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. 

YouTube offers helpful videos to get started.

We offer pickleball play times*:

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 7 – 9 am
    Beginner / Intermediate
  • Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. (Enter the building no later than 7:45 pm)
    Beginner / Intermediate
  • Tuesday from 10 am – 12 noon
    Beginner / Intermediate
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. (Enter the building no later than 7:45 pm)
    Advanced Play
  • Saturday from 7:30 – 10 am
    Beginner / Intermediate
  • Sunday from 7:30 – 10 am
    Beginner / Intermediate Players

Pickleball play is included in your YMCA membership!
Non Members can purchase a Day Pass for $10 per day.

*Schedule is subject to change. 

Spaces are limited, players must reserve their spot here or register at the Welcome Center prior to play. Anyone is welcome to observe.

 

PICKLEBALL PLAY GUIDELINES

1. Have fun and play safe.

2. Players must pre-register prior to play. Registering guarantees your spot and informs other members that there is interest in play at that time. 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. 

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, and Alison). 

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.