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Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States – 2.4 million people of all ages and fitness levels play it. 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.

Pickleball

Interested in Pickleball, but aren't sure where to start? Start with the basics!

Pickleball Lessons

Pickleball Lessons meet once a week with an instructor who will teach you and up to seven others the fundamentals of Pickleball and how the game is played.

*Please note, the registration fee for this program offering does not qualify for Open Doors Financial Assistance.
 

Locations & Session Dates

Cooper YMCA:

Mondays | March 4-18, 9:30-11:00am

Registration opens February 2.

 

Copple Family YMCA:

Next session TBD.

 

Fallbrook YMCA:

Next session TBD.

 

Northeast YMCA:

Next session TBD.

 

Y Members | $30

Community Members | $60

 

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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 four years ago 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.”

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

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.