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About Pickleball

No matter the weather outside, you can play Pickleball inside!  

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States. The game combines elements of badminton, ping pong, and tennis and can be played singles or doubles. Gather some friends or meet new players at a social drop-in session at the Y. 

“It’s easy to learn. It’s much easier to play than tennis,” said Bill Roehrs, a USA Pickleball Association Ambassador who lives in Lincoln and has demonstrated the game at the Cooper YMCA. “Keeping track of the score is the hardest part of the game. To start out, just try to get the ball over the net.”

A former tennis player, Roehrs, 68, began playing pickleball after his shoulder replacement surgery. “I fell in love with the game,” he said. “It is very social. And it is less stressful on the body than tennis. It’s easy on the wrists. You don’t have to hold the paddle tight or hit hard.”


Pickleball at the YMCA

All Lincoln YMCA facilities offer designated Pickleball times in our gyms. Click HERE to view the gym schedules at each branch.

YMCA Members play free. Day Fee applies for Community Members.

Day Fee Rates:

  • Youth (up to 18) - $10/day
  • Adult (19-59) - $17/day
  • Senior (60+) - $12/day

Note: If you have access to your own paddles, we encourage you to bring them. Paddles will be available at the branches for those who don't have their own.


Pickleball Playtime Scheduler 

Using this site, you'll be able to create and join play sessions with other players in your area. No more endless group texts or emails, or showing up to empty courts!

Playtime Scheduler