Picklemall, an innovative modular indoor pickleball concept that combines the adaptive reuse of mall spaces and technology will open its first U.S. location at Arizona Mills on Saturday, August 5. The 104,000 square-foot, 16 championship-style court facility will anchor the former At Home space on the east side of the shopping center near Ross.
To celebrate the grand opening, Picklemall will offer a FREE game to pickleball players on Saturday, August 5. Players can use promo code GRANDOPENING to schedule their free game at www.thepicklemall.com. Free games are first come, first served. One free game per person.
Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., experiencing 35% growth from August 2022 to March 2023, according to the Association of Pickleball Professionals. Due to this rapid growth and appetite for the game, Picklemall seeks to simplify the way people play the sport, making it more accessible and convenient to all.
Picklemall combines the passion for pickleball with technology to improve your game. Inside the court, gameplay will be recorded by a camera, giving players the ability to watch, analyze and learn from their game footage in real time.
Led by CEO West Shaw and backed by pickleball enthusiast, billionaire financier and Major League Pickleball founder Steve Kuhn, Picklemall believes the future of the game is indoors — especially important as the Valley sees soaring summer temperatures and the popularity of the game continues to skyrocket.
“As the world wonders what the next era will look like for mall spaces, bringing Pickleball to these properties was a no brainer,” Shaw said in a statement. “We’re excited to see how players enjoy our climate controlled concept, but also excited to help bring a new sense of community to local shopping malls.”
Picklemall’s facilities will be open to leagues, clinics, open play, tournaments and drop-in games.
The Picklemall Pro Shop, located inside the Tempe location, will feature Picklemall-branded merchandise and professional pickleball equipment from premier facility partner JOOLA USA. The facility will also include options for equipment rental.
Picklemall at Arizona Mills is located at 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Suite 313, Tempe. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.