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Learn to play pickleball, or hone your skills at the Y. We’ve got three courts taped off in the gym, and lots of opportunities for members to join a friendly game. Pickleball is an easy sport to learn. Just be careful… it may become your new obsession!

Pickleball is a fun, social sport, with simple rules that make it easy to learn.

It can also be fast-paced and competitive! All you need is a paddle and a pickleball. Penn 26 indoor pickleballs are suggested for our court. They can be purchased at the Welcome Center for $3.00 each. We have lots of Open Pickleball time, and often offer pop-up beginner classes as well.

pickleball players at the keene ymca

Rules of Play

We’ve established a very basic set of rules of play for our courts. These include:

The Paddle System

The Paddle System comes into play when players are waiting to join in a game. Here’s how it works:

Paddle Placement

Program Information

Open Pickleball

Drop in for a game anytime we have the courts set up. For members, Open Pickleball times are by reservation through the Y app. Open Pickleball is free for members. 

Intro to Pickleball

Several times throughout the year our Y will offer pickleball lessons under the direction of local pickleball legend Cain Frazier. Learn the basics during this 3-part lesson series with. We’ll cover the rules of the game, scoring, etiquette and more. All necessary equipment will be provided.

Sign up for a class!

Register online anytime during the enrollment period or contact us to learn more.