Dedicated Indoor Pickleball Courts that will Turn you Green with Envy

At last. With dedicated, outdoor pickleball courts sprouting up in smaller cities and villages around the country, we are also beginning to see indoor pickleball courts become just a little more plentiful.

While we are certainly grateful for those YMCAs, Community Centers – and even tennis centers – that have embraced pickleball with temporary lines and portable nets, nothing beats playing in a dedicated, indoor facility when the weather outside is uncooperative.

And, just in case you were wondering, indoor pickleball court dimensions are the same as outdoor courts. The official court size and dimensions will always be the same – 20′ x 44.’

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Top 10+ Dedicated Indoor Pickleball Courts

The following is a roundup of ten+ venues with dedicated, pickleball indoor courts that any pickleball addict should put a high priority on visiting:

1. Chicken n Pickle

Chicken n Pickle may very well be the first instance (of many) in which the business model successfully blended pickleball with casual dining. Chicken N Pickle is an “entertainment complex including a fast-casual dining restaurant, several outdoor and indoor pickleball courts, a bar and entertainment space, food trucks, outdoor lawn games like ping pong and Jenga, and a living room with fire pits and TV screens for you and your friends to catch your favorite game.”

Chicken n Pickle opened its first location in North Kansas City, MO in July 2016. Since then they have opened additional locations in Wichita, KS, Overland Park, KS, San Antonio, TX, Grand Prairie, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Oklahoma City, OK.

2.  Smash Park

Smash Park – with locations in West Des Moines, IA and Pella, IA (with additional locations coming to Minneapolis, MN and Omaha, NE) – has a similar concept to that of Chicken N Pickle. Smash Park is a social entertainment venue featuring casual dining, an indoor deck with a full bar, outdoor fire pits, and shaded beer gardens – and, of course, outdoor and indoor pickleball courts. In addition, Smash Park also includes shuffleboard, bocce ball, ping pong, cornhole, and a variety of other yard games.

3.  House of Pickleball

Located in Leland, North Carolina (just across the bridge from Wilmington), House of Pickleball is a pickleball-only facility that features 6 dedicated, indoor climate-controlled pickleball courts. The HOP, which opened in July 2018, offers drop-in play, round-robins, socials, tournaments, instructions, and much more. It also features a viewing area, a pro shop, a ball machine for rent, and beer, wine, cider, and snacks for sale.

4.  Missouri Pickleball Club

Their website makes the claim that this is “America’s largest indoor pickleball facility.” I would be hard-pressed to argue. After all, MPC boasts 18 indoor courts, including 5 championship courts in a 51,000 square foot facility– and is open from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

5.  Pickleball Kingdom

Located in Chandler, AZ, Pickleball Kingdom – and its 15 indoor courts – has the following amenities: tournaments, leagues, daily drop-in play, lessons, snack bar, pro shop, mezzanine viewing area and locker rooms with showers, and of course, the perfect temperature throughout!

6.  Espire Sports

Espire Sports is a premier pickleball and multi-sport complex located in the Prescott Gateway Mall in Prescott, Arizona. I love it – repurposing a mall! The complex includes indoor pickleball (14 dedicated indoor courts), yard games, an arcade, bocce ball, cornhole, ping-pong, billiards, a fitness center, and locker rooms with showers.  Espire Sports also has Golf simulators, a 9-hole putting green, pro-shop, cafe and juice bar.

7.  Pickle & Chill

Pickle & Chill is located in Columbus, Ohio, and played host to Major League Pickleball in October 2022. Pickle & Chill officially opened to the public in November 2022 with 6 dedicated indoor courts (and 5 dedicated outdoor courts scheduled to open in spring, 2023). Pickle & Chill has a food and beverage lounge, special event space, and extensive programming.

8.  Pickle Shack

Located in Delaware, OH (central, Ohio), the Pickle Shack currently has 10 dedicated indoor courts with PlaySight technology on all courts. The Pickle Shack has extensive opportunities for open play, leagues, and more.

9.  Pickleball Zone

Located in Bend, Oregon, Pickleball Zone opened in October 2018. The 55,000 square foot facility hosts ​Trampoline Zone & Adventure Park on the ground floor and 8 dedicated pickleball courts on the 3rd floor. The Head Players Lounge on the fourth floor and observation balconies provide a great viewing experience for those not on the courts. The business model for the Pickleball Zone includes memberships and individual court rental, lessons, clinics, camps, round robins, challenge play, tournaments, and mixers.

10.  Iowa West Field House

Opened in September 2019, the Iowa West Field House – and its 6 state-of-the-art pickleball courts – is home to the Council Bluffs Area Pickleball Club. According to architectural firm, Schemmer, the “project was a 16,000 square feet tenant improvement project for the Iowa West Foundation in previously vacant bays of the Iowa West Fieldhouse… the existing facility already houses several basketball and volleyball courts. This project transformed the vacant bays into an indoor pickleball facility with six courts including a specialized sports floor and court divider nets.”

11.  Pickleball Island

With 7 courts, a pro shop, and a lounge, Pickleball Island of Grand Island, NY is the largest dedicated indoor pickleball facility in all of New York. Pickleball Island offers open play, leagues, court rental, lessons, clinics, and three tournaments a year.

Final Thoughts

Investment in venues with dedicated, pickleball indoor courts is seemingly just beginning. Just a few short years ago, there were very few venues that made this list. Now – in early 2023 – I had to leave some good ones off. The list will, no doubt, look dramatically different a year from now as there are some extremely cool concepts on the drawing board for 2023.

Please visit www.PickleballUserReviews.com for listings of “cool” pickleball venues – including those with dedicated, indoor pickleball courts. While there, please leave a review of a favorite venue you may have visited.

See you on the courts!

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12 Comments

  1. Which of all these is the best business model, perhaps distinguishing the best non-profit and the best for-profit business models?

  2. I am sorry to report that Pickleball Station in Kent, Washington closed permanently on March 12, 2020. The closure was announced in early February. It was not due to failure, but rather to the outstanding success of Pickleball Central, with which it shared space.

  3. Our mission statement [Council Bluffs Area Pickleball], contained in our bylaws is:
    “To provide a fun, healthy, recreational activity for all members and guests, through a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.”

    We offer reservations and have open play as well. Men’s & Women’s round robin weekly & free lessons every Tuesday afternoon.

    Open seven days a week five dollars members for three hours of play, $7.50 non members. A special thanks to the Iowa West foundation for funding this facility, truly a community asset.

    https://www.cbapb.com/

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