Pickleball

Pickleball is fast-paced fun and can be played by folks from 9 to over 90 years old. It is one of the few sports where young and old and mixed genders can play together, have an enjoyable experience, and equal success. Pickleball is a game of strategy and patience, which at the higher levels requires placement over power. Play smarter, not harder.

In this very social game, groups show up at a pre-determined time and rotate into games.

Pickleball is recognized as America’s fastest growing sport that is currently played in all 50 states in 8500+ locations by an estimated 3.5 million people as well as internationally.

Contact Youth & Family Director, Dave Garappolo, at [email protected] for more information. 

We offer open play:

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 7 – 9 am
    • Beginner/Intermediate 
    • Free for YMCA Members
  • Tuesday from 10 am – 12 noon
    • Beginner/Intermediate 
    • Free for YMCA Members
  • Tuesday from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. (All players must enter the building no later than 7:45 pm)
    • Advanced Play 
    • $5/night for Y Members
    • $15/night for Non Members
  • Saturday from 7:30 – 10 am
    • Beginner/Intermediate 
    • Free for YMCA Members
  • Sunday from 8 – 9 am
    • Beginner Players
    • Free for YMCA Members
  • Sunday from 9 am – 12 noon
    • Beginner/Intermediate 
    • Free for YMCA Members
Players must pre-register via the YMCA website (here) or register at the Welcome Center prior to play (space dependent). Anyone is welcome to observe.
 

PICKLEBALL PLAY GUIDELINES

1. Have fun and play safe.

2. Players must  register their spot prior to play at the Welcome Center or online (space dependent). Anyone is welcome to observe.

3. Beginner– a player that has experience with racquet sports (tennis etc). Intermediate– a player that has experience playing Pickleball, has a knowledge of keeping score, and has played competitive games with other players. Advanced – a player that has extensive knowledge of the sport of Pickleball, has played consistently for years, and has experience playing in a competitive format. 

YouTube offers helpful videos to get started, as well as www.usapickleball.org.

4. All games are played to 11 points, and must win by 2 points. You only score points when your team is serving.

5. To facilitate Player Rotation, waiting players will line up their paddles in the designated sideline area. When a game finishes, the two winning players will stay on the court if it is their first game. These two players will split up on opposite sides of the court. A player will rotate out if they have already played 2 games in a row on this court. Non-winners will also rotate out. The first 2, 3, or 4 players at the head of the line will then rotate in. The 2, 3, or 4 players rotating out of a game will put their paddles at the end of the line to rotate into their next game.

6. If you have questions or suggestions feel free to speak to an advisory group member (Ken, James, Alison, Mary Lou). They can present your thoughts for discussion at a monthly meeting. 

USA Pickleball (https://usapickleball.org) is the governing body for pickleball in the US. Their website has a wealth of information including rules, a searchable list of places to play, listings of sanctioned tournaments, instructional videos, and more.

Resources:
Pickleball Central (https://www.pickleballcentral.com) is a one stop shop for equipment and has a 30-day trial period for paddles.

Use discount code CRShelburne to receive 5% off your order

Follow Greenfield Pickleball (private Facebook Group) for information about Pickleball in the area. 

FREE CLOTHING STORE!

Please consider donating good, clean clothing (sneakers, shoes, belts, purses, etc.) to our upcoming FREE CLOTHING STORE through Oct 3.

Come ‘shop’ our store on Tuesday, Oct 4 from 10-6 pm.
Open to the entire community.

Interested in volunteering, call the Welcome Center.