Pickleball Kingdom opened its door on May 2, 2022. The 15-court facility is the first dedicated indoor pickleball facility in Arizona and one of the largest in the country. It sports outdoor surfaces that pickleball players know and love with all the benefits of playing indoors. The specialized AC ducts eliminates the heat and wind of outdoor courts. The sports specific lighting illuminates the courts without the negative effects of the sun on the game and on players. And Pickleball Kingdom’s free app, which allows players to reserve a court, eliminates the waiting for a court that typically eats up most of a player’s time.

“We are excited that Pickleball Kingdom has opened in West Chandler,” says Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “Repurposing a big-box gym into 15 indoor pickleball courts is an excellent healthy, indoor exercise option for our Chandler residents.”

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It’s getting hot outside! With the summer heat upon us, the window of opportunity to play on public courts is virtually nonexistent. With so many people competing to play on the courts early in the morning or after the sun goes down, the wait times make the experience less attractive.

“Playing in triple digit weather is not good for your game, nor your health,” says Mike Rodrigues, Founder & CEO of Pickleball Kingdom. “We welcome all Arizonans to come play America’s fastest growing sport inside the air-conditioned walls of Pickleball Kingdom.”

Pickleball Kingdom is launching a new initiative to introduce pickleball to everyone. Pickleball 101 is a free class for the public, regardless of if they’re a member or not. It’s an introduction to the sport, overview of the rules, and coaching of the basic fundamentals of the game.

“At the Kingdom, we believe that pickleball is good for you physically, socially, and spiritually,” Rodrigues says. “We want everyone in the game. The reason most people haven’t tried the sport yet is either they don’t know anyone who will teach them, they don’t have the equipment, or they don’t know where to go. As ambassadors of the sport, we decided to eliminate all those barriers into this great sport of ours! We are offering a free Pickleball 101 class most days of the week. Anyone can go to our website and follow the link to get registered for a class time that works for them. We have highly qualified coaches to teach them, we provide the paddles and balls for our students to use, and they’ll be playing on the custom-colored courts of Pickleball Kingdom. All they have to do is show up with tennis shoes or sneakers. I would like to personally invite everyone to sign up for one of our free classes and experience what all your friends are addicted to.”

To sign up to attend a free Pickleball 101 Class, just go to www.pickleballkingdom.com, click on Visitor signup, create an account by choosing Visitor Free, and then go to the calendar and select the day and time you want to attend.

Features and benefits of Pickleball Kingdom include…

● 15 indoor courts

● Entire facility is air conditioned

● Memberships

Visitors welcomed

● Court reservations

● Tournaments

Leagues & Lessons

● Pro Shop

● Snack Bar

● Locker rooms with showers

● Ball Machines

● Party Room

● Corporate Events

● Birthday Parties

● Lounge areas

Pickleball Kingdom is located in Chandler on the NE corner of Ray and Rural. Visitors can drop by anytime for a tour of the club. The hours of operation are 6 am to midnight.