Connecting through Pickleball

Ann Marie, Pickleball Ambassador at the Kennett Area YMCA plays a round of indoor pickleball with friends.

Pickleball enthusiasts often cite the social benefits of the game as one of the reasons for its growing popularity. Players enjoy the vibrant pickleball community as much as they enjoy playing this popular game.

At the Y, we are focused on building community and love to see our members finding connection in our spaces and our programs. We offer many ways to lean into the community aspect of pickleball. Below are our top five ways.

  1. Focus on quality time at Grown-Up/Child Pickleball Classes
    Pickleball is a unique sport that can be enjoyed by all ages. Our Grown-Up/Child Pickleball Classes allow you to spend quality time while sharing your love of pickleball with the next generation. View Upcoming Sessions
  2. Pickle with a friend at Semi-Private Lessons
    Want to learn more about pickleball while spending time with a friend? Semi-Private Pickleball Lessons are the way to go! Each lesson lasts one hour and is tailored to you - and your friend. Learn About Lessons for Two
  3. Three's the lucky number at Three & Me Pickleball Lessons
    You and two friends will enjoy learning skills and tips from one of our certified instructors. Each one-hour lesson is designed to teach specific aspects of the game while having fun. Learn About Three & Me Lessons
  4. Play with a group during Pickleball Clinics
    Pickleball clinics at the Y offer players a chance to learn more about the game in a group setting. You and up to seven other participants will learn new skills from one of our certified Pickleball Pros. We offer clinics for a variety of skill levels. View Upcoming Clinics
  5. Meet up monthly with Pickleball Club
    Want to learn and play each month with a dedicated group of pickleball enthusiasts? We've got you covered with Pickleball Club. Members of Pickleball Club enjoy a monthly pickleball clinic, exclusive open play opportunities and special events throughout the year. Learn about Pickleball Club