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.
ALERT: Fundamentals registration has changed. Please read…
Learn to play pickleball! Your first step is Fundamentals class, which is offered in monthly sessions on 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 til about 10:00. Students and instructors all enjoy this extra “guided play” time together.
Each session is 4 weeks long, the first 4 Tuesdays of the month.
Different skills will be taught during each of the 4 sessions, so we ask that you make every effort to be present every week. If you attend every class, you will be eligible for a free private lesson!
Please arrive a few minutes early to get checked in etc, so we can begin class right at 8:00AM. Wear sneakers. Equipment is provided. We recommend you NOT purchase equipment in advance so we can give you guidance on that.
Ladder League is individual performance based. Partner not required. The league captain will determine your match-up and format each week. Each Tuesday you will be notified via email of your playtime & line up.
Ladder Divisions: Divisions are gender neutral and based upon overall skill level.
League Session: Ladder games will take place on Thursdays, June 17th – August 19th for a total of 10 weeks of play. Players are encouraged, but not required, to be present to play every week.
Weekly Schedule: The weekly schedule will be emailed to you on Tuesdays at the latest. Please keep in mind that there are two start times (5:45 & 7:15). Your start time may change week to week. Notify league captain before Tuesday, if you will not be present to play .
Contact Anne or Caitlin (League Captain) for more info. Registration limited to ages 16+.
Online / Front Desk
10/07/21 - 12/16/21
Registration Closed on 10/03/2021
8/2/21 - 12/31/22
Open Play is offered M/W/F 8-12. Registration in advance is not required! However, all players must sign-in when arriving at the courts.
NEW! We will have Open Play on Monday nights 5-9 beginning September 27th!
If you want to arrange more time to play on a private court with your pickleball partners and friends, please take advantage of our court reservations. Share the cost and the court, and everybody wins!
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]
Pickleball tshirts available! Check with Anne regarding availability of size and color prior to purchase. After purchase, give your receipt to Anne and she will get the shirt.
08/09/17 - 12/31/21
Register at front desk
ZERO-ZERO-FIT Pickleball Fitness Class
10/5/21 - 10/28/21
ZERO-ZERO-FIT is a pickleball drill and fitness class for aspiring and seasoned pickleball players of all ages and abilities. Taught by a certified pickleball instructor, referee and functional fitness trainer.
Pickleball drills form the foundation of this class and concludes with a functional fitness workout to develop your kinetic chain. Developing your strokes and strategy, along with hand-eye coordination, reaction time, stamina, endurance, strength, balance, agility, and flexibility.
If you do not have a paddle, one will be provided for you. Please bring water and a towel.
The class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am in the youth gym.
Fee payment gives you access to all the classes in the monthly session you register for (usually 8 classes). Registration limited to 12 per class.
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