At the Regional YMCA, we’re rising to the challenge of providing our members with the opportunity to learn and play pickleball!

Pickleball is:

  • Easy to learn and play
  • Great exercise
  • Inexpensive
  • A ton of fun

Pickleball culture is:

  • Welcoming to new players
  • Social
  • Inclusive
  • Makes it easy to find others to play with, anywhere you go

For all these reasons, Pickleball is America’s Fastest Growing Sport!

Pickleball was invented in 1965 as a children’s backyard game. It is a racket/paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net. Pickleball shares features of other racket sports – a net like tennis, a court like badminton, and a paddle like table tennis. 

How to Get Involved:

The Regional Y offers

  • Open Gym Time for Pickleball
  • Pickleball Clinics

Learn more below.

Pickleball Contact:

Lisa O’Connor
Wellness Director
203.775.4444 x 135

Open Gym Pickleball

“Open Play” is offered to for active YMCA Members. If you’re a newcomer to pickleball, you can expect to find a community of friends who will help you get started.

Available Days and Times:

Tuesday and Thursday 6:00am – 7:30am

Tuesday and Thursday 12:30pm – 2:30pm 

Fridays and Sundays 1:00pm 3:00pm (half gym)

Members are encouraged to bring their own paddle and balls and are asked to set up and take down the nets.

Pickleball Players

Pickleball Clinic

We are excited to bring you, Pickleball Instructor, Martin Schneider – A Level One Certified Pickleball Instructor through IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association). Martin will provide members with hands-on instruction including rules, proper form, etc. There are 2 different levels of clinics are held, Intro to Pickleball and Advanced Beginner Pickleball



The clinics are held on Mondays and Wednesday of the same week, and members must be able to attend both.  


Intro to Pickleball and Advanced Beginner Pickleball will be available twice a week for each session. Choose a level that is right for you and find available dates by clicking on the link below.


$100 per session – Members

$140 per session – Non-members

Session includes 2 classes. Must be able to attend both classes in one session.

pile of pickleball paddles

Pickleball Contact:

Lisa O’Connor
Wellness Director
203.775.4444 x 135