Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It may be a silly name, but it’s a serious sport. It’s fast-paced and easy to learn, great exercise and fun for all!
To learn to play, you are invited to Pickleball Fundamentals class.
Our comprehensive pickleball program also includes open play, ladder league, After Hours, round robins, clinics, private lessons, Zero-Zero-Fit (pickleball fitness class), social activities and more! Some of the these activities are suspended due to Covid, but we will bring them back asap!
Stay in the loop by watching the “Pickleball Wall” in the gym and joining the pickleball email list. (See Anne.)
Some of our activities are available to non-members!
Aiken YMCA Pickleball is for ages 8+.
Wilson Y pickleball is for ages 16+.
North Jefferson Y Pickleball is for ages 16+.
The Y is open 5:00-8:00 pm for After Hours Pickleball the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month. After Hours Pickleball is available to members and non-members (Silver Sneakers should register as members). Registration in advance is required. Choose any dates you want to join us, and register for each date individually. The names of all registered participants for each session will appear on a roster. The manager-on-duty will only allow access to the facility to those on the roster. During After Hours pickleball, the rest of the facility is off limits. Registration is limited to 40 members per session. If you register and are not able to come, no refund available, and no transfer of registration available. Fees are $2 Members, $5 Non-members. Registration is available at the front desk and online. NOTE: Non-members who are not already in our system will need to complete initial registration in person and be prepared to show identification.
Important: Registration closes 4:00PM day of play. Direct any questions to Anne Rheins or Caitlin Barry.
Learn to play pickleball! Your first step is Fundamentals class, which is offered Tuesdays at 8:00AM. The class is one hour. But if you want to stay after class for more practice, instructors are usually available to play with you. Students and instructors all enjoy this “guided play” time together. During Fundamentals class you will have the benefit of learning from at least one certified pickleball coach, and one or more trained volunteer instructors.
Registration is available two weeks in advance. This is a one-hour class. Wear sneakers. Equipment is provided.
Beginning 1/1/21: Open Play is offered M/W/F 8-12. You are still required to register to play. Registrations are no longer court specific. However, you are still expected to play on the court that best matches your skill level as indicated below. This is for the benefit of all.
Red = 3.5 & up. Yellow = 3.0. Green = Recreational.
Registration opens one week in advance at 7:00am.
If you want to arrange more time to play with your pickleball partners and friends, please take advantage of our court reservations.
Direct your questions to Anne Rheins. 706-399-4958
Court reservations are for 2 hours on one court in adult gym unless otherwise noted. ONE member reserves court and pays $16 and can invite up to 7 players to share the court and the fee.
For the youth gym reservation, the net can be found behind the bleachers. There are a few balls in the bag as well.
NOTE regarding 10:00AM Tuesday reservations: For social distancing purposes, Zumba class is now held in the adult gym on Tuesdays at noon. Please be aware that you will need to have your net down by noon to accommodate the this class.
Personal coaching by a certified pickleball instructor. You may take the lesson one on one, or you can share the lesson (and the cost) with up to 3 other members. One individual registers and pays the fee. Lessons can be purchased individually or as a package for a cost savings.
1 Lesson: $35 members, $40 non-members
5 Lessons: $160 members, $185 non-members
10 Lessons: $300 members, $350 non-members
Once you have purchased lesson(s), you will be directed to the page where you can schedule them. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Rheins at [email protected]
Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the CSRA through programs designed to build healthy spirit, mind and body, reflecting the values of the Judeo-Christian tradition while maintaining respect for all people.
The YMCA of Greater Augusta is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization. Donations are tax-exempt FIN: 58-0566254