Best Places to Play Pickleball in Wichita
Pickleball has taken Wichita by storm! Whether you want to hit the ball around with your friends or get into competitive league play, there are some great places to play pickleball in Wichita and the surrounding areas.
The Sandbox at Derby (Coming Soon!)
Beach sports in Kansas? You bet. The Sandbox at Derby is opening in Summer 2022 and we can't wait.
This premier sports and entertainment complex (and all-around awesome hangout spot) will feature five outdoor and four indoor pickleball courts, sand volleyball (on super-soft custom blend sand), cornhole, yard games and more. The venue supplies all the balls and equipment, so all you need to do is show up ready to play. Best of all, you can play all year round thanks to a 65,000 square foot seasonal dome that covers the outdoor courts—the largest of its kind in Kansas.
Between games, you can grab a drink or a bite in the two-story restaurant and bar, with an open-air rooftop patio overlooking the pickleball action. Pickleball courts can be reserved ahead of time for your group. Pickleball leagues are already forming at The Sandbox at Derby, so you'll want to snag your spot ASAP!
Chicken N Pickle Wichita
It's right there in the name! The Chicken N Pickle entertainment complex boasts six outdoor and four indoor pickleball courts alongside shuffleboard, bocce ball and lawn games. You can improve your pickleball skills at "Signature Camp" or put them to the test at a tournament. There's plenty to do indoors, too, with a casual restaurant and sports bar featuring craft beers and a game room with TVs and ping pong.
Pickleball courts fill up fast, so reservations are recommended.
Wichita Park & Recreation
Wichita Park & Rec offers dozens of indoor and outdoor public pickleball courts all over the city. Some are first-come-first-serve while others can be reserved for a fee. You can see all pickleball court locations here. Riverside Tennis Center offers pickleball lessons for youth and adults as well as several pickleball leagues.
Greater Wichita YMCA
The Greater Wichita YMCA offers open court indoor pickleball during specified times at most of its locations. It's free for members or you can play with a Guest Pass. Paddles and balls are available to borrow. Pickleball is still new to the Y and they don't yet have a court reservation system or leagues, but that will likely change soon. You can get the latest here.