Pickleball

Quote from Pickleball co-inventor, Barney McCallum, “From day one we fought big powerful people domineering the game. These rules put every size and shape right into it.”

Our Y and Greenfield Pickleball (private Facebook Group) have drop-in play for all levels.

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 typically gather for ‘open play’, where players 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.

We offer open play:
  • Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays from 7 – 9 am
    • Free for YMCA Members
    • Just stop by the gym
  • Tuesday & Thursday from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. (All players must enter the building no later than 7:45 pm)
    • $5/night for Y Members
    • $15/night for Non Members
    • Reserve your space here

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

Our YMCA facility and all programs, classes and workout areas are open.
 
The Greenfield Board of Health has advised our School-Age Before and After School Program to be closed until Monday, December 13 due to multiple public school exposures of COVID-19.
 
Our Before & After School program area will be sanitized while remaining inaccessible during this closure. The Y Academy on Main (our Preschool program) will remain open.
 
Any questions should be directed to Jennifer Hoffman at the Greenfield Board of Health Department at 413-772-1404 ext 2100.
 
Thank you for your understanding and for your continued support.