Pickleball

PICKLE BALL AT THE Y

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Pickle ball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. See how much fun Pickle ball can be for you and your friends!

Play for fun, exercise, challenge and friendship.

Download Pickleball Rules Here


ORGANIZED OPEN PLAY

Pick your pace! We offer opportunities for members to drop in and learn or improve their game in our beginning levels or play in a more competitive environment in our advance levels. Browse the levels below for complete details, registration information and rates.

Pickleball Hours: Click on the level below for hours

Don't know which level to play in? Review the skill level definitions on the IFP website and determine your 2-digit skill level.

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Beginner/Beginning Intermediate (Level 1.0 - 2.5 )

This is our beginning to beginning intermediate level. Ready to rally and know how to score? Come join us!

Tuesday & Thursday: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm & 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

  • YMCA Members: Free! Included in your membership.
  • YMCA Guests: $5 daily

Pickleball is by reservations only: We will have two (2) one hour blocks, so you may sign up for either one. There will be a total of 32 spots available between the two slots. Please do not sign up for both as we would like for as many members to enjoy playing.

Reservations can be made on our website at greaternaplesymca.org/schedules.html. Reservations can also be made on the mobile app. Download the app by clicking here: Download YMCA Mobile App. See below on how to make a reservation. You may also call and someone at the front desk can assist in signing you up, if space is available.

How to make a reservation:

  • Using the website or mobile app, scroll down the schedule to the “Pickleball” session and click "Sign up".
  • Once pop-up appears, sign in. If this is your first time making a reservation, please sign up. You will need an email for each user.
  • Click on the blue "Reserve a Spot" button and you're all set.
  • Reserve your spot a maximum of 48 hours in advance and end 15 minutes prior to the class start time.
  • If you need help, please call us and we will help you with the reservation.
  • Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.

Checking in: Please check in at the front desk before heading to the gym.

  • YMCA members can scan the key card or phone and head to the gym.
  • If you are not a member, please stop by the front desk and pay the daily drop in fee ($5).

Extra Notes:

  • No sharing paddles. Unfortunately, YMCA paddles will be unavailable. If you sign up, please ensure you have a paddle.
  • Bring your water bottles, we encourage you not to use the water fountains.
  • Temperature checks will be taken at the main entrance.
  • Masks are required upon entry and while on the hallways. Not required during play.
  • For the time being, I will not be hosting beginner classes. I hope to resume these soon, but do not have a time frame as of yet.

Intermediate/Advance (Level 3.0+)

This is our intermediate to advance level for our more competitive players.

Monday & Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm & 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

  • YMCA Members: Free! Included in your membership.
  • YMCA Guests: $5 daily

Pickleball is by reservations only: We will have two (2) one hour blocks, so you may sign up for either one. There will be a total of 32 spots available between the two slots. Please do not sign up for both as we would like for as many members to enjoy playing.

Reservations can be made on our website at greaternaplesymca.org/schedules.html. Reservations can also be made on the mobile app. Download the app by clicking here: Download YMCA Mobile App. See below on how to make a reservation. You may also call and someone at the front desk can assist in signing you up, if space is available.

How to make a reservation:

  • Using the website or mobile app, scroll down the schedule to the “Pickleball” session and click "Sign up".
  • Once pop-up appears, sign in. If this is your first time making a reservation, please sign up. You will need an email for each user.
  • Click on the blue "Reserve a Spot" button and you're all set.
  • Reserve your spot a maximum of 48 hours in advance and end 15 minutes prior to the class start time.
  • If you need help, please call us and we will help you with the reservation.
  • Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.

Checking in: Please check in at the front desk before heading to the gym.

  • YMCA members can scan the key card or phone and head to the gym.
  • If you are not a member, please stop by the front desk and pay the daily drop in fee ($5).

Extra Notes:

  • No sharing paddles. Unfortunately, YMCA paddles will be unavailable. If you sign up, please ensure you have a paddle.
  • Bring your water bottles, we encourage you not to use the water fountains.
  • Temperature checks will be taken at the main entrance.
  • Masks are required upon entry and while on the hallways. Not required during play.
  • For the time being, I will not be hosting beginner classes. I hope to resume these soon, but do not have a time frame as of yet.
 

Intro to Pickle Ball Clinic(45 Mins)

New to pickle ball? Learn the basics of the game, ground rules, and game play. (By reservation only)

  • Lessons will be held on Tuesdays depending on availablity. Please call to reserve.

  • YMCA Members: $20 | Y Guests: $25

Classes temporarily suspended

Join our YMCA Pickleball Facebook Group!

Stay connected!

Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ymcapickleball/

This group is created for members to ask questions and share their thoughts, pictures and experiences with other pickle ballers. Enjoy, and tell your friends about us!

Pickleball Central Club Rewards

We’re now Club Rewards members with Pickleball Central!

As part of the rewards club, members get 5% discount on everything they purchase from PickleballCentral.com, and an additional 5% of the purchase price goes back to the Y in the form of an annual gift card.

When checking out, simply type in our club’s discount code: CRGNY. Happy shopping!


QUESTIONS?

For more information on Pickleball, please contact:

Danny Soto
239.963.3769
dsoto@greaternaplesymca.org