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PICKLEBALL

Pickleball is quickly gaining in popularity all across the United States!

Get in on the fun and play at The Courts! Pickleball was created decades ago in Seattle, Washington. The story goes that Joel Pritchard, William Bell, and Barney McCallum were looking for a game that the whole family could enjoy so they created an exciting combination of badminton, tennis, and ping pong. This game is perfect for all ages and skill levels. So why is it called pickleball you ask? No, the ball isn't a pickle, or even shaped like a pickle. The story goes that the family dog, named Pickles, would steal the balls when they fell out of play and run away from them. Thus, the name pickleball came to be.

HOW TO PLAY

Pickleball is played on a court that is sized the same as a badminton court. A net, similar to a tennis net, divides the play areas. The ball is a more durable version of a whiffle ball. Finally, a paddle with the mobility of a ping pong paddle, only bigger, is used to hit the ball back and forth. The easy pace is what makes the game friendly for all ages. You can play pickleball as a singles or a doubles match.

PICKLEBALL AT THE COURTS

The Courts has nine indoor pickleball courts for you to enjoy. We supply the balls, but it's recommended to bring a paddle of your own. We have paddles upon request, but there is a limited amount. Everyone is welcome to play with a sportsmanlike and friendly attitude. We offer both open play and tournaments. Open play is held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and occasionally during the evenings when court space is available. Contact us for more details.

COME VISIT THE COURTS TODAY

The Courts offers pickleball, volleyball, and basketball at our state of the art facilities. We are the leading sports facility in Southwest Missouri, so come experience The Courts today. We also have an awesome food court and game room featuring games provided by Kinney Entertainment. In other words, we have a little something for everyone! Contact us today or view our website for more information.

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