Pickle Ball

What Is Pickle-ball?

A Lively Racket Game for all Ages and Abilities

Pickle-ball® was created with one thing in mind: fun. It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you’re five, eighty-five or somewhere in between. It is a combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton.

Court and Gear

Pickle-ball® is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court (20 feet x 44 feet) with special Pickle-ball® paddles, made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials. The ball used is similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their mettle.

Rules of the Game

In addition to the modified net and gear, there are several key rules in Pickle-ball® that help make the game more accessible. In tennis, and many net sports, games are often won and lost by the power of the serve. In Pickle-ball®, the ball must bounce once on each side before volleys are allowed. This opens the game to more players and extends play for added fun.

History of Pickle-ball®

Pickle-ball® was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, WA. The goal of Pickleball® then and now was to create a game that was as fun as can be for every member of the family.

Times:

Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon (whole gym)

Fridays 3-5 p.m.  in the YMCA Aerobics Room.

 Cost: 

Pickle-Ball is free to members and $3 for non-members each time they play. Nonmember players must sign in before they play.

For more information:

To learn more about this fun game for all ages, ask YMCA Sports